RH1252 — 1920s Ladies’ Day Dress with Inserted Pockets


1920s House Dress pattern



Big Girls are Beautiful too!

This pattern is proof that the 20s wasn’t just for waifs.  The original for this one had a 44″ bust.

And it’s got pockets!

Based on an original pattern from the 1920s, this simple house dress is as smart as it is comfortable.  Pretty enough to wear to a garden party!  Why wear ugly sweats when you can lounge in style.

Reconstructing History patterns are different from other reproduction patterns

We don’t just photocopy old patterns and sell them to you.  We use the original patterns as a basis.  Then we grade the pattern in modern sizes, up to 48″ bust and 40″ waist, so they’ll fit far more sizes than the original patterns ever did.  And we don’t just stick you with the old vague instructions either.  Kass personally goes through each pattern, improving the instructions, modernizing the vocabulary and adding in all those things that the old pattern companies assumed their customers knew.  Yet we don’t remove the flavour of the original pattern, so you can truly experience using a vintage pattern without all the trouble of resizing and “translating” it.

All sizes (busts 28″ to 48″) come in the same envelope.  Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.

Fabric Suggestions:  cotton, linen, rayon, etc.
Notions:  thread
Yardage:  5 yds 54″ wide for largest size


Additional information

Weight 235 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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