American Designer's 1042

Spadea 1042; ©1950 (from instruction sheet); a Diminutive by Sylvan Rich From the pattern envelope:" Fabulous vintage dress pattern by Sylvan Rich for American Designer's Patterns (later renamed Spadea), circa 1950s, pattern no. 1042. From envelope back: "'The Headliner' -- A Diminutive by Sylvan Rich: Featuring the newest front page hit of the season, the OBLIQUE line, Sylvan Rich has created a 'round the clock dress that will fill the gap in your wardrobe schedule. The designer plots a curve to give the allusion of added height to the petite figure, translates his ideas into a heavy crepe, and comes up with this most wearable dress for the 5'5" and under."

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