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!
Easy to download and I liked having the graphics that showed the right and wrong sides of the fabric. I showed the finished dress to my mom and she thought it was so neat she wants to bring it to her high school reunion to show her friends. I added some extra width to the skirt so it would stand out more with a crinoline underneath, and altered the sleeveless sleeves to make a cap-like one.
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.