RH1523 — 1949 “New Look” House Coat or Hostess Dress


1949 House Coats sewing pattern



Look Gorgeous Around the House!

Based on an original pattern from the late 40s/early 50s, this New Look style house dress is a beautiful way to lounge about your chic vintage home.  Double-breasted bodice is fitted with darts for a slim look.  Long sleeves with stylish cuffs or short sleeves with embroidery.

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, rayon or silk crepe, velveteen, brocade, bengaline, shantung, taffeta, faille, corduroy, cotton broadcloth, seersucker, chambray

thread, lace edging

Yardage biggest view for largest size:
7 yards at least 45″ wide or 6 yard of 60″ wide for long-sleeved version in largest size

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 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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