1930s Evening Dress Sewing Patterns
Perhaps 1930s fashion is probably best known for its invention of the bias cut. This involved cutting the fabric at a 45-degree angle instead of along the straight grain and was introduced by Vionnet. This method allowed the fabric to hug the body naturally by giving horizontal stretch and thus emphasises a woman’s natural shape. The result was draped, sinuous and fluid evening dresses that created the flirtatious and sensuous look which epitomises for many, the iconic 1930s silhouette. Combine the bias cut with the trend for backless and we are onto something quite daring and risqué, even by today’s standards. 1930s evening gown pattern styles was of course influenced by the leading men and women of the era, specifically stars like Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, and Marlene Dietrich among the many who influenced fashion. The lead designers were Madame Vionnet, Madame Gres, Coco Chanel, and Elsa Schiaparelli who developed a more sophisticated, grown-up, and womanly style.
Our 1930's vintage evening dress pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1930s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: The House of Foxy