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Blitz Dress


5.00 out of 5

We can do it!  Blitz is a simple 40s style utility dress, perfect for jiving, digging for victory or make-do-and-mending in. She’s dedicated to the rationing cause, too – this little gem takes very little fabric!


Blitz is the perfect go-to day dress; with a pointed or rounded Peter Pan collar, short sleeve and empire waist leading to a straight skirt, it’s perfect for a range of figures, ages and styles. For a true 40s aesthetic, use plain or small print cottons, crepe and Rayon in navy, grey, rose pink and primary colours; or by shortening the hem to a mini-skirt length and using an Op Art, psychedelic or monochromatic print, you can make Blitz into 60s style scooter dress. An improvised pocket, novelty print or tartan are all great modernisers, too. And who can resist a contrasting collar?

And in case you thought Blitz was only suitable for daywear, think again! Use silk or velvet, and get creative with the collar using vintage or embroidered lace – or better still, remove it altogether and finish with a ribbon bow fastening – the possibilities are as endless as your fabric stash!

Please Note: all Sew La Di Da Vintage Dress Patterns are protected by copyright, and are for home use only.

Fabric Required:

  • 110cm width = 3m
  • 137cm width = 2.5m





Tools & Haberdashery:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Iron
  • Interfacing (25cm)
  • Thread
  • Invisible zip 20″-22″ /50.56cm long
  • Large table
Sizes 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
Bust 81cm / 32″ 86cm / 34″ 91cm / 36″ 96cm / 38″ 101cm / 104″ 106cm / 42″ 111cm / 44″
Waist 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″ 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37″
Hips 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37″ 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″ 109cm / 43″ 114cm / 45″ 119cm / 47″


3 reviews for Blitz Dress

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Oh My Darlings … A newbie to the sewing world, the Blitz dress so easy to make I made two. The Sweetheart dress also a dream again I made two. Confidence on a high. Thank You Thank You x x

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Penny Conway

    Caroline inspired me at a workshop I attended last year at stitch fabrics. I have just finished the blitz dress which looks great. I am on th lookout for more fabric to make a cotton version for the summer. Great pattern and easy to make

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patsy Punchard

    I have just completed the blitz pattern, I made it in a linen curtain material and lined it in a silky cotton, it is wonderful, a very special dress, I particularly like the shape and the way the sleeves are darted, I plan to make up this pattern many times in many different fabrics. I am just about to order the waistcoat pattern and one of your other dress patterns to benefit from the two for £30 deal. GREAT.

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