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DuBarry 5390 Pattern Review
Pattern Review: DuBarry 5390, circa 1940s
Pattern Description: Misses’ and Women’s dress. Blouse and skirt joins to an inset belt. Dress buttons in front below the collar. Patch pockets trims front of blouse. Bishop or short sleeves are used. Fig. I: collar, front edges, pockets and inset belt are trimmed with saddle stitching.
Pattern Sizing: This was a 34 bust.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The dress has a very iconic 1940s feel to it, more so than other 1940s dresses. I like the clean lines with on excessive or unflattering gathers.
Fabric Used: Cotton.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Since buttons are expensive here, I omitted the buttons going down the skirt. I liked the shirtdress look so I kept the buttons on the bodice. I inserted an invisible side zipper. The skirt was a four-gored skirt that matched this pattern’s four-gored skirt. I omitted the pockets on the bodice since I think those are generally unflattering. I also omitted the inset belt since I didn’t think it needed it.
This was my first time sewing a collar or set-in sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes.
Conclusion: I love DuBarry.
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