Route 66 Dress pattern

In collaboration with Joni Lynn, comes this 1940′s classic look.

The 1940s “wartime shirtwaister” was popular and prevalent from the prewar era through the 1950′s.  Utilitarian in look with uniform inspired square shoulders and short, mostly straight shirts, its silhouette fit well with conservation efforts.  The shirtwaist dress, so called, because it’s button front mimicked a man’s dress shirt, was comfortable and practical.  It was marketed as everything from sports wear in the form of tennis ensemble to party dress when made in nicer fabrics. 

When the “New Look” made it’s appearance the shirtwaist dress was one of the few items to survive the feminization of silhouettes.  A bit more fabric in the skirt, a bit more puff in the sleeve and the looks was transformed into the classic 1950′s house dress. 

Our first pattern collaboration features gently puffed sleeves, a crisp open collar and a a-line skirt with four inverted pleats.  Designed by Joni Lynn, it has everything you have come to expect in a BunnyBear pattern.

This pattern is a digital download.  Upon completion of your PayPal payment you will be granted access to the file.

The pattern is a PDF.  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above  installed to view and print the pattern.

The dolls, scenes, clothing, Jacob and accessories are for display purposes only and are never included in the sale. You are purchasing the PDF pattern only.

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