I need a 1950s dress patterns, can you help?

I am looking for a 1950s dress pattern

I am looking for a 1950s dress pattern

We are starting a little project here, I have decided it is about time I got out my sewing fingers again. The sewing machine is out along with the overlocker. Not at mine I must add but at nana’s as sadly I don’t have enough room or even rooms at my house. I was lucky enough to learn sewing at school, so I suppose I am giving the game a way a little. It is that long since it has been taught in schools there are now petitions to get it re-introduced. I know Hobbycraft had one going, don’t leave here now but when you are done please have a look and sign it.

Nana is my mum and resident expert who taught me the finer details of sewing. I am hoping it will be like riding a bike and that it will all come back to me as it is 15 years since I have laid out a pattern. So back to where I need help, I need a 1950s dress patterns, I want a circular or bias cut skirt in no more than 2 pieces and I want a simple box style top. Very Audrey Hepburn please. I have the fabric, of course I do, how can I not owning a fabric suppliers?

I have spent half a day looking and I am struggling to find the exact match, I have come close on eBay but is this the only place? There must be a current pattern available for such a classic style. Please help and point me in the right direction, get in touch with me at caroline@croftmill.co.uk.

 

8 Comments

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    Mary Aldred
    13/06/2014 at 9:42 AM

    New look have several although most have gathered or pleated skirts. Maybe combine 2 patterns?

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      Rebecca
      19/06/2014 at 8:44 AM

      Oh thanks for that! I will have a look!

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    trellism
    21/07/2014 at 3:59 PM

    It sounds like you could do with looking at the Flora dress pattern from By Hand London 🙂

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      Rebecca
      28/07/2014 at 2:06 PM

      Oh thank you I will have a look!

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      Rebecca
      10/12/2014 at 3:50 PM

      Oh thanks for that link! I’ll have a look! 🙂

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    Tracey russell
    09/02/2015 at 8:05 PM

    I make 1950s style dresses, I have some original patterns and I make my own from callico fabric, if you would like a pattern made for you just let me know,

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      Rebecca
      12/02/2015 at 11:00 AM

      Thank you for your comment, oh wow do you make the patterns to sell?

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