E-Pattern- Early 1950s Halter Dress & Bolero- Size 36" Bust
E-PATTERN- download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper.
This lovely dress from the early 1950s features an empire waist finished at top with a bias band. The halter shoulder slips on over the head with no closure. The A-Line skirt fits at the natural waist is pleated in front and smooth at the back. The dress can be made with contrasting upper front bodice. The dress fastens at the side with a zipper. The bolero jacket hits at the waist and has a lovely scalloped bottom and turn back cuffs. The bolero has a rounded collar and buttons up the front. This pattern is in Misses Size. Junior, Plus Size, & Petites may require alterations.
This pattern is available in one size only. Bust 36", waist 30", hip 39"
- Difficulty -
Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal
-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-
Please see product images for a size chart.
For fabrics, we suggest a nice, crisp mid-weight cotton (such as quilting lengths). This also would be lovely in a linen, or even a velveteen for more formal occasions. It can also be made in a rayon challis for a cool summer dress. Don’t forget your interfacing and four buttons for the bolero! For the dress you will need one 9” zipper.
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.
--HOW TO PRINT AND USE THIS E-PATTERN--
YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.
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. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.
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.
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.
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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
No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.
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.