The Joan is the most basic pattern in the 1940s feminist store. The only alterations needed to change your basic block in the drafting section is to alter the neckline and choose the three-quarter length sleeves. Inspired by the character Joan Holloway in Mad Men, this is actually the first dress I ever designed, drafted and made in college! Pattern drafting can be a little intimidating when you start out, so I decided to use this design as a stepping stone so you can get a feel of drafting, as well as figuring out how you like your clothes to fit.
This pattern contains: - Instructions on taking your measurements - How to translate those measurements for pattern drafting - How to draft the bodice block, front and back - How to draft the skirt block, front and back - How to draft three lengths of sleeves, short, three-quarter length and long sleeves - How to alter the basic block pattern to create the Joan - How to cut and sew it all together!
Recommended fabrics: -Medium-weight silk crepe, cotton lawn, quilting cotton or wool crepe As this is a draft your own pattern, and everyone's measurements are different, it is difficult to give you an accurate fabric allowance, but I recommend buying 3.5m of 60" wide fabric, and Check out the 1940s feminist store for more patterns in the collection and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for new and tutorials!