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Instructions to assemble 1940s tea dress pattern
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PDF - 1940's French Pattern, Two Pretty Frocks, Tea Dress - Instantly Print at Home

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40s Rare French Tea Dress

1940's fabulous, ultra rare misses pair of pretty tea dress frocks with puffed sleeves. Pretty tea dresses' for floral or plain fabric. Extremely rare, we have been unable to find another on any database.

VERY IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ! This pattern is French and the instructions are written in French. Although they are basic instructions you may need to use Google Translate however you will have to fill in some gaps so suitable for an experienced dressmaker. Please see the cover photo for sizing for a 42.

Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose. Please refer to pattern back image for more recommendations.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Requires (2.75 meters) of 36" wide material (90cm wide), plus extra for collar and belt. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide
Please see the cover photo for sizing for a 42

Bust: 34” (86.4cm) Hips: Hip 38” (97cm)

What You Will Receive
After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size, full scale pattern pieces.

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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