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Dress Patterns Edit: 1950’s Vintage

What does big circle skirts with petticoats, sheath dresses and swing coats remind you of? The 1950’s of course! These are just a few of the fabulous styles we have seen in the 50’s and we’re so glad they are still around. We’ve gathered some beautiful patterns that were designed back then, but re-released in the past few years. Which 1950’s style do you love (and miss) the most?

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Pattern: Simplicity 1459.

A dress with a full gathered skirt is the ultimate 1950’s dress! This pattern has a wide lapel collar and it can be made with three quarter sleeves, short sleeves or sleeveless. And of course, add the cummerbund for extra fabulousness!

Pattern: Simplicity 8445.

A blouse and pencil skirts were often worn together and Simplicity 8445 is perfect if you want to recreate this look! The front and collar of the blouse are cut in one and the back is gathered to a deep yoke. The pattern features grown on sleeves and you can choose between long sleeves, three quarter sleeves or short sleeves.

Pattern: Simplicity 8139.

Who doesn’t need a vintage bathing dress and matching beach coat?! The bathing dress is lined and it features elastic around the leg openings. The coat has grown on sleeves with a self belt and the option to add a contrast lining. We love this look!

Pattern: Simplicity 8446.

Rock the night away in a 1950’s vintage skirt straight from our pattern archives. It’s your chance to recreate this beautiful circle skirt, including (!) poodle applique and detachable cummerbund.

Pattern: Simplicity 8085.

This wrap dress features the most beautiful details. The pattern includes two wonderful versions: a midi dress with three tie closures on the back of the skirt and a separate belt, and a mini dress with large patch pockets with an attached wrapped belt that ties in the front.

Pattern: Simplicity 8645.

Simplicity 8645 includes 4 gorgeous halter and sun tops!  The three halter tops feature a seam line on your midriff with darts in the back to give it shape. View D is fully lined and features a square neckline. All designs close with buttons on the back.

Pattern: Simplicity 8250.

Go for a full on stylish look with this fantastic skirt and bolero pattern. The flared skirt has the option to add large patch pockets and a shaped waistband. The bolero has the option to add a lining and has retro cuffed grown-on sleeves.

Pattern: Butterick 6055.

Make this beau-ti-ful pullover dress and you’ll feel like you’re living in the 1950’s! This design features a collar, optional shoulder pads, a fitted bodice, cute pockets with ties, a side zipper and self belt.

Pattern: Simplicity 8980.

This gathering of 1950’s patterns wouldn’t be complete without a sheath dress! The dress falls below-knee, is fitted with front and back darts and has a side zipper fastening. This pattern also includes a loose-fitting coat and jacket with grown-on sleeves, turn-back cuffs and patch pockets with an interesting button feature.

Pattern: Simplicity 8509.

This gorgeous coat will make your whole 1950’s outfit complete! It features a shawl collar and you get to choose between 2 different lengths and three-quarter length or full length raglan sleeves with turn back cuffs.