RH1313 — 1930s Afternoon Dress


1930s Day Dress sewing pattern



Get this 1930s Afternoon Dress pattern and be gorgeous by teatime!

Based on an original pattern from the mid-1930s, this elegant afternoon dress is appropriate for the theatre or an important tea date or bridge.  It has a cowl neckline, unusual sleeves, and inverted pleat at center back of blouse and skirt.  It’s easy-to-make and lovely.

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:  
silk crepe, wool lace, matelasse, satin, and other dress weights

snaps, buttons, hooks and eyes, purchased belt

4 yards 54″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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