RH1306 — 1930s Day Dress

(1 customer review)


1930s Two-piece Day Dress sewing pattern



Get this 1930s Day Dress pattern and be the epitome of 30s style!

Based on an original pattern from 1936, this two-piece dress has a paneled skirt and raglan sleeves typical of the mid-30s.  Modified cowl neckline adds interested to the dress front.  Make top and bottom match or in contrasting colours.

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.

Fabric Suggestions:  
batiste, cotton lace, matelasse, silk crepe, chiffon, organdy, georgette, voile and other dress weights

snaps for side closure

4 yards 54″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH1306 — 1930s Day Dress

  1. cathyhgibbs

    Skirt is great.
    MODIFIED COWL = The draping of the top did not lay as I expected, much less drape and looked awkward. By disregarding the top fold-line and opening the sleeve/neckline seam a couple inches you can increase the angle of the drape, this way I was able to get closer to the look I was expecting. I have pictures of 2 garments made from this pattern if I can figure out how to attach them to this review.

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