Brooks 1960s McCalls 8540 Designer Dress Pattern Size 12 Bust 32

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Brooks 1960s McCalls 8540 Designer Dress Pattern Size 12 Bust 32


McCalls 8540 New York Designers Collection Plus Misses Dress. Three section dress is gathered to yoke at back and front. Long sleeves are cut in one with back and front yokes and gathered into bias bands. Bateau neckline. Yoke is lined; dress below yoke in unlined. Openings at top and bottom of center front seam are closed with buttons and bias loops. Sleevebands are fastened in the same manner.

McCalls 8540
Designer - Donald Brooks
Size: 12
Bust: 32
Waist: 25
Hip: 34
Copyright: 1966

This pattern is partially cut and is complete. The envelope has some tattering.

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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

FROM WIKIPEDIA: Donald Brooks (January 9, 1928 - August 1, 2005) was an American fashion designer. Though he was very successful, if not as famous as some of his contemporaries, his passion was his work for the stage and film, designing over 3500 costumes.[1] His efforts were recognized by an Emmy Award and numerous other honors; he was also nominated three times for the Academy Award and once for a Tony.

Born Donald Marc Blumberg in New Haven, Connecticut, Brooks attended Syracuse University followed by the Yale School of Drama, where he first decided to become a costume and clothing designer. He studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and then the Parsons School of Design in New York. Brooks first job in the fashion industry was as a window designer for department store Lord & Taylor. He attracted the attention of Dorothy Shaver, the stores president, who hired him to design a clothing line that year.
By the 1960s, Brooks was a preeminent figure in American fashion, cited by the New York Times as one of the three Bs of fashion alongside Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene.[1] He opened his first store in 1963.
In addition to his work on Seventh Avenue, Mr. Brooks also designed the costumes for numerous Broadway plays, including Promises, Promises, No Strings, and Barefoot in the Park; television shows including The Letter, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles; and feature length motion pictures such as Star!, Darling Lili and The Cardinal, being nominated for the Academy Award for Costume Design for all three films. His awards include The New York Drama Critics Award, a Tony nomination, and the Emmy Award. He was also the recipient of three Coty Awards for fashion and the Parsons Medal of Distinction.

Materials Used

paper, tissue

More Info

As featured in McCalls Home Catalog, Fall-Winter 1966-67

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Printed tissue paper, paper, envelope, instructions, vintage sewing pattern

Size: Size: 12 Bust: 32

Pattern: Designer Donald Brooks Dress - McCalls 8540

Color: Blue

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