Rare original Madame Weigel's pattern from the mid 1930s. A fabulous piece of Australiana from the pioneer of dressmaking patterns in Australia.
Recommended for experienced sewers as the instructions assume a great deal of sewing knowledge. You also need to add seams, turnings, hems and facings before cutting as none of these are allowed for on the pattern. This was fairly standard with patterns of this time.
Shirtwaist dress has intermittently pleated skirt, fitted bodice with faux pocket welts and either short cuffed sleeves with headers, or long sleeves. Bodice buttons to the waist. No side opening is mentioned, but you may need to add one, in true 1930s style it would close with snaps.
Bust 91 cm (36")
No waist or hip measurements are given
Good. The pattern has been used but is complete and neatly folded in the original folds. The small piece for the pocket welt has been cut but can be taped back together. The former owner includes a piece she has cut for a wider collar. The packet is torn along three sides and is tatty at the edges. A 6 cm tear at the back and two 2 cm tears at the front.