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RARE SUSAN OLIVER WORK OF HEART FRENCH GOWN PATTERN
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RARE SUSAN OLIVER WORK OF HEART FRENCH GOWN PATTERN
$149.99
HARD TO FIND AND OUT OF PRINT

Vintage Adult Heirloom Sewing Pattern

Sizes 6-22

The French Heart Gown
By Susan Oliver, A Work of Heart

The Pattern

This pattern made its debut in SEW BEAUTIFUL in the Summer 1989 issue and was published in 1989.

This is a superbly crafted heirloom sewing pattern for adult women.

The two piece gown features romantic hearts shaped from French laces filled with pintucks. Entredeux and gathered lace edging frames both the collar and lower edge of the 3 gore skirt.

An elegant heirloom pattern suitable for intermediate and advanced French Heirloom Sewing projects.

For sizes 6 to 22

Suggested Laces and Fabrics: (Please see our lace and fabric auctions!)

(Quantities vary depending on the size being made.)

(Pattern shows amounts needed for each size.)

Insertion (7/8" to 1-1/8") : 17-1/2 to 20-1/8 yards

Edging (1-1/4" to 1 3/8") : 15 to 19-1/2 yards

Entredeux (1/8") : 8-1/2 to 11-1/2 yards

Entredeux beading (3/8") : 3/4 to 7/8 yard

Ribbon (1/4" double faced) : 1-3/4 to 1-7/8 yard

Ribbon (2 1/4" double faced) : 2 to 2-1/2 yards

100% Cotton Swiss Batiste: 54" : 4-1/3 yards

100% Cotton Swiss Batiste: 45" : 5 yards

Body Measurements

Size:
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22

Bust:
30 ½”
31 ½”
32 ½”
34”
36”
38”
40”
42”
44”

Hips:
32 ½”
33 ½”
34 ½”
36”
38”
40”
42”
44”
46”



Measurements include a 7” ease allowance on pattern for each size.



The Background
Expressions of awe are natural reactions to the creations made from Susan Oliver’s patterns.

Susan Oliver devoted 7 years of research plus 3 years of writing and designing patterns using vintage techniques.

The machine sewing technique used in these patterns is French Heirloom sewing, the late 19th century art of embellishing clothing, accessories and linens with laces, tiny tucks and puffed strips of fabric.

Many needle art traditions are now forgotten because they are no longer being handed down from mother to daughter. This pattern is a way to rediscover those traditions.



 
 
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