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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Measure Twice, Cut Once

The center of interest in the oil painting is the Advance-sewing pattern. Advance was the pattern company for J.C. Penney’s, 1930-1965.  On the envelope, below the words “Advance Pattern” are the words “Tailored Dress”. This, along with the number 2530, dates the pattern to the 1930’s. During this time almost all suits and dresses were belted and the sleeves were wide or full. The shirtwaist dress was introduced in 1932.

I placed the fabric on a cutting board and used a measuring tape for design and color. I cut out and pinned two pattern pieces on the fabric to make it look like a woman was going to cut this pattern out and make this dress.

Oil on canvas board
14" X 18", framed
$756.00, plus shipping

Leighann Foster,

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