Vintage Sewing Patterns: Top 1950s Dress Patterns

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Women’s 1950s fashion is a great style – so it’s no surprise many people want to make their own with 1950s dress patterns.

Vintage sewing patterns are a great way to make your own outfit from a classic retro era. You can choose your own fabric and make the vintage dress to your size. While these are modern patterns from current brands, it’s always worth a look at these original vintage sewing patterns.

This is a great alternative to buying a lot of mass produced vintage brands that tend to rely on cheap synthetic fabrics like polyester that are bad for the environment.

Learning to sew if you haven’t done it before can be daunting. However, making a dress from scratch with detailed instructions is a great way to get started. It might be better to practise on some fabric you don’t mind wasting in case something goes wrong.

Once you have made your 1950s dress from this range of 1950s dress patterns you will have a garment to love and treasure for years!

Simplicity 1950’s Vintage Pattern 1155

1950s Dress Patterns

This 1950s dress pattern is styled after the 1950’s swing aesthetic and can be sewing in plus-size friendly sizes, ranging from 20W-28W.

Instructions are enclosed for both of the dress pattern variations featured in the image. The instructions also come with a Spanish translation.

The instructions are easy to follow with many beginners finding this a relatively easy pattern to sew.

Simplicity 1459 Vintage Fashion 1950’s Women’s Dress Sewing Pattern

1950s Dress Patterns

Another favourite from the classic brand Simplicity, this 1950s dress pattern includes sewing templates, instructions, and sizing guides for the 3 different dresses featured and a cummerbund belt.

They can be made in sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16. The lapel collar style can be made in three quarter sleeves, short sleeves or sleeveless and dress can be worn casually with bow belt or dressed up with cummerbund and overlay. Made in the USA with English, Spanish, and French Instructions.

Simplicity 1426 Women’s Vintage Fashion 1950’s Bra Sewing Pattern

vintage lingerie 1950s Dress Patterns

Don’t forget the iconic look of 1950s vintage lingerie. We’ve got a detailed history of 1950s underwear here.

The sewing pattern packet includes sewing templates, instructions, and sizing guides for four different bra tops that can be made in sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.

Bras can be styled and made with a faux wrap halter, ruched with cross back, balconette halter, or strapless with a button back or a bandeau.