This is my first, completely finished 1930’s dress. There is no date, but the full skirt and puffed sleeves suggest late 30’s. I don’t know 30’s fashion enough to narrow it down further than that. The only alteration needed, beside the straight grade up to my size, was a 1in FBA. This is the same amount I need for modern patterns. Other than that, it fits like a dream. The waist hits at my high waist, the armscye is nice and high. If I make more, I will take in the waist a touch more and do a slight narrow shoulder adjustment. What surprised me about this pattern was just how full the skirt is. The hem circumference is the same as some of my 50’s patterns. I bought the last of this fabric on the bolt, so I had to use some creative cutting. There might be enough scraps to make a belt, but I’m not sure.
What I like most about this dress is the rick rack and the cherries on the collar