Folkwear sewing pattern number 249
1930s Day Dress
Pattern includes Misses' sizes XS, SM, MED, LG, XL, 2XL and 3XL
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete withinstructions
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
In the late 1930's, the rich and glamorous were glittering distractions from the grim realities of everyday life: Movie stars like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford in their sultry glory. Celebrity royals like the duke and Duchess of Windsor. Scandalous fashion designers like Chanel and Schiaparelli. As Americans began to pull out of the Great Depression, they watched and mimicked the fun and fancy ways of the wealthy as best they could. World War II was yet to come and U.S. Citizens reveled in an upbeat, although naive, mood.
Fashions toward the end of the decade combined the frugality of the lean Depression years with touches of Hollywood extravagance. Our 1930's Day Dress uses fabric economically, yet manages to look chic and trendy for its time.
View A, drafted from an original dress (ca. 1939), features round neckline with collar points, short sleeves, dropped back waistline, back zipper, and a peplum that is cleverly cut on the straight of grain but creates the slimming look of a bias cut. Unpressed tucks in the front eliminate the need for bust darts and create the fashionable broad-shouldered look of the period.
View B is our designer's variation of the original design and has a more casual look. It is perfect for your next boardwalk stroll or dance marathon. It features buttoned front bodice, back zipper, flounce collar and sleeves, and eyelash pockets with flounce pocket bands. Both dresses have a slightly flared skirt that is flattering on everyone.
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