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[Reproduced below are the envelope and instructions from a Butterick pattern of 1923 for a dress for a girl or young woman. Because of the poor condition of the envelope, the information on it is also presented here in plain text for readability. The instruction sheet is presented in pieces because of its size. The actual pattern was too large and awkward to scan, but all the necessary information is here, including the shapes of the pattern pieces.]


Pattern and Deltor
Butterick Design 5444
PRICE 45 CENTS
                                                                    ORDER BY AGE UNLESS MISS IS LARGE OR SMALL FOR HER AGE,
                                                                            OR GARMENT IS FOR A SMALL WOMAN, WHEN ORDER
                                                                                    BY BUST MEASURE.

                                                    SLIP-OVER DRESS FOR MISSES OR SMALL
                                                   WOMEN AND LADIES, Closed at Left Underarm,
                                                    Sleeves Sewed or Snapped in, with Straight Skirt
                                                    Attached to Basque at Slightly Low Waistline,
                                                    with or without Long Body Lining Marked for Cami-
                                                    sole Top.

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                                           Age  |15    |16    |17      |18     |19     |20      |         |Yrs.
                                           Bust  |32    |33    |34      |35     |36     |37     |38      |Ins.
Hip Measure................................|34    |35     |36      |37     |38     |39     |40 1/2| "
Front Length below Normal Waist-|       |         |         |         |        |         |         |
 line (No Hem Allowed)................|31    |32     |33 1/2|34 1/2|36     |36     |36     | "
Lower Edge, about.......................|1 7/8 |1 7/8 |1 7/8  |1 7/8  |1 7/8 |1 7/8 |1 7/8 |Yds.
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VIEW A
35 In.Mat.(No Up or Down).........|2 7/8 |2 7/8 |3 1/8 |3 1/4 |3 3/8 |3 3/8 |3 1/2 | "
39  "  "    "  "  "   "  .......................|2 5/8 |2 3/4 |2 7/8 |3      |3 1/8 |3 1/4 |3 1/4 | "
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VIEW B
35 In.Mat.(No Up or Down).........|2 1/2 |2 5/8 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 |3      |3 1/8 |3 1/8 | "
39  "  "    "  "  "   "  .......................|2 3/8 |2 1/2 |2 5/8 |2 3/4 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 | "
44  "  "    "  "  "   "  .......................|2 1/8 |2 1/4 |2 1/4 |2 3/8 |2 1/2 |2 5/8 |2 5/8 | "
35  "  "(Distinct Up or Down)........|2 5/8 |2 3/4 |2 7/8 |3      |3       |3 1/8 |3 1/8 | "
Fichu       / 35 Inch Material..........|  3/4  |  3/4 |  3/4  |  3/4  |  3/4  |  3/4  |  3/4 | "
and Puff  \ 39  "      "   .................|  5/8  |  5/8  |  5/8 |  5/8  |  5/8  |  5/8  |  5/8 | "
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VIEW C
35 In.Mat.(No Up or Down).........|2 1/2 |2 5/8 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 |3     |3 1/8 |3 1/8  | "
39  "  "    "  "  "   "  .......................|2 3/8 |2 1/2 |2 5/8 |2 3/4 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 | "
36 Inch Lace for Fichu.................|  3/8  |  3/8  |  3/8 |  3/8  |  3/8  |  3/8  |  3/8  | "
With Edging.................................|3 1/4 |3 1/4 |3 1/4 |3 3/8 |3 3/8 |3 3/8 |3 3/8 | "
6 Inch Lace Banding....................|2       |2       |2      |2      |2       |2       |2      | "
3/4 Inch Ribbon............................|2 7/8 |2 7/8 |2 7/8 |3      |3       |3       |3 1/8 | "
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Lining extending over the              |        |         |        |        |         |         |        |
 Shoulder Pieced at Center Back   |        |         |        |        |         |         |        |
 36 Inch Material..........................|  7/8  |  7/8  |1      |1       |1       |1       |1 1/8 | "
Or, with Camisole Top 36 In.Mat. |  3/4  |  3/4  |  3/4  |  3/4  |  7/8  |  7/8  |  7/8  | "




5444 -- DIAGRAM OF THE 9 PIECES CONTAINED IN THIS PATTERN
BEFORE CUTTING, compare pattern pieces with this diagram, and be SURE
each pattern piece corresponds with its illustration.

  NOTE:  If dress is made of Sheer Material, lower edge should be finished with a hem
3 ins. wide, lining omitted, and dress worn over a Suitable Slip. In Other Materials, lower
edge may be finished with either a hem or facing 3 ins. wide.

Best materials for this design.

           VIEW A                                   VIEW B                     VIEW C
Taffeta                Moire                    Flowered Silk     Taffeta                 Silk Crepe
Gros de Londres   Crepe de Chine     Moire                 Gros de Londres   Crepe de Chine
Satin                    Silk Crepe             Velvet                Satin                    Georgette
                                                        Organdy

[Note: With the exception of rayon, sometimes called "artificial silk," only natural-fiber fabrics were available. Rich, bold colors (although not as bright as the psychedelic or fluorescent colors of the last decades of the 20th century) and patterns were popular.]

Patented in the United States August 19, 1919, January 23, 1923, "France Brevete" No.481,443, S.G.D.G., 545,491, S.G.D.G., Great Britain No.104,752, No.183,400, Italy Brevettato Vo.R.A.490,135, Dominion of Canada No.194,461, Columbia 1376, Patents pending in France, Italy, and Austria.

PUBLISHED BY THE BUTTERICK PUBLISHING COMPANY, NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, TORONTO.
PRINTED IN NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A.



INSTRUCTIONS (side 1)                              INSTRUCTIONS (side 2)