1930s Art Deco Dress
This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern from the mid 1930s.
This pattern is for two styles of dresses. The first is a high neck dress with assymetrically fastening bodice and long sleeves with deco style shaping. The second dress is has 3/4 length sleeves with a bodice drape and fastens at the neck with two buttons through bound buttonholes. The skirt has a great deco shape with assymetrical design interest that fastens to the skirt with two buttons. The skirt has three pleats, which adds design interest and great movement.
If you are between sizes order the next size larger, as my patterns have less ease than modern standards. Please order pattern by measurements (given in inches), as the size numbers do not equate to modern pattern sizing and pattern sizing can vary from pattern to pattern on my website.
ALL SIZES ARE NOW IN THE SAME PACKET
Size Pack A- Size 12-14-16
Bust 30-32-34 Waist 24-26-28 Hip 33-35-37
Size Pack B- Size 18-20-22
Bust 36-38-40 Waist 30-32-34 Hip 39-41-43
As a bonus for this pattern there is a free bound buttonhole tutorial on my blog to help with sewing construction.
NOTE- if you bought this pattern before 8.10.16 there is a pattern correction for piece P. You can download the PDF here.
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.