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Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 The Week in Patterning - 47, Pattern Tour & Review by Threads Magazine

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Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 The Week in Patterning - 47, Pattern Tour & Review by Threads Magazine

This little gem of a 1947 Butterick pattern is featured in Threads Magazine, issue #188 (Dec. '16/Jan. '17) Pattern Review on page 24.  So, I am making this post the pattern tour for it!  I issued it in my multi-size series last year for 32" to 48" bust:   The cut-out details at the front of each shoulder create a flattering, almost sweetheart neckline.  The original pattern instructs making these cutouts with narrow hand-rolled hems (illustrated below).  I noted in my instructions to face the cut-outs with silk organza, using narrow seam allowances to get stable, crisp openings. There are...

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