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Dress and Suit Patterns 1950s/1960s

Dress and Suit Patterns 1950s/1960s part 2

Dress and Suit Patterns 

1970s onwards

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Vogue Designer Patterns

Lingerie, Nightwear, Swimwear, Menswear

 Babies, Children's, Misc. 

 

Women's Dresses and Suits 1940s, 1950s and 1960s  - see separate page for Vogue designer patterns

12

McCall 7175

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Dress with ruffled tunic over-skirt

15 pieces.  This is an unprinted pattern

Envelope in poor condition

Size 15 (Bust 35", Waist 27", Hips 36")

14

Woman's Illustrated/Bestway D3139

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Dress and Jacket

13 pieces.  This is an unprinted pattern

Designed by Irene Gilbert

The dress consists of a 12 gored skirt, set into unpressed pleats at waist.  The cross-over bodice is set into soft folds at front of neck and the one-piece sleeves, gathered at base, are set into normal armholes.  The fitted jacket is panelled at front and seamed at centre back.  This has two-piece sleeves and is lined.l 

Size Bust 34", Waist 27", Hips 38"

14

Bestway D1870

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Maternity Skirt and Jacket

11 pieces - unprinted pattern

Size Bust 32", Waist 25", Hips 36"

 

15

Bestway C1404

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Maternity Dress

11 pieces - unprinted pattern. Unused, still in factory folds

Size Bust 32", Waist 25", Hips 362

12

Weldons 503

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Dress

14 pieces - this is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 34", Hips 38"

14

Bestway C21079

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Frock

12 pieces.  This is an unprinted pattern

The skirt has novel patch pockets and is panelled at front and back.  The front panel has a wide wrapped seam at centre.  The bodice is plain at back and yoked at front.  It has a straight collar and 3/4 length sleeve. 

Size Bust 36", Hips 40"

15

Maudella 5057

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3 Piece Suit

11 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds. This is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 34", Waist 28", Hips 38"

15

Maudella 5009  (Size 33)

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Jumper Suit

12 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds

This is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 33", Hips 37"

15

Maudella 5009  (Size 35)

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Jumper Suit

12 pieces. Unused, still in factory folds

This is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 35", Hips 39"

14

Maudella 5004 (size 32)

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Two Piece

11 pieces. Unused, still in factory folds

Small tear to envelope

This is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 32", Hips 37"

15

Maudella 5221

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Three Piece Suit

18 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds

This is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 38", Waist 32",  Hips 42"

16

Vogue 9477

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Maternity Jumper Dress

11 pieces - unused, still in factory folds.  This is an unprinted pattern.

Considerable age spotting to envelope, and flap is missing.

The skirt is gathered in front, and has a panel back ending in pleats, and it joins the sleeveless blouse at waistline.  The front has a deep adjustable pleat at each side to be released for added fullness as the figure changes require.  Collarless, surplice blouse.

Size 40" Bust, 48" Hips

Date-stamped 15th September 1947

9.50
Maudella 4882

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11 pieces

Matron's Dress.

Bust 48", Hips 51".    Envelope torn at flap.

Instructions are printed on back of envelope - there is no separate instruction sheet.

Undated.

7
Woman SP1 

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Dress

10 pieces - this is an unprinted pattern

Envelope has considerable age discolouration

Size 16 (Bust 38", Waist 29", Hips 40")

5

Woman's Realm L233

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Dress and waistcoat

8 pieces - this is an unprinted pattern

Envelope is in poor condition - split at bottom

Size Bust 36", Waist 27", Hips 28"

9.50

Vogue 7337

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One-piece dress

5 pieces - unused, still in factory folds

A-line wrap-around sleeveless dress has contrast or self binding.  Contrast or self tie belts or purchased belt.  Pockets in side seams.

Size 12 (Bust 34", Waist 25.5", Hips 36")

Undated - 1960s

10
Butterick 4686

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14 pieces - uncut

Dress and Jacket

Semi-fitted A-line dress with low-waisted bodice and button trim, full length sleeves.  Semi-fitted cardigan jacket.

Size 8 (bust 31.5", waist 23", hips 33.5")

Undated - late 1960s

8

Simplicity 5052

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Jiffy Jumper or Dress

6 pieces

Sleeveless A-line jumper has lowered and rounded neckline and back zipper closing.  Skirt is slightly flared. 

Size 18 (Bust 38", Waist 30", Hips 40")

10
Simplicity 6607

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Suit with Two Skirts

16 pieces

Small tear to front of envelope

Lined jacket with front button closing, notched collar and flaps has set-in long or bracelet length sleeves.  Skirts have side zipper and waistband.  Front inverted pleats or slit opening in centre back seam with underlay. 

Size 15 (Bust 40", Waist 32", Hips 42")

(c) 1966

10

Simplicity 7419

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Dress

6 pieces

A-line dress with inverted pleats in side front seams has set-in long, below-elbow or short sleeves, frotn button closing in front seam, collar.

Size 14 (Bust 36", Waist 27", Hips 38")

(c) 1967

10

Simplicity 6613

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Dress and Jacket

19 pieces

Sheath dress has back zipper and short or below elbow-length set-in sleeves.  Square or high round neckline. Lined jacket has notched collar, long set-in sleeves, flaps and front button closing.

Size 16 (Bust 36", Waist 28", Hips 38")

(c) 1966

12

Simplicity 7416

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Dress and Jacket

7 pieces

Name written in ink on front of envelope

Sleeveless and collarless A-line dress with empire waistline, in two lengths, has scooped neckline, back zipper, and lined bodice.  Lined, collarless jacket with high round neckline has back button closing and below elbow-length set-in sleeves.

Size 14 (Bust 36", Waist 27", Hips 38")

(c) 1967

10

Simplicity 6639

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Shirt and Hip-Hugger Skirt

14 pieces

Top-stitched shirt with forward shoulder seams has collar, long set-in sleeves gathered to buttoned cuffs, flap pockets, and front band and button closing.  Hip-hugger skirt made to be worn 2" below normal waistline has fly front closing, top-stitched yoke and pockets and optional belt carriers.

Size 12 (Bust 32", Waist 25", Hips 34")

(c) 1966

8

Simplicity 8540

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Dress and Sash or Stole

7 pieces

Dress in two lengths, with sash or stole

Size 14 (Bust 36", Waist 27", Hips 38")

(c) 1969 

6
Printed pattern 9253

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These  mail order patterns were undated, and came in a wrap-round instruction sheet with an illustration on the front, no envelope. 

1960s dress pattern

Can be made sleeveless, or with long or short sleeves

10 pieces - some pieces have been cut out, but others appear to be still uncut

Size 14 1/2 (bust 37, waist 31, hips 39)

9

printed pattern 9297

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These  mail order patterns were undated, and came in a wrap-round instruction sheet with an illustration on the front, no envelope. 

Dress and Jacket

12 pieces - unused, still in factory folds

Sleeveless long dress with square neckline, with short, tie-front jacket

Size 14 (Bust 36", Waist 28", Hips 38")

10

Reveille 155

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Dress, Jacket,Skirt and Blouse

20 pieces - this is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 34", Waist 25.5", Hips 36"

10

Reveille 125

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Suit

13 pieces - this is an unprinted pattern

Size Bust 34", Waist 26", Hips 36"

10

Woman's Weekly B345

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Dress and Jacket

15 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds.  This is an unprinted pattern.

Size Bust 36", Waist 28", Hips 38"

10

Woman's Weekly B439

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Dress

12 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds.  This is an unprinted pattern.

Size Bust 38", Waist 30", Hips 40"

10

Woman's Weekly B389

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Dress

12 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds.  This is an unprinted pattern.

Size Bust 36", Waist 28", Hips 38"

7

The People 287

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Jumper Suit

10 pieces.  This is an unprinted pattern

Size 38 (Bust 38", Waist 30", Hips 42")

10

The People 976

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Suit and Blouse

12 pieces.  Unused, still in factory folds.  This is an unprinted pattern.

Size 40 (Bust 40", Waist 32", Hips 44")

More Dressmaking Patterns

Dress and Suit Patterns 1950s/1960s

Dress and Suit Patterns 1950s/1960s part 2

Dress and Suit Patterns 

1970s onwards

Separates

Separates Part 2

Vogue Designer Patterns

Lingerie, Nightwear, Swimwear, Menswear

 Babies, Children's, Misc.