This fantastic couture inspired 1950s dress pattern has been provided by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the United Kingdom. The dress has been designed to mimic the 1950’s Couture dresses and has the shaped and tailored top and big flared skirt of this era, with massive pockets!
This 1950s dress pattern require a lot of pieces but don’t let that frighten you away. The instructions are particularly detailed and are worth looking at even if you don’t want to download this free pattern. “Who wouldn’t want a free downloadable 1950s dress pattern!?” For example, pages 6 and 7 of the instructions give detailed labelled diagrams of all the parts of this and most other dresses.
Additionally, the web-site is a great resource of useful information about sewing and dress design, if that is something that interests you… but don’t wander around too long as there’s sewing to be done!