Here are the rest of the garments shown in the Advance advertising circular from 1957. The dresses below are 8262 on the left and 8263 on the right. 8262 is called ‘Casual Chic’ and is a sleeveless dress with a wide neckline, bloused back and a ‘relaxed slim skirt’. 8262, a sheath dress, has nice pockets on bodice and skirt.
Left to right, below are 8266, 8267, and 8273. The first two are ‘Designed by Woman’s Day’. 8266 has a jumper, bolero, and cumberbund. The fashion feature for 8267 are the snap closures on blouse underarm seam and on the skirt. More great pockets. 8273 has a nice sleevess blouse and capri pants that they call ‘mid-calf’ pants.
8265, below, the evening gown, reminds me very much of a Barbie dress I used to make. Note the raglan sleeves, unusual in evening wear, the fitted waist, and the floating back panel. The pattern also included knitting instructions for the capelet. 8264 has the same silhouette with its fitted waist. It is called an ’empire-princess coat dress’. 8269 is the popular chemise dress of the fifties. This one had only one pattern piece for for the front and back.
The last two are 8275 and 8274. Look at the hooded cape cover-up and playsuit with cumberbund. The other pattern has the fitted waist on the shorts, a short shirt and top.
The price of the patterns varied from 50 cents to 75 cents.