Wearing History #R123
PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you!
This sporty wrap dress from 1939 is a timeless design- as at home in life today as it would have been in the late 1930s. This dress closes at back, has ties at the waist, and has low V necklines at front and back. This skirt makes a great summer casual dress, and an equally good cover up for the beach or pool. This pattern is based on an original MISSES’ SIZE historical pattern. Junior, Plus Size, & Petites may require alterations.
- Difficulty -
Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal
-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-
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.