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McCall 1353; ©1947;
The pattern makes an evening dress or day dress and calls for wool jersey tubing or open rayon jersey. The pattern also includes pattern pieces for a guimpe to be worn under the tunic dress and for the shoulder pads. There is also a belt pattern included. The pattern includes a blue transfer for the smocking panel on the front of view F and full instructions on how to smock it. The evening dress has a front slit and smocking. The day dress can have a high collar or a modified sweetheart neckline. Guimpe has sleeves that extend out of the kimono sleeves of the dress and it ties at the side.
Featured in McCall's Style News September 1947
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This photo is from the Winter 1947-48 issue of MCCALL NEEDLEWORK magazine. The article title was "sack Dresses Can Fit!" The image at far right was manipulated in an attempt to highlight the smocking detail on the gown.