This is our take on a classic 50s style dress that the Suzy Homemaker in you will fall in love with. It features a sweetheart neckline with a classic circle skirt. It features various embellishments like a knot and collar bodice accents, halter or tie straps, corset or shirred back, and a ruffle for the skirt. With 48 dress combinations that can be made, we know you will have a lot of fun figuring them all out! The sky is the limit, now let's see what YOU can do with it!!


Difficulty Rating:Intermediate

 *Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*


 Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes NB to 18/24 mos., 6/12 mos. to 8 and 7/8 to 15/16 kids.
  • FREE GIFT with purchase! Size 15" and 18" doll size!

  •  Three instant download patterns with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear!
Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Betty's Fifties Dress sizes NB to  15/16 Kids and Dolls PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by joan on 19th Nov 2016

great to make

Love the finished produce. Not a fan of jumping around skipping stages for different options. Could there be a better way to format this. Might baffle an inexperienced sewer.

Written by Darla Pfister on 2nd Sep 2016

Cute little Retro dress!

I just made my first Betty's last week for my daughter's 3rd birthday! I don't know why I didn't buy this pattern sooner! The corsette in the back is so easy to do! The dress turned out so cute even in SATIN!

Written by Heather Roulston on 2nd Sep 2016

how cute is this?!

Perfect twirl factor! Simple construction. And that perfect dress for that party!

Written by fazie marin on 2nd Sep 2016

Loved this pattern

Easy to follow instructions

Written by K Price on 1st Sep 2016

Cute Retro Look, Easy-to-follow pattern

We love the cute retro look of this dress. It was originally purchased to make a replica of a dress my daughter saw in a movie and fell in love with, but we have also made many other styles from it. The directions are great, and the dress is wonderful!

Written by Melissa Klee on 13th May 2016

great retro pattern

My daughter wanted and I love Lucy dress and this pattern was perfect for the look. We will be making more in the future.

Written by miranda swaney on 3rd Mar 2016

love retro

I love the retro look of this. Super cute.

Written by tara jolin on 3rd Mar 2016

my favorite pattern

This pattern is my favorite I use it on a weekly bases

Written by Joni on 3rd Mar 2016


LOVE how this turned out!! My 6 year old granddaughter loves the way it "twirls" .... I just love everything about it! Will be making more for the other granddaughters ASAP. Fit was spot on...instructions were clear...inspiration pics were great...just perfect!

Written by Milley Beston on 4th Nov 2015

Total 50s look!!! Love it!

This little dress has so many options and so well written in the directions that it is a breeze to make! I loved it so much I bought every size available!!!

Written by Karen Jakab on 4th Nov 2015

Love retro

I loved this dress. I had trouble with the tie placement but otherwise it was easy and fast. I love anything retro.

Written by Andrea Bibler on 3rd Nov 2015

So many options

This was an easy sew and I loved having all the options to make the dress I wanted!