It’s hard to date these Du Barry patterns as they were
seldom dated and the pattern numbers didn’t run in
sequence. But going on style and the fact it has a nearly
circle skirt, I’m going to give it a 1938-1940 date. Just
the fact that by 1940’s skirts had slimmed down due to
rationing and restrictions and dresses became more
economical in style.
Distinctly Parisian in styling, this chic frock has an
elongated bodice that buttons or zips at the front
and is finished with a small collar that (can be frilled)
at the neck. The flared skirt joins basque at the low
waistline and sleeves may be long or short.
A really easy pattern to make.
All seams and facings are allowed for on this pattern
A few Suggested fabrics: Plain or printed: Novelty
silks, Flat crepe, Taffeta, Rayon crepe. Dress with
short sleeves only: Cottons, Lawn, Linen. For collar:
Pique, linen, Taffeta, Organdy
To fit Bust 36ins. Waist 30ins.
The pattern comes with Step by Step Instructions
and a helpful sewing guide
The PDF pattern is easy to download and print and the
pages are numbered and easy to assemble. The PDF
prints both A4 and US letter/legal
Digital reproduction pattern – Copyright My Vintage
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