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1933 Katharine Hepburn Ensemble Multi-size Pattern by EvaDress
Designed by Howard Greer for Katharine Hepburn in her first leading role (as Cynthia Darrington, Christopher Strong), this Dress, jacket (with long or short sleeves) and hat ensemble was made available in pattern form by the Butterick Pattern Company as part of their 'Starred' series!
In 2007, I created this multi-size pattern from the size 16 (34" bust) original vintage pattern (available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/758438920/1933-katharine-hepburn-ensemble-single?ref=listings_manager_grid) for size set A, fitting 30" to 34" bust, 25" to 28" waist, 33" to 37" hip, size set B, fitting 36" to 40" bust, 30" to 34" waist and 39" to 43" hip or size set C fits 42" to 46" bust, 36" to 40" waist, 47" to 49" hip.
3/4" seams are given at underarm (all side) seams and 3/8" seams are given on all other edges.
The center back seam of the jacket lay on true bias, so plaid or striped fabrics show off the chevron effect! The seam joining the bodice and skirt of the dress is shaped at the built-up waistline to follow the line of the jacket's lower edge for uninterrupted flattering lines.
I would consider the jacket an advanced sewing level, as a gusset is sewn into the underarm. I have provided additionally illustrated instructions for this.
See my shop listings for the jacket available separately (per this link:) https://www.etsy.com/listing/248841718/1933-katharine-hepburn-jacket-evadress?ref=shop_home_active_30
I wrote for Threads Magazine based on this pattern. See article here: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns/page/all
Read about my jacket project in black wool tweed in Threads Magazine Gallery here: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26895/katharine-hepburn-jacket
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PATTERN NOT IN YOUR SIZE? Upon request, I am happy to furnish an additional schematic showing where to adjust the pattern pieces with instructions on how to re-size the pattern.
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