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
everything was 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.
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
Reproduction pattern – My Vintage Wish 2018.
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