petticoat

Ladies’ Classic 1950s Wardrobe Pattern

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Ladies' Classic 1950s Wardobe pencil skirt and blouse with peplum

I’ve pulled together my favorite design elements from this decade–the full skirt and the demurely tailored pencil skirt; the fitted bodice and tailored sleeves; the curvy collar and the wide pointed collar; the detachable peplum and the removable dickie. You can mix and match to your heart’s content and create an entire closet full of flattering outfits that take you from relaxing on the patio in cool gingham to stepping out in sophisticated glamour with all the stops pulled out. Thanks to the inspiration of customer Denise B., I’ve also added a brand new set of instructions for a breathtaking petticoat a lá Alice Lon!

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(Please see the note above. The printed pattern ships in October, so this button is a pre-order. If you need the pattern immediately, get the e-version below.)

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Virginia’s Bodiced Petticoat

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Regency Bodiced Petticoat | Sense & Sensibility Patterns

I made this out of a beautiful fine weave cotton lawn and actually lined the skirt because I am going to be making a pretty gauzy dress over it, encouraged by your suggestion/mention of this common fashion of the period, which I have always loved when done in period films. I also have plans for […] Read more…