When I created the Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress pattern, I knew my girls would want their own dresses to match! Because I’ve had a lot of requests for patterns easy enough for beginners, I’ve kept this pattern as simple as the adult version. Perfect for mother-daughter dresses!
I’ve had many requests from customers for an easy dress pattern that even a beginner could tackle. When the 1950s won my fashion era poll in late 2010, I decided to create something that would provide glamorous results without tears for beginners and also satisfy long-time vintage fashion enthusiasts. I hope this pattern fills the bill!
My Romantic Blouse Pattern also works for the “Swing” Era (1940s-1950s) with its cuffed short-sleeve option!
Named after the brave ship which came to the Titianic's rescue 100 years ago, these “Carpathia Earrings” are so elegant for formal occasions with your Titanic or Edwardian Era costumes.
The ladies on the home front in WWII were fighting just as surely as the men overseas with their Victory gardens and cheerful rationing, rubber and steel drives, and USO work. Here's an authentic hat patterned after one of the many styles they would have worn.
This pattern was inspired by “Titanic” and follows the styles of 1911-1913 with its multi-layered skirt and kimono-style bodice.
While all sizes are included, if you wear a “DD” cup, you will need to purchase the supplement to get a perfect fit:
This ePattern contains instructions for a retro-1970s “maxi” skirt and a very simple hip-yoke A-line skirt. You do not need full pattern pieces to make these skirts; I provide all the measurements and instructions with photos, illustrations, and graphed pattern grids.
Inspired by Sarah Wheaton Whitting’s hats in “Winter’s End”, this Tam o’Shanter is a close copy of Sarah’s accurately depicted Teens/WWI era style. The “Wheaton Tam” is designed with beginners in mind, since it only uses four of the most basic stitches–half double crochet, double crochet, chain, and slip stitch.
The “Among My Souvenirs Brooch” is the perfect touch to your period outfit. It was a very necessary article of jewelry throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, both to add feminine embellishment and to keep those beautiful lace collars and ruffled jabots in place!
For a necessary crowning touch to your 1940s costume, stitch the Pearl Harbor Pillbox and wear it for instant, authentic Swing Era style! The pillbox can be made in an hour or less and features a cute ridged brim for detail and to hold its shape.