1930s Day & Evening Dress
Size 32 or 36 Inch Bust ONLY
Size 32 Measurements: 32" Bust, 27" Waist, 35" Hips.
Size 36 Measurements: 36" Bust, 30" Waist, 39" Hips.
Announcing a new Resto-Vival pattern for an early 1930s day and evening dress.
This pattern is taken from an original which had a 1931 dated newspaper clipping inside, so is perfect for the early years of the 1930s.
This pattern is typical of patterns from the Great Depression and conserves paper by having several cutting lines on each pattern piece to provide a variety of looks ranging from day to evening wear from the same basic pattern pieces. This pattern includes illustrated instructions remastered from the original period instructions.
This pattern runs on the small side, especially in the hip, armscye, and sleeve width. The fit is unchanged from the original period pattern. For more about Resto-Vival patterns and what you can expect from this pattern, please read below.
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.
Please Allow Up to 10 Days for Patterns to be Mailed, as They are Printed to Order.