How Create a Couture Inspired Dress

This dress pattern has been specially created for the Golden Age of Couture website. It is based on a 1950s ready to wear dress from the V&A collection and has been sized for modern day UK sizes 10, 12 and 14.

The pattern is designed for you to download and print at home on A4 paper, or at a printer’s on larger sized paper. You must then assemble the printed sheets to form the pattern. Full instructions on this are given in the Pattern Instructions.

Download the Pattern Instructions (PDF file, 340KB)

Print at Home (A4)

Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 841 KB)

Download the Skirt Pattern (PDF file, 1555 KB)

Print at Printer’s / Copy Shop

Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 705 KB)

Download the Skirt Pattern (PDF file, 1389 KB)


Mother Bee Maternity Faux Wrap Maternity Dress wit...

Mother Bee Maternity Faux Wrap Maternity Dress with Adjustable Belt for Baby Shower Or Casual Wear


  1. MATERNITY DRESS: Full Length Faux Wrap Closure Dress with adjustable belt is made with high quality materials that makes moms to be feel stylish and comfortable at maternity photoshoots, baby showers, dinners, and more.
  2. STYLE & COMFORT: All Mother Bee Maternity dresses are designed in a variety of colors and patterns, using durable and comfortable material to keep mom to be stylish and comfortable all the way through.
  3. SIZING: Small: [Bust: 33", Length: 55", Waist:30"] Medium: [ Bust: 33.5", Length: 55", Waist:31"] Large: [ Bust: 34", Length: 56", Waist: 31"] X-Large: [Bust: 34.5", Length: 56.5", Waist: 32"]
  4. CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Dress should be washed in a gentle cold cycle with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry on low cool or iron on low setting as needed.
  5. MADE IN NORTH AMERICA: All of our dresses are designed and proudly made in the United States and Mexico. The dress is made of 96% Polyester and 4% Spandex.

Juicy Couture Black Label Women's Stretch Vel...

Juicy Couture Black Label Women#039s Stretch Velour Fitted Tank Dress


  1. Sleek and simple lines with luxe fabrication that moves with you make this sleeveless dress a wardrobe classic.
  2. Stretch velour offers added spandex stretch for a sexy, fitted silhouette with a luxe velvet look and soft-hand feel.
  3. 80 percent cotton, 17 percent polyester 3 percent elastane. Machine wash cold, inside out, delicate. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron, reverse side. Do not dry clean.
  4. The definition of casual luxury, our signature track styles can be worn up or down for a quintessentially Juicy look wherever you go.
  5. Ideal for comfy casual wear, our Juicy track dresses can be worn up or down.

Peach Couture Womens Renaissance Vintage Smocked G...

Peach Couture Womens Renaissance Vintage Smocked Gypsy Tank Dress


  1. NEW: Exclusive Maxi Dresses By Peach Couture. (Peach Couture is a registered Trademark.)
  2. STYLISH: Vintage trendy maxi, with tiered bottom self-tie neckline and ruffled short sleeves for a boho chic renaissance look.
  3. MATERIAL: Made out of comfortable and breathable material, drapes beautifully and is available in a variety of rich colors. Our maxi vintage dresses are suitable for all seasons and fit and flatter a wide range of body types.
  4. UNIQUE: elegant vintage and sophisticated design of the maxi dress features rich solid hues, draw string ruffle neckline, smocked waist, and delicate tiered skirt.
  5. DRESS DIMENSIONS: Small US: 2-4 (Length: 54" Bust: 32" Waist: 20" Hips: 40") Medium: US: 6 (Length: 54" Bust: 35" Waist: 22" Hips: 41") Large US: 8 (Length: 54" Bust: 36" Waist: 24" Hips: 42") XL US: 10 (Length: 54" Bust: 37" Waist: 28" Hips: 44")

Women's Ruched Maternity Dress by Rags and Co...

Women#039s Ruched Maternity Dress by Rags and Couture  Made in USA Royal Blue Medium


  1. Maternity dress featuring a side ruched design, stretchable material, and is cut just past the knee.
  2. Designed specifically to be simple and trendy, yet comfortable and complementing through all stages of pregnancy.
  3. Care instructions: Wash gentle cycle cold with like colors/do not bleach and dry low/iron low when needed
  4. Small: [Bust: 36", Waist: 34", Length: 38"] Medium: [ Bust: 38", Waist: 36", Length: 40"] Large: [ Bust: 40", Waist: 38", Length: 42"] X-Large: [Bust: 42", Waist: 40", Length: 44"]
  5. Proudly Made in the USA

BODOAO Womens Plus Size Dress Long Sleeve V-Neck A...

BODOAO Womens Plus Size Dress Long Sleeve VNeck Asymmetrical Mini Dress with Pockets


  1. Womens Plus Size Dress Long Sleeve V-Neck Asymmetrical Mini Dress with Pockets
  2. Cotton + polyester
  3. Welcome to BODOAO, new store opening, limited time offer, welcome to buy.
  4. Please select the size according to the size chart in the picture not amazon size chart before placing an order. (If you have no idea about the size chart please purchase it in one size larger than your usual size because the chinese size is smaller than US and EU)
  5. Any problem, Please feel free to contact us, We promise to you that we will try our best to serve you, We have complete replacement and return policy

Mother Bee V-Neck Cami Maternity Maxi Dress with A...

Mother Bee VNeck Cami Maternity Maxi Dress with Adjustable Straps by Rags and Couture


  1. V-Neck, sleeveless maternity dress made comfort in mind.
  2. Soft, expandable material perfect for any stage of pregnancy.
  3. Small: [Bust: 36", Waist: 44", Length: 51"] Medium: [ Bust: 38", Waist: 44", Length: 52"] Large: [ Bust: 40", Waist: 44", Length: 53"] X-Large: [Bust: 42", Waist: 44", Length: 55"]

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