RH1318 — 1930s Gown


1930s Evening Gown or Dinner Dress sewing pattern



Get this 1930s Gown pattern and be gorgeous by dinnertime!

Based on an original pattern from the early 1930s, this ruffle-sleeved dinner dress or evening gown has a flared paneled skirt so typical of the early 30s.  Optional neckline ruffles and a lengthening dust ruffle add to the period charm.  Beautiful in sheer silks and fluttery fabrics.  Make the ruffles to match the gown fabric or in graduated shades for a splash of colour.

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 satin, silk crepe, chiffon, organdy, georgette, batiste, voile, allover lace, taffeta, cotton prints 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


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