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  • Model wearing 1940s dress made from Economy Design E197 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        1940s Fit and Flare Dress

        NOTE – An easily made dress, with a roll collar, buttoned to the waist. Insertion or braid finishes the gathered skirt and sleeves. Embroidery could be worked as alternative to insertion or braid.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hips: 39” (99.1cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching Sewing Cotton or Silk, Buttons, Shoulder Pads

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Without Nap or up or down Design.
        Bust Sizes: 36” (91.4cm)
        36” Material,
        54” Material,
        Insertion or Braid 1 ½” Wide,
        1 ½” webbing for hem of dress if desired,
        Finished Length from Back of Neck to Hem,
        Width round lower edge of Skirt size 34” is about 3 yds.
        2” Hem allowed.
        ½” Turnings are allowed on all Seams.

        6 pieces pattern

        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)

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        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.