Vintage Sewing

A 1953 Dress Pattern Investigation

August 20, 2010

Hi All.  I have re-written an old blog post on a re-working of the Victoria and Albert Museum dress pattern which is available as a free download.  

The pattern is adapted for modern sizes 10-14, was created especially for the V&A Golden Age of Couture Exhibition Website, and is based on the dress pictured here, a 1953 ready to wear dress by Horrockses Fashion. It has a close fitting lined bodice with waist seam and flared skirt with pockets. 

I found that the pattern I printed, didn’t fit, and so I re-drew it to my measurements from scratch as an excercise to explore the techniques used when it was originally designed and cut.

All details over at my blog, The House of Marmalade.

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