Very rare vintage pattern with instructions Butterick 7982. There is considerable wear on the pattern sleeve. Pattern is uncut and is in excellent condition. Basic dress combining two important fashion looks - the surplice bodice and the Empire line. A has below-elbow sleeved sheath, ribbon bound surplice. B has short sleeves, no binding. C has below-elbow sleeves, flared skirt.
Size 14, Bust 34
Suggested fabrics: Shantung, faille, crepe, sheer or light-weight wools, cotton broadcloth, linen, pique