1920s Ladies Fishtail Evening Gown - Reproduction 1929 Sewing Pattern #Z5941 - Multi Size Pattern

1920s Ladies Fishtail Evening Gown - Reproduction 1929 Sewing Pattern #Z5941 - Multi Size Pattern



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  • Materials: Paper

This replicated sewing pattern is available in 2 multi-sized formats
Small - fits 32, 34 or 36 inch bust
Large - fits 38, 40 or 42 inch bust

From 1929 (and early 1930) This gown features a draped cowl-style neckline in the front, and a deep V-neckline at the back. A set of three narrow tucks at the waistline shapes the front. A gathered girdle at center front with a purchased buckle fits the gown closely at the hips. The skirt is cut to hang in long points, with an attached drape at the center back. SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Plain or Printed Silk, Rayon Crepe, Satin Chiffon

DRESS AS SHOWN - Size 32" Bust - 36" Bust
~ 39 Inch Wide Material Without Nap 4-3/4 Yards
~ 54 Inch Wide Material Without Nap 3-1/4 Yards

DRESS AS SHOWN - Size 38" Bust - 42" Bust
~ 39 Inch Wide Material Without Nap 5 Yards
~ 54 Inch Wide Material Without Nap 3-3/8 Yards

See below for a review of this pattern:
'The most time consuming part of construction was figuring out how to assemble the pieces (a dress form is absolutely essential), but sewing was very simple thereafter. I chose to include a zipper for my closure and took several inches out of the bodice to compensate; the result was a very good fit - this really is a dazzling gown.'

This McCall pattern was originally created by Dec. 30, 1929 and the copyright has expired. Photo #7 shows advertisement in McCall Style News, January 1930, with the caption "Graceful Lines that flatter the Figure lend New Elegance to Paris Evening Fashions." Photo #4 shows a modified neckline as the seamstress did not care for the original cowl neck draping and #6 (group photo), the mint green dress on the right is this pattern.

This pattern has been re-digitized into it's current format. All content falls under the copyright Vintage Pattern Lending Library 2006, and as such, no portion of this pattern may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without the written consent of Vintage Pattern Lending Library.

Our replicated historic patterns are the highest quality available. They are electronically digitized and printed on a high-quality graphics printer in three colors. Paper is a beautiful 18lb semi-transparent vellum for ease of pinning and cutting. They are NOT inferior hand drawn, photo-copied or blue-printed replications. Our reproduced patterns are printed on full size sheets - no need for taping multiple small pages, or re-sizing from a small diagram.

Our patterns include seam allowances, grain lines and updated text for ease of construction. Patterns are reproduced directly from the original source material, with no changes in order to retain the historical accuracy of the pattern. Prior sewing experience and knowledge of working with vintage patterns is recommended.

Please note: This is NOT a finished garment and the original documentation and pattern are NOT included.

Since 1998, VINTAGE PATTERN LENDING LIBRARY has been the 'go to' source for vintage sewing pattern reproductions. We accept 100% returns on any patterns you are not happy with. Please visit us at www.vpll.org to learn more about our preservation projects.


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Reviewed by Inactive Jun 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So happy and inspired by this purchase. Its exactly what I wanted. Cant wait to make something with it 😊 loved the personal touch I was given it made the purchase special.

youpsy Apr 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The modern "translation" of the original instructions was just the ticket; the dress is fabulous and drapey.

31muffins May 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful reproduction of a dress pattern. The dress itself is lovely and the pattern was easily followed. I'll no doubt be returning to this seller for more vintage patterns!

targeter Mar 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Prompt shipping as always, and I very much appreciated the thoughtful tutorial and advice included for this gown.

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