Advance 5818 50s Dress Sewing Pattern Wrap Styling Wide Collar

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Advance 5818 50s Dress Sewing Pattern Wrap Styling Wide Collar


Advance 5818 50s Dress Sewing Pattern Wrap Styling Wide Collar

This sleeveless day dress design features a close-fitting, asymmetric wrap bodice with or without a large, square collar, optional top-stitching. The asymmetric line continues into the bias skirt through a nine button, left side front closure. The buttons are both decorative and functional. From 1951, Advance 5818 is part of the The New York Times Designer Series Patterns of the Times. This is an original sewing pattern not a copy.

According to an article published in the April 23 1951 edition of Life magazine, Henry Rosenfeld was one of America's best known manufacturers of budget priced dresses with a 20 million dollar annual business. His simple uncluttered designs kept labor costs down, allowing him to invest more in fabrics. He bought fabrics in bulk, giving him lower prices. A risky practice was to buy fabrics months ahead of when they were needed, which often resulted in better quality materials. His factory used assembly line methods. A sewer would work on one part of a dress instead of the whole garment.

STANDARD BODY MEASUREMENTS - (as shown on back of pattern envelope)
- Bust: 32.0 inches (81.3 cm)
- Waist: 26.5 inches (67.3 cm)
- Hip: 35 inches (88.9 cm) - measured at 7" below natural waistline

PATTERN CONDITION - Very Good - light to no signs of wear, few to no cosmetic issues
- pattern pieces have been neatly cut and folded by prior owner
- pattern pieces match the pattern number (A5818) and are the correct size (Misses 14)
- instructions are complete showing slight age browning

ENVELOPE CONDITION - Average - shows normal signs of use or wear for its age
- storage creases only along bottom edge
- some browning due to age (1951)

I store and send my patterns to you in a non-PVC, archival-safe plastic sleeve with a cardboard backing. This helps to ensure that you will be able to enjoy your pattern for many years to come.

All parcels are sent through Canada Post.

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Vintage Origin Details




Patterns of the Times





Very Good

Item Condition


United States

Country of Origin


unprinted tissue paper

Primary Material


Materials Used

unprinted tissue paper

More Info

I photocopy the diagram of pattern pieces (from the instruction sheet) and use it to check that all the pieces that should be in the envelope are actually there. If anything is missing or damaged I will note it in the description. 

I follow ArtFire's standard for designating an item as vintage - it must be at least 20 years old.
Within these guidelines are six condition rankings that I use to describe the condition of all items in my shop:

MINT - like-new condition, free of any flaws
EXCELLENT - very minimal evidence of previous use or wear
VERY GOOD - above-average condition, light to no signs of wear, few to no cosmetic issues
AVERAGE - shows normal signs of use or wear for its age
FAIR - shows moderate signs of use or wear
POOR - shows significant and readily apparent signs of wear or damage

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Unprinted tissue paper

Size: Misses Size 14 (1951 standards)

Pattern: Advance New York Times Designer Series

Color: White

Condition: Used
An item that has been used previously. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

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United Kingdom
First Item: $ 23.00
Additional Items: $ 4.75

First Item: $ 17.00
Additional Items: $ 1.50

United States
First Item: $ 12.00
Additional Items: $ 2.00


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I treat all buyers the same way that I would like to be treated - with respect and honesty.

I accurately describe every item using words and pictures. All flaws that I see will be described within the listing text and in the pictures. I'm a perfectionist, so I research, photograph and describe everything. Please read the full description and look at all the pictures. Remember vintage items are rarely in perfect condition. They usually show some indication of being loved by a previous owner.

- - SHIPPING - -
I ship worldwide within 3 business days of confirmed full payment, using CANADA POST Lettermail and shipping services.

It takes approximately 4-7 business days for shipping within Canada.
Single pattern orders are sent as 1st class Lettermail. This is the most cost effective method, however, there is no tracking or insurance. If you want to pay the higher fee for a tracking number, please email me at before you place your order. I'll figure out the shipping amount based on your location and let you know the new total cost. Once you give your okay on the new rate, I will update the listing.

It takes approximately 7-10 business days for shipping to the U.S.
Single pattern packages are sent as 1st class Lettermail which cannot be tracked.

:::TO INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS - outside North America:::
International buyers are always welcome! Once the package leaves Canada it can no longer be tracked. Most international packages seem to arrive within 8-12 business days for overseas shipping. Insurance is recommended on international shipments, as I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged uninsured parcels. If you would like an international shipping quote before ordering, please email me at

Orders are shipped every "business day," which includes regular weekdays and excludes Saturdays, Sundays and Canadian or Ontario (my province) statutory holidays. Canada Post is closed on weekends and holidays. This means that if you place an order on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, I cannot ship it until Monday as Canada Post does not accept delivery of items on the weekend.

Delivery from Canada may take longer. There are many variables that can cause a delay in the arrival of your purchase. Delivery times may vary by your location, any processing delays through customs and even local postal conditions.

Costs include the 5% Goods & Services tax (GST) levied by the Canadian government. The Canada Post printed postage label does not show this tax.

To save you money I....
....use the lowest mailing rate for sewing patterns - most patterns can be sent by Lettermail - Canada Post does not provide tracking for Lettermail
....combine items to reduce shipping/postage costs
....charge only actual costs
....refund shipping overpayments starting at $1.00 through PayPal
....pass on my shipping/postage price reductions that I receive as a member of Canada Post's SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS program
....recycle envelopes and cardboard


FOR ALL ORDERS OUTSIDE OF CANADA::: Please note that shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any applicable import duties, customs fees, or taxes that may be due upon entry into the destination country. All duties, fees and taxes are the responsibility of the customer. Please check with your local customs office for more information. Only accurate information will be included on a Canadian Customs Declaration form. Orders will not be marked as gifts and will not be undervalued.

- - PAYMENT - -

HOW ::: I accept payment through PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.

WHEN ::: Full payment is expected and appreciated within 3 days of purchase. If this doesn't work for you please let me know before placing your order. If you e-mail me, we can work something out. If I don't hear from you after 3 days with no payment, I must cancel your order and relist the item.

- - RETURNS - -

NO RETURNS ::: patterns (sewing, knitting, embroidery, etc.), magazines, and books are sold as FINAL SALE.

ERRORS ::: If I make a mistake, you're entitled to a refund. This means that if a pattern piece is missing AND it was not noted in the listing description, I will refund your money. Your refund will be processed after I receive the pattern back. I will also refund your First Class Mail return shipping amount.

HOW ::: If you're not happy with your item, please start the return process by contacting me within 3 days of receiving your item. I'll respond within 24 hours or when I return, if I'm on vacation. (The shop will have a vacation message.)

WHEN ::: please return the eligible item within 3 days of receiving my e-mail. Be sure to package your return carefully, the same way that I packaged it for you. I strongly suggest that you purchase tracking and insurance because I will not issue a refund if I do not receive the item back.

DAMAGE ::: If an item is damaged in shipping, I require pictures of the item sent to me to process an insured package insurance refund. Please contact me for details.

PROCESS ::: If the returned item is in the same condition as when I sent it to you, I will process the refund, less original and return shipping costs, to your PayPal account within 3 business days. Buyers are responsible for all shipping costs, including tracking and insurance.

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