1920s Ladies Frock with Pleated Skirt Inset - Reproduction 1928 Sewing Pattern #Z2773 - Gatsby - 35 Inch Bust

1920s Ladies Frock with Pleated Skirt Inset - Reproduction 1928 Sewing Pattern #Z2773 - Gatsby - 35 Inch Bust



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This replicated pattern is sized to fit a 35 inch bust.

This frock features a collar in either rounded or pointed style, with or without the front neckline tie. The long sleeves have gently rounded, turn-back cuffs, the bodice being slightly bloused and held in place at the hip with a belt. The skirt is deeply pleated, and attached to the bodice along an chic step-like design, which may be hem-stitched or piped at the edges. SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Linen, Cotton, Silk, Rough Crepe,Light Weight, Woolen, Broadcloth, Pique

Dress With Tie:
~ 39 Inch Wide Material 3-1/2 Yards
~ 44 Inch Wide Contrast Material For Tie/Cuffs 1/4 Yard

Dress Without Tie:
~ 39 Inch Wide Material 2-7/8 Yards
~ 1/2 Inch Wide Ribbon For Bow 1-1/4 Yards

For information regarding the fabulous blouses pictured, see Jennifer's blog to learn how she adapted this pattern as part of her Miss Fisher separates wardrobe: http://www.thesewingroomalameda.com/blog/2017/6/1/a-1920s-blouse-done-3-ways-with-one-vintage-dress-pattern

Below is a review of this pattern:
'I have just completed the second of two Art Deco frocks I made using this pattern. We're traveling to New Zealand for an Art Deco Festival and this dress seemed the absolute perfect choice. I made one in Teal with Chocolate pleats and trim and another in Black and Winter-White, pleats and trimmings in black. The black and white dress is very dramatic looking and I'm sure will be the bell of the street festival. The dresses frankly look amazing, even if I do say so myself and are worth the mammoth effort I have put into them. I had to scale the pattern up for my friend and I spent weeks after work fitting her and refitting her. There are a couple of small problems with the pattern. The tie end piece is uneven and I didn't spot that until after I cut out that piece. Also, the cuffs aren't symmetrical. However, the instructions did advise me to check that so it's my fault that I didn't. Other than that I found the pattern easy to follow. I would strongly recommend fitting with a test muslin, basting every seam before sewing and ironing every seam after sewing. It makes the world of difference to the look of the finished garment.'

This Butterick pattern was originally created by Dec. 30, 1929 and the copyright has expired. This pattern has been re-digitized into it's current format. All content falls under the copyright Vintage Pattern Lending Library 2002, 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 two to 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.

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In a hurry and want it now? The downloadable version of this pattern is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/793303881/1920s-ladies-frock-with-pleated-inset
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Jessica Harris May 16, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This pattern arrived earlier than expected. The instructions are incredibly thorough, especially for a historic pattern, and the seller put a lot of care into the packaging. Thank you!

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Mary Royal May 31, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
The customer service from this vender was outstanding! I’m very excited to make the garments and an added plus is the fact that I only have to grade up one pattern (the skirt). The waist on it is easily 5 inches too small but not that big of a deal. Perhaps one day I will have a 26 inch waist again but I’m not expecting that to happen any time soon.

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Elise H Apr 8, 2020

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Fantastic, came quickly and the packaging is super cute.

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Emma Feb 25, 2020

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Shipping was very quick, and the pattern came in wonderful shape, with exceptional and pertinent gift wrap! I almost felt bad for opening it, but it was so, so worth it. I can't wait to get started!

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