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E-Pattern- Tea at Two- 1930s Day or Afternoon Dress- Bust 30"-40"

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Wearing History #3016- Tea at Two- 1930s Day or Afternoon Dress

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper.


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!


Sizes Included-

Go by measurements (given in inches). Size numbers are period vintage do not equate to modern pattern sizing.

SIZE 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 30 32 34 36 38 40
WAIST 24 26 28 30 32 34
HIP 33 35 37 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 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

  • Returns

    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.