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 piqueSupplies Needed:
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.Download, Print, Sew!
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.
I am 100% happy with all may patterns.