E-Pattern- 1950s "Suzy" Gored Dress Pattern- Sizes 30-42" Bust Wearing History PDF Download Pattern

E-Pattern- 1950s "Suzy" Gored Dress Pattern- Sizes 30-42" Bust Wearing History PDF Download Pattern



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  • Vintage from the 1950s
  • Digital download
  • Digital file type(s): 1 PDF, 1 ZIP

Wearing History #R134

E-PATTERN- download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper. This uses A LOT of paper. You can order the pre-printed and mailed pattern on my website http://wearinghistory.clothing

Woman's Dress- A Multi-Size Pattern Based on a Period Original.
There is a matching Girl's Dress pattern! Go visit my shop to purchase the girls version.

From Original Period Pattern Description:
PRETTY-AS-A-PRINCESS DRESS— with high Empire lines, princess
seamed skirt with godet insets. Self or novelty belt... or beltless for true
princess lines! (V1) SLEEVELESS DRESS— has contrasting bias roll
collar, attached bow and godet insets. (V2) SLEEVELESS DRESS ALL
ONE FABRIC. (V3) SCOOP NECKLINE— Has short bias cut sleeves.
Back zipper closing.


This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 30"-42" bust. This pattern does run large. Please see the measurement and flat pattern measure included. PLEASE NOTE- pattern sizes were different in the past so go by measurement.

- Difficulty -

Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal compared with today.

- Yardage Requirements-
Please see images. I have made modern yardage charts. The smallest sizes may require less than quoted. Allow extra for matching patterns, fabrics with a nap, or directional prints.

-Additional Notes-

Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

This pattern comes in a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

*****The pattern uses 85 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
64 pages for the sewing pattern
20 pages for the instructions
85 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.

About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.

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sparklemeghan01 Jan 5, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Finished my first hat from this pattern and I’m really happy with how it turned out! The pattern was easy to print out and assemble. I did have trouble understanding the last few instructions as I am a bit of a beginner but I went my own way and I’m happy with how it turned out.

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Rachel Mc Kinney Jan 4, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I want to give this pattern 10/5 stars because it's so good! The dress itself went together fast and was by far one of the best jobs of grading up from a single size pattern that I've ever used! Everything fit great with my only adjustment needed being a tiny let out at the waist. The sleeves set in like an absolute dream and the result is stunning!

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franceswest Jan 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I made several of view D (the pointy hat!) as witches hats for friends for Christmas and they were very well received! It's an excellent pattern, a quick and easy make but very stylish and well finished. I also made a red and white one for myself as a Santa hat for Christmas day

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Erica Jones Mar 27, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful pattern to work with! Made it up in handkerchief linen, without the bottom button flap the first time and finished the neck and arms with some cotton beading lace and silk ribbon. When it's not being used as a chemise, it will probably double as a summer nighty. Will definently use again. cut out and machine sewed the long seams (including a center back seam I added to save fabric) in less than 2 hours. Machine sewed the felling on the side seams, and the hem. Hand felled shoulders and the top of the CB seam the same afternoon. hand lace application took a bit longer, but a very quick project over all!

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