|31 - 37 Inch Bust||26 - 32 Inch Waist||32 - 38 Inch Hip|
|39 - 45 Inch Bust||34 - 40 Inch Waist||40 - 46 Inch Hip|
|47 - 49 Inch Bust||42 - 48 Inch Waist||48 - 54 Inch Hip|
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This beautiful dress from 1949 features a Victorian inspired front drape - and a gathered bow trim at the back. The short cap sleeves are perfect for the summer.
Style II - not shown in the illustration, has a lowered neckline, and omits the drape and bow for a purchased (or self-made) belt.
Suggested Fabrics: Silk, Wool or Rayon Crepe, Faille, Shantung, Tafetta, Satin, Cotton Broadcloth.
All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.
A Note About Grading Vintage Patterns
Grading from one size into a wider range of sizes is both a science and an art. This is especially true with vintage patterns, that were often inaccurately manufactured, or previously used/altered by a past seamstress.
Prior to grading, the digitized original size is checked to make sure that seam edges and notches match. The grading process can (and often does) introduce some variables. This can be especially true when expanding or shrinking more than three sizes from the original. Such as from a 32 Bust to 42 Bust. Or down from a 42 Bust to a 32 Bust.
You may see some little peaks or valleys along curved edges like armholes or sleeve caps. Just adjust your cutting to smooth out the curve where needed. Shoulder seams and neck lines may widen or lengthen disproportionately – use the closest size to your measurements, and adjust accordingly.
Always sew a test garment to verify and alter fit before constructing the garment out of your final fabric.
Size 31 - 37 Bust ONLY, Size 39 - 45 Bust ONLY, Size 47 - 53 Bust ONLY
2761 - Size 31 - 37