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PRINTED PATTERN- Late 1930s Jumper Dress & Blouse Pattern- 30-46" Bust

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Wearing History #R3018- 1930s Jumper, Dress, and Blouse

PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you!

This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern from the late 1930s for a jumper or dress and separate blouse.

The blouse has gathering at the front neckline, a slit neck opening, and a tie collar. This blouse has full, puffed sleeves which are finished with a bias binding at the arm. The neckline and armband may be accented by rick rack trim. The waistline of the blouse is finished with elastic through a casing.

The dress or jumper has a square neckline and buttons up the front. The waist has a fitted inset belt which creates the high waistline effect. The skirt of the dress is very fitted at the hip, from which it flares out for fullness. This dress fastens up the side with a slide fastener or hooks and eyes and snaps. The bodice neckline and armscye is finished with bias binding. The jumper is created from the same pieces as the dress, but the armscyes and shoulders are cut in to be narrower at the shoulder than the dress version. The dress or jumper may be trimmed with rows of bias binding or rick rack trim. Please note the placement for the trim are not indicated on the pattern pieces, but instructions for adding trim are included in the instruction pack. This pattern can easily carry you into looks from the early 1940s by shortening the skirt hem length. Cutting instructions for a matching scarf are also included. Perfect for cottage core, fairy tale, folk art looks, too!


This pattern is Misses Sizes. Plus sizes may require alterations. Please view images for size chart.

Intermediate sewing skill recommended. This is based on a public domain original from the 1930s. Note that vintage instructions may be difficult for the modern sewer to comprehend. Intermediate dressmaking knowledge and a muslin mock up of the pattern are suggested, as vintage fit, ease, and construction are different than modern standards.

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.

Many thanks to the lovely Beth of V is for Vintage blog for modelling for these photos!

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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.