Perfect Patterns Style 155
"It's Truly Magic"
This is a pattern for a very fitted princess seam ball gown. The long line bodice is a separate piece. The first version has a gathered folded apron front piece with a large back bow. The second version has a reverse length attached ruffle that gets longer in back so that when seen from the side it appears to be the same length all the way around because of the way the bodice dips down at the front. The ruffle could be extended into a skirt to create a whole new look. The skirt is made as a circle skirt to eliminate all bulk at the waist and hips. This gown was inspired by the look of a 1946 Vogue pattern.

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