RH1512 — 1949 “New Look” Cocktail Dresses


1949 Dress with full skirts sewing pattern



Get Dior’s “New Look” with this beautiful dress pattern!

Based on an original pattern from 1949, this cocktail dress with full skirt is the epitome of the “New Look”.

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:  
novelty cottons, linen, rayon, silks

thread, buttons

Yardage biggest view for largest size:
6 yards at least 45″ wide for dress

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making.  Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.


Additional information

Weight 255 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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