RH1307 — 1930s Day Dress


1930s Two-piece Business Dress sewing pattern



Get this 1930s Day Dress pattern and be strictly business!

Based on an original pattern from the late 1930s, this two-piece “business” dress is already showing signs of the transition to 1940s style.  Shoulder yoke and long or short sleeves make the look.  Pleated skirt is slim and slenderizing.  Make the top and bottom to match or in contrasting colours for a different effect.

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:  
lawn, handkerchief linen, shantung, sheer cotton, rayon, bengaline, wool crepe, woolens, jersey, silk crepe, chiffon, organdy, georgette, voile and other dress weights

snaps for side closure, button and belt for front closure

3.5 yards 54″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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