Wearing History #R136
PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you! E-pattern available here.
"Lillian" Early 1930s Dress Pattern
ONE SIZE ONLY- Bust 34", Waist 28", Hip 37"
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A lovely dress circa 1931 that will take you from autumn to spring with long or short sleeve options. This dress features lovely flounces for movement and an attached vest that can be made in contrast fabrics.
ONE SIZE ONLY-
Bust 34", Waist 28", Hip 37"
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Advanced Sewing Skill Recommended. Includes very sparse original period sewing instructions.
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.