Making Wishes


1950′s patterns

These are patterns from my collection that I would love to use as a starting point for a custom creation. I love the silhouette of 1950′s dresses and I love all the interesting details of vintage styles. I also love versatile clothes with detachable collars, cuffs, bows, etc, for multiple looks in one garment. These dresses can be made in a variety of fabric types (drapey or structured, light or heavyweight), and lend themselves to customization in contrast colours, prints, or notions.

Simplicity 3450: from 1950, square neckline with collar, and bell skirt.

Simplicity 3693: from 1951, button down front with curved collar variations, full skirt.

Simplicity 3949: from 1952, bateau neckline with dickey or bow, cummerbund, and detachable cuff.

Simplicity 4732: from 1953, peaked bodice sewn to gathers from shoulders, A-line skirt.

New York Pattern 1067: no year printed, simple styled dropped shoulder, scoop neck with gathers, ruffle patch pocket.