One Dress for all your summer New Looks!
Based on an original pattern from 1949, this “New Look” sundress pattern has it all.
Strapless sundress with street length and evening length skirts… or short or long shorts! Removable halter straps, blouse, and Bolero jacket increase the versatility ten-fold. What a great find!
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.
novelty cottons, linen, rayon
thread, buttons, 11″ zipper for evening skirt or shorts
Yardage biggest view for largest size:
9 yards at least 45″ wide for evening-length dress
6 yards at least 45″ wide for street-length dress
2 yards at least 45″ wide for long or short shorts romper with halter straps
2 yards at least 45″ wide for Bolero jacket
2 yards at least 45″ wide for blouse
1.5 yards at least 45″ wide for dress bodice
Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions you might have.