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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        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

        Imperial to Metric Conversion Guide

        Yards to Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛ yard   11.4cm
        ¼ yard   22.9cm
        ⅓ yard  30.5cm
        ⅜ yard  34.3cm
        ½ yard  45.7cm
        ⅝ yard   57.2cm
        ⅔ yard   61cm
        ¾ yard   68.6cm
        1 yard   91.4cm
        1¼ yard   114.3cm
        1½ yard   137.2cm
        1¾ yard   160cm
        2 yards   182.9cm
        2¼ yards   205.7cm
        2½ yards   228.6cm
        2¾ yards   251.5cm
        3 yards   274.3cm
        3½ yards   320cm
         4 yards  365.8cm

         Inches to Millimeters/Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛" 3mm
         ¼" 6mm
         ⅓" 8mm
         ⅜" 10mm 
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ⅔" 17mm
         ¾" 19mm
         1" 2.5cm 
         1¼" 3.2cm 
         1½" 3.8cm 
         1¾" 4.4cm 
         2" 5.1cm 
         2¼" 5.7cm 
         2½" 6.4cm 
         2¾" 7.0cm 
         3" 7.6cm 
         3¼" 8.25cm
         3½" 8.9cm
         4" 10.2cm 
         4½" 11.4cm
         5" 12.7cm
         5½" 14cm 
         6" 15.2cm 
         7" 17.8cm 
         8" 20.3cm 
         9" 22.9cm 
         10" 25.4cm 
         11" 28cm 
         12" 30.5cm 

        Roll Width (Inches to Centimeters)

        Imperial Centimeters
        35"  88.9cm 
        36" 91.44cm 
        38" 96.52cm 
        39" 99.06cm 
        42"   106.68cm
        48" 121.92cm 
        54"  137.16cm

        Seam Allowances

        Imperial Metric
        ¼" 6mm
        ⅜" 10mm
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ¾" 19mm

        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.