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1950s "Wanda" Dolman Jacket Pattern- Sizes 30-46" Bust

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Wearing History #R138

This is a PRINTED PATTERN that is mailed to you. Printed on wide format paper- no taping required!
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"Wanda" 1950s Dolman Jacket Pattern

Named after my great aunt who was a very stylish lady!

This perfectly sporty jacket is a great wardrobe basic that looks great with skirts, slacks, and even jeans! This jacket cut with dolman 3/4 length sleeves with turned back cuffs. This jacket can be made lined or unlined. The jacket has a center back seam and fastens up the front with buttons. The back of the jacket is gathered, and the front is fitted with darts. This has the fashionable early 50s silhouette with shoulder pads.


This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 30"-46" bust. This was originally in numerical sizing and has been changed to include XS-XL sizes. Slight alterations can be made to the belt piece to adapt between sizes.

- Difficulty -

Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal compared with today.

- 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.

-Additional Notes-

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 printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and 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.

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