Ladies' classic dress pattern makes many styles, all of them with a timeless look. The basic dress has a waist seam, back zipper, skirt attached to the bodice, and *Viennese darts. Variations include a boat neck, squarre neck, or u-neck, with our without a collar, sleeveless or cap or 3/4 set-in sleeves, skirt either slender or full, and tie at waist or plain. Design your look...with mix & match pattern pieces, New Look 6824, 2008
*Viennese seams are long, rounded seams, used in figure-shaping or tailored fitting outerwear. They begin in the middle of the armhole and lead in an arc over the bust or the shoulder blade to the waist or hem of the garment. The main difference from princess seams is that princess seams run down from the shoulder, whereas viennese seams run down from the armhole. The same descriptions for Viennese or princess darts are the same, except they don't extend to the hemline.
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We wore a lot of dresses similar to this when I was younger, say in the 1960s and 70s. They're always in style, and back then ladies were expected to wear respectable dresses to school, church, work, even shopping. It wasn't untiil the 1970s that the dress codes started to relax. It's still nice to see ladies and girls in a dress once in a while.
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