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Maudella Pattern for Dress original 1950s Design

The earliest paper sewing patterns were pre-cut on plain tissue, with notches and holes for guidance which aided in the construction of the garment. The printed pattern was introduced in the 1920’s but did not become commonplace until just after World War II.


Pattern Company: Maudella Patterns Co. Ltd. Bradford England

The firm started by Maude Eleanor Dunsford in 1937, The company was sold to Simplicity in 1980s

There are four major pattern companies still making sewing patterns today. They are Butterick, McCall’s, Simplicity and Vogue. These four are also the most found vintage patterns, though dozens of smaller companies made wonderful patterns throughout the years.


Pattern Number 5103

Dated from: Original Vintage Pattern from 1950s


Pattern Description: Dress with Two Sleeves (12 pieces)

Pattern Sizes as printed on envelope: Bust 38 “(97 cm) Hips 42” (104 cm)

Rock Follies Vintage Sizes: 16

Please check your measurements against our size guide


Difficulty Level: Average to skilled

The pattern pieces of this age are not printed with information, the pieces have dots on making numbers to identify them, however the instructions are quite detailed, including laying and cutting instructions, seam allowance, suggestions of fabrics

Vintage Condition:

Envelope: Slight age tinge to envelope with a few creases to corners

measurements. Lovely bright colour vintage images these are ideal to collect and even frame

5 “x 8 ¼ “(12.5 x 21cm)


Instructions: One sheet with images and instructions


Pattern Pieces: Hand folded unused some age marks

Paper Pattern 51083 Dress

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