30s Butterick Starred Pattern 5299 for Wedding or Formal Dress

SKU: 00419-062
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Butterick Starred Pattern - A Helen Twelvetress Gown - for women and misses. Size 14 for 32 Bust.

This original, early 1930s sewing pattern was created by renowned Hollywood designer Travis Banton for actress Helen Twelvetrees to wear in a movie. The pattern includes several variations and can be made into an evening or formal dress as well as a trained wedding gown.

Wildly popular, the pattern was advertised in a "Church Wedding" feature in the September 1933 issue of The Delineator -- which someone tore from the magazine and enclosed in the pattern envelope! So neat!

pattern envelope text:
Skirt with Bias Front and Sides and in Ankle or Shorter Length; or Floor Length with 90 Inch train. One-Piece Back; and Veil. Purchased flower.

We also have Dot's finished dress available. If you want a custom fit or style, however, this pattern is complete and in excellent condition.

While it's certainly up to you, we recommend tracing the pieces you plan to use onto sturdier paper, rather than using the originals for sewing.

There are interesting facts and details about this pattern at the "Church Wedding, September 1933" Witness2Fashion blog post. Be sure to click through to her additional post for more fun information.

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 


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