Wearing History #3016
"Tea at Two"- Mid 1930s Day or Afternoon Dress
This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern from the mid 1930s.
A charming dress that can be sporty or feminine, and perfect for Spring or Fall! I can see the heroine of our story grabbing a late lunch snack with her friend while in town shopping, or perhaps as an afternoon spectator at the polo fields. This dress is full of mid 1930s charm with perfectly sohisticated and fun details of tucked sleeves, bound buttonholes, and a fun wide pointed collar and peplum. This looks like a two piece dress but is actually a dress all in one- the skirt pleats and bound buttonholes cleverly conceal the front opening. This dress would make up lovely in a floral rayon crepe, lightweight cotton, or even linen or wool. In white linen with brown accents it would be ideal for summer! Imagine with spectator pumps- divine!
Sizing- 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 NOW IN ONE 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
This pattern only includes cutting charts for size 16 (bust 34). Use your discretion for cutting all other sizes. It is recommended to purchase more fabric than indicated on the original pattern to allow for creating your own cutting layout for all other sizes.
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.