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      Dawn & Gill

        1940's Town Dress Pattern

        Dress buttoned in front and back has inverted pleat at center and extends over shoulder in yoke affect and joins gathered fronts. Neck is finished with collar which may be worn with the fronts opened to form revers or closed to the neck. Four-piece bias skirt is trimmed with pockets; pockets are optional. Short sleeves, dart fitted at top and lower edge turned up to form cuffs or long sleeves are provided.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
        Hip: 37” (94cm)

        Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
        Dress: 45” (114.3cm)
        WIDTH AROUND LOWER EDGE OF DRESS ABOUT 2 ¼ yds. for Size 16
        1 ½” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED

        Sewing Notions

        FIGURE I, II— 9"Slide fastener; 5 buttons (35 lines - 7/8” diam.); buttonhole twist; seam binding: shoulder pads; 1 spool matching thread (100 yds.: snap fasteners; hooks and eyes; shields. FIGURE I: belt. FIGURE II: prong-type buckle.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MATERIAL ALLOWED
        WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
        NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
        STYLE I
        35” (0.9 meters) material, 4 ¼ yds (3.9 meters)
        39” (1 meter) material, 4 yds (3.65 meters)
        54” (1.4 meters) material, 3 1/8 yds (2.9 meters)
        35” (90cm) lengthwise striped material, 4 5/8 yds (4.25 meters)
        A PURCHASED BELT MAY BE USED.
        STYLE II
        39” (1 meter) material, 4 3/8 yds (4 meters)
        54” (1.4 meters) material, 3 ¼ yds (3 meters)
        STYLE I AND II – 9” SLIDE FASTENER FOR SIDE OPENING OF DRESS.

        ¾” ALLOWED FOR UNDERARM SEAMS
        ½” ALLOWED FOR ALL OTHER EDGES

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        STYLE I AND II- Flat crepe, surah, flannel, sheer wool, wool jersey, canton crepe. STYLE I: Lengthwise striped cottons, linen, pique, shantung. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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.