Wearing History #R134- 1950s "Suzy" Gored Dress Pattern
Also available as an e-pattern on Etsy
--- DESCRIPTION ---
A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern from an original historical pattern from the 1950s.
Woman's Dress- A Multi-Size Pattern Based on a Period Original.
There is a matching Girl's Dress pattern! Go visit my shop to purchase the girls version.
From Original Period Pattern Description:
PRETTY-AS-A-PRINCESS DRESS— with high Empire lines, princess
seamed skirt with godet insets. Self or novelty belt... or beltless for true
princess lines! (V1) SLEEVELESS DRESS— has contrasting bias roll
collar, attached bow and godet insets. (V2) SLEEVELESS DRESS ALL
ONE FABRIC. (V3) SCOOP NECKLINE— Has short bias cut sleeves.
Back zipper closing.
Intermediate Difficulty. Must be familiar with basic construction and vintage methods.
— SIZING —
This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 30"-42" bust. This pattern does run large. Please see the measurement and flat pattern measure included. PLEASE NOTE- pattern sizes were different in the past so go by measurement. Sizes 40 & 42 bust are additions. This pattern was not originally made in those sizes.
— Yardage Requirements —
Please see images. I have made modern yardage charts. The smallest sizes may require less than quoted. Allow extra for matching patterns, fabrics with a nap, or directional prints.
Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.
--About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns--
Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.