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E-PATTERN-Mid 1930's Gina Dress Pattern- BUST 30"-42"

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Wearing History #R118- E-Pattern- Mid 1930's "Gina Dress" Pattern

Download and print at home on 8.5 x 11 or A4 size paper.

A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical pattern.

This pattern is for an afternoon or sporty dress from the mid 1930s. View I is accented at the neckline and sleeve with circular ruffles. View II is a sport or casual dress with a very large collar and patch pockets. Both dresses fasten up the front with the use of a vestee to which buttons are attached. The skirt has a pleat at center front and center back.

Special thanks to Yvette Hinojosa, who generously supplemented a pattern piece missing from the original pattern.


Intermediate Difficulty. Must be familiar with basic construction and vintage methods. The construction of the yoke and sleeve in one may be challenging for some sewists, as you must gather the bodice to the yoke and turn on the corner to attach the sleeve. A muslin mock up is highly suggested to test construction and fit.

--- SIZING ---

In WOMEN'S sizing. This vintage sizing standard was for a more mature figure. Misses, Petites, Plus Sizes, and Talls may require alteration to fit correctly.


Sizing is based on period standards, which are VERY DIFFERENT than modern sizing.

SIZE 32 32 34 36 38 40 42
BUST 32 34 36 38 40 42
WAIST 26 28 30 33 34 36
HIP 35 37 39 41 43 45

This pattern was originally available in sizes 32"-40" Bust. We have added size 42" bust. New cutting charts and yardage requirements have been made for this pattern based on 45" fabric widths.

--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 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.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

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    Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.

    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

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    No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.

Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.