RH1255 — Late 1920s Ladies’ Day Dress with Underbody for Mature Figures


1920s Wrap-Top Dress with Underbody pattern



For the Mature Woman!

This pattern is proof that the 20s wasn’t just for waifs.  The original for this one had a 52″ bust.

Based on an original pattern “for Mature Figures” from the late 1920s, this asymmetrically-seamed wrap-top dress with grown-on sleeves has a hidden underbody for smooth figure control.  An elegant look in a day dress suitable for every body.  The diagonal skirt seams are very typical of 1929.

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 52″ bust and 55″ hip, 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 52″) 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:  3 yds 54″ wide for largest size


Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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