RH1310 — 1930s Business Dress


1930s Business Dress sewing pattern



Get this 1930s Business Dress pattern and be fashionable at the office or university!

Based on an original pattern from the mid-30s, this one-piece “business” dress is the ideal choice for school, college and business women.  Unusual collar and contrasting tie that matches the belt.  Slim skirt has an inverted pleat at center back and the peplum tabs on the blouse are optional.  Easy-to-make.

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:  
wool, wool blends, silk crepe, rayon and other dress or light suit weights

snaps for side closure, hook and eye, belt buckle

4 yards 54″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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