Get our early 1920s Day Dress pattern and be dancing the Charleston this weekend!
Based on an original pattern from 1921, this one-piece, shin-length ladies’ day dress comes with the typical 1920s dropped waistline and either long or short sleeves. Round collar and stand collar options included. Make Collar and Cuffs in the same fabric or mix and match to suit your fancy.
Reconstructing History patterns are different from other reproduction patterns!
We don’t just photocopy old patterns and sell them to you. We use the original patterns as a basis. Then we grade the pattern in modern sizes, up to 48″ bust and 40″ waist, so they’ll fit far more sizes than the original patterns ever did. And we don’t just stick you with the old vague instructions either. Kass personally goes through each pattern, improving the instructions, modernizing the vocabulary and adding in all those things that the old pattern companies assumed their customers knew. Yet we don’t remove the flavour of the original pattern, so you can truly experience using a vintage pattern without all the trouble of resizing and “translating” it.
All sizes (busts 28″ to 48″) come in the same envelope. Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.
printed silk, silk, rayon, faille, novelty cotton, linen, gingham, cotton voile, other dress weights
buttons for neck closure and sleeve cuffs
4 yards 54″ wide (allow more if matching stripes or plaid)