Reader Mail American Designer M234; ca. 1952; Frank Starr Original by Celia Phillips. One-piece dress with scalloped neckline. "If you're looling for the most romantic, dance-able dress for your vacation, you'll fall In love with Frank Starr's new short day-to-evening fashions! See how his talented designer, Celia Phillips, dramatizes the scooped neckline with delicate scalloping! It's the modest look, so alluring this summer. "Feminine! Yes, but practical, loo! It's the perfect length to wear from luncheon right through the witching hours" says the designer. "As for fabric, this year, there are so many exciting colors and textures to choose from." And here's where the home dressmaker has the greatest advantage. With this well-designed and well-cut pattern (including a fitted slip to wear under sheers), you can duplicate this enchanting original in organdy or lace—as well as shantung, pique, or polished cotton. Pattern M234 is available in sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Size 16 requires 5# yards 39-inch fabric." (as stated in The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Jun 1952)
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