Fifties Shirtwaist Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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An iconic look from the 1950s,  Harper's Bazaar called the shirtwaist silhouette "the essence of femininity," with its nipped-in waist above a very full pleated skirt. Sewn up in crisp, casual cottons, the shirtwaist dress became a mid-century wardrobe staple for women and girls.
Our Fifties Shirtwaist Dress is inspired by vintage home sewing patterns for girls. Close-fitting bodice features traditional menswear details such as convertible collar, button front placket, and back yoke. Skirt has all-around unpressed pleats. View A has long sleeves with pointed turn-back cuffs; View B has elbow- length cuffed sleeves; View C is sleeveless.

Recommended Fabrics:  medium-weight woven fabric such as chambray, cotton shirting, or cotton pique

Supplies Needed:
Dress:
-1/2 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as chambray, cotton shirting, or cotton pique
Notions:
-Coordinating thread
-5 - 3/8" buttons
-one slide-style buckle with 3/8" opening
-a scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing
-Optional: 1/2 yard 3/8" ribbon for belt.

 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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LA
05/05/2021
Lisa A.
United States United States
Just Like My Mother Wore!

This dress turned out really cute. Fit was excellent, instructions are clear with good pictures ... I really appreciate the line drawings that make it easy to tell the right and wrong side of the fabric. The pattern doesn’t include the pocket, but I saw it in the “inspiration” photo in the pattern and just had to recreate it.

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PS
12/04/2020
Patricia S.
Canada Canada
Classic 1950s style

Love the options for sleeve style, and the overall great fit and proportions of this pattern, a classic!

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SW
09/07/2019
SUE W.
United States United States
Mama's dress

I love this pattern!! It is exactly the dress my mother wore in the late 50's- early 60's! The instructions were especially well written, without excess. My new go-to!

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AB
03/21/2018
Ansje B.
Paraguay
Tartan plaid school dress

I am 100% happy with all may patterns.

BM
02/10/2018
Brenda M.
United States
Fifties Shirtwaist Dress 18 inch doll clothes

The pattern instructions were easy to follow and my dress turned out perfect. I have already cut out the next one I plan to make. Live this pattern.

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