Polka dots make pattern news (1959)

Original publication: Family Circle Date: May 1959
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Polka dots make pattern news

There’s big news this spring for the home sewer who likes polka dots. Here, in variety, are dotted fabrics in a number of the newest pattern designs. Choose the size of dot best suited to you and your pattern — and sew away!

  • Youthful in styling — and practical, too — this dress has a scoop neckline, brief cap sleeve, and an above-waist belt. The little back-buttoned jacket provides a sometime cover-up. We used Triplex dotted rayon. Simplicity printed pattern No. 2915 comes in sizes 11-15; 12-18.
  • A boldly dotted fabric is well-adapted to this sleeveless dress with its cape collar and diagonal closing. We used Ship Ahoy, an Everglaze cotton by Riegel. Simplicity printed pattern No. 2909 comes in junior-miss and misses’ sizes.
  • This becoming dress for a young matron has a soft collar ending in a tie. Note the slanted pockets. We made it in Cohama Silsurrah, a rayon-and-silk twill. Simplicity’s Slenderette printed pattern No. 2921 comes in misses’ and women’s sizes.
  • Sturdy enough for playtime, yet pretty enough to wear to a summer-afternoon party, this dress is made of Dimple Dot cotton by Bates. The bodice is fitted; the skirt, full. Bands and bows of the fabric provide the only trimmings. (See the detailed view on the opposite page.) Simplicity printed pattern No. 2913 comes in junior-miss and misses’ sizes.

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Source publication: Family Circle

Publication date: May 1959

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