Butterick 5040; ca. 1949; Bouffant Evening Dress: Fitted Bodice. The subtly fitted bodice of this glamorous dress has a flattering decolletage; shoulder straps in (A) and cap sleeves (B). Full skirt cut in a billowy silhouette. Net overskirt (B) adds a filmy accent to side sections.

Featured in Butterick Pattern Book, Fall 1949

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