New Pattern Time! 1930s Dress, Jumper and Blouse

Hurrah! Time for a new pattern!

This pattern is based on a pattern from the late 30s, probably 1937 or 1938, and features a fun square necked dress or jumper that buttons up the front with a fitted high waistband.  The skirt is cut in gores so it has a good “swish”.  It can be accented with  rick rack braid or bias binding, or can be left plain.  It looks cute in prints (in fact, I’m in the process of making one up for myself), and it can be worn over the full sleeved blouse which is also included with this pattern.  The skirt of this pattern has been shortened three inches in these photos, but if you raise the hem up to around the knee this pattern will easily carry you into looks for the early 1940s!  Great for swing dancing!


This pattern is now available on my website in sizes 30 to 46 inch bust, and it’s on sale for a special introductory rate of $22!

Many thanks to the lovely Beth of V is for Vintage blog for modelling for these photos!

12 Comments on New Pattern Time! 1930s Dress, Jumper and Blouse

  1. Trudy Callan
    July 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm (13 years ago)

    Very nice. I will definitely have to get this at some point.

  2. Crystal
    July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm (13 years ago)

    Oooh, I’ll have to get this one! What types of fabric are recommended for the dress and the blouse?

    • wearinghistory
      July 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm (13 years ago)

      Thanks! I added the back cover to the listing and you can mouse over the image to zoom in, but here’s the yardage suggestions :)

      Suggested Fabrics:
      Blouse: Plaid sheers, mousseline de soie, printed dimity, triple sheers, sheer cottons, handkerchief linen, flat crepe.
      Jumper, Dress, and Scarf: Novelty silks, printed linen, pique, shantung, alpaca, rough silks, printed cottons.

  3. mala_14
    July 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm (13 years ago)

    So cute! I love the contrast.

  4. Crystal
    July 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm (13 years ago)

    Thanks! I’ll order this one soon then!

  5. superheidi
    July 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm (13 years ago)

    ooooh, that’s a very nice addition to your already fab collection.

  6. Brittany-Va-voomVintage
    July 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm (13 years ago)

    exciting!!! I’m so glad that this one comes in larger sizes. I think this will have to be one of my must-do projects for my autumn wardrobe! :)

  7. wacky tacky
    July 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm (13 years ago)

    This is great – and might be a good one for Mary. I can’t wait to see it made up in a print!

  8. Laurie
    July 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm (13 years ago)

    I homeschool and sew costumes for our history presentations. I went nuts a couple of years ago when we studied the 20th century, looking for patterns. I love this pattern, especially the blouse option! Thank you…I just ordered it!

  9. Stephanie
    July 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm (13 years ago)

    oooh la la. Looks lovely!

  10. Stephanie
    July 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm (13 years ago)

    Love! I was just looking for a late 30s separates pattern with cute sleeves like this one has! Guess I can stop scouring Etsy!

  11. Debi
    July 22, 2011 at 7:56 am (13 years ago)

    ooohhh fabulous! I saw this on Casey’s blog in the returning sponsors and thought…hey, wait a second…I don’t remember this one :) I absolutely love the 30’s jumper look and that blouse is divine! The mock-up with piping is fantastic and I can’t wait to see your printed one as well! YAY!

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