E-PATTERN 1933 Katharine Hepburn Ensemble E5156
E5156; 1933 Katharine Hepburn Ensemble
16-piece pattern originally by Butterick is a very scarce pattern for Howard Greer's design for a costume as worn by Miss Hepburn in an R.K.O. Radio Picture', being her first starring role in 'Christopher Strong'.
The ensemble consists of the pleated hat, one-piece dress and jacket (in two styles) with cut-away sleeves and attached scarf that laps over the front to close the jacket with buttons.
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.
A multi-size version of this pattern is available (for the dress, hat and jacket with long or short sleeves, only in E-Pattern) here.
Read about my jacket project in black wool tweed in Threads Magazine Gallery here.
Access the article I wrote for Threads Magazine, June/July issue 'Working with Vintage Patterns' highlighting this pattern.
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Size 16 fits 34" bust, 28" waist, 37" hip.
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.