Folkwear Sewing Pattern number 214
1927 Tea Frock
Pattern includes sizes 8-10-12-14
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
Beautiful handwork was much appreciated in the "peasant look" dresses of the mid to late 1920s, though many working women in this prosperous "Jazz Age" had little time to devote to elaborate needlework. This demand was met by pastel gauze "Genuine Philippine Hand-Embroidered" frocks. Like much ready-to-wear clothing today, American dress designs were sewn in the Philippines, where the delicate floral embroidery, smocking, and openwork became a significant cottage industry.
Folkwear offers a simple-sew version requiring no handwork, as well as a traditional handworked frock, circa 1927, with designs and instructions for smocking and embroidery.
View A features a V-neck, small collar, and cap sleeves on a dropped-waist bodice that is eased into a snugly fitted hip panel. The skirt is gathered into the pointed hip panel and falls to just below knee length.
View B is collarless; smocking provides the close fit over the hips and at the wrist of the long sleeves, while creating gathers in the skirt and a ruffled effect on the sleeve cuff.
Sleeves and collar are interchangeable on both views; the dress is also very pretty without sleeves. The neckline in both views and armhole in view A are finished with self-bias, or you may use purchased bias.
Optional instructions and designs for the traditional embroidery motifs are included and can be worked on either view.
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