Folkwear Sewing Pattern #237
Tango Dress and Cardigan Sweater
Package includes sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16
Pattern Condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete
The tango craze during the 'teens and twenties of the 20th century regularly enjoys a revival. The dramatic dips and thrusts of the dance called for gowns that emphasized leg and back. Dating from the 1920s, Folkwear's authentic evening version, View B, does this perfectly and flatters most figures. The daytime version, View A, retains the body-skimming bodice and bias cut skirt, omitting the back cutout and streamers and uneven hemline. The long lines of the Cardigan Sweater make a perfect complement.
The unusual construction of the Tango Dress adds to its dramatic impact. A long sleeveless bodice hangs straight to the hips where it meets the skirt made of two uniquely cut sections. The back of the skirt falls away from a front hip panel that echoes the V neckline. Another shallow V hugs the body at the bodice/skirt seam in back. The skirt front fits into the back and hip panel ingeniously.
View B features a V-shaped cutout on the back bodice, two triangular-shaped streamers, and a handkerchief hemline that draws attention to the legs. Both day and night versions are finished by a rolled collar ending in front ties.
Complete knitting instructions are included for the coordinating hip-length cardigan in stockinette stitch. It can be a daytime cover-up for summer picnics or can shimmer at night when knitted with novelty metallics.
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