E-Pattern- Begonia– Mid 1930s Dress Pattern- Bust 30"-42" or 41"-51"
Wearing History #R145– Begonia Mid 1930s Pattern
E-PATTERN! To print at home on US LETTER or A4 paper. Also includes Copy Shop A0 files!
This lovely mid 1930s dress features a v-neck cut with a semi-circular attached cape, and an optional cape ruffle and bow, The skirt hits mid-calf, and is slim fitted through the hips and flares below the knees. The dress fastens at the side. The neckline and armholes are finished with self bias facing.
The dress is perfect for day or afternoon wear, and makes up nicely in flowing fabrics. I suggest cotton lawn, rayon, eyelet, lace, or other flowing, lightweight fabrics. Note– no slip is included, so if it's sheer you'll want to make or buy a slip!
This pattern is available in two size packs. See photos for the sizes included!
The misses size pack is from the original period source and is available in bust 30"-42". The base size was 38" bust. This has been graded to include the same size range as the pattern was originally available in (only one size per pack in ye olden days!).
The extended size pack was redrafted to a new base size and is available in bust 41"-51". The original vintage pattern didn't grade properly to that size, so the base size was entirely redrafted to fit a body form of 45" bust. This draft is unique to Wearing History and enables more sizes. Yay!
Between size packs? Order the extended size pack if you have a larger hip to waist ratio.
Adventurous intermediate sewing difficulty recommended.
The pattern instructions are from the period original and can be vague. Keep a sewing book handy for reference.
This pattern requires bias facing for armholes and neck opening, and an inset front piece on the cape can be a bit tricky. This pattern has a side opening with snaps.
I have added a page of illustrated instructions to help you with the construction on the cape piece. Bias facing tutorials can be found on Wearing History Blog.
3/8" seam allowance is included. Add more before you cut if you feel more comfortable with wider seam allowances.
This is a Wearing History Resto-Vival pattern- a pattern based on remastered original period sources that have been restored and revived. Want to know more about this range? Check out my F.A.Q.
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HOW TO USE E-PATTERNS
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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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.