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PRINTED PATTERN- 1930s Manhattan Evening Dress Pattern- Wearing History

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Wearing History #R3007

This is for PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you. E-Pattern download is available in a separate listing in my store.



Must be able to make a garment with very minimal to no instruction


This very glamorous evening dress dates to the first half of the 1930s. The height of Art Deco elegance, this gown has a beautiful capelet, a mostly open back, a double-tiered peplum at front and back, and a graceful fitted skirt with center front and center back slits. The dress opens at the side seam and ties at the back neck. Ready for your silver screen debut!


- SIZE -

Pattern sizing is JUNIOR SIZE. Misses, Women’s, Plus Size, and Petites may require adjustment.


BUST 31 33 35 37 39 41
WAIST 26.5 28.5 30.5 32.5 34.5 36.5
HIP 34 36 38 40 42 44


Please note that sizes 19, 21, 23 were not originally made in this pattern and have been added.

Yardages are from the period original and should be tested in the mock up phase to check accuracy.

Only a size chart for size 13 is included, as that was the pattern size this pattern is based on.



- Difficulty -

 Advanced difficulty.  This pattern includes the original period instructions, which are very minimal.  You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques.  There are a few notes from Wearing History for checkpoints for fit and construction.  To make this pattern you should be able to sew a gown with little to no instruction.



-Size Information and Yardage Requirements are Available in the Photos



-Additional Notes-

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.


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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    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.