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  • Model wearing 1960s proportioned dress made from McCall’s 6853 pattern
  • Model wearing 1960s proportioned dress made from McCall’s 6853 pattern
  • Model wearing 1960s proportioned dress made from McCall’s 6853 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        40's Off the Shoulder Midi with Straps

        A 1940s off the shoulder Midi dress is available in two styles. Each style has straps to keep the shoulder piece from slipping and available in two styles with either a ruffle to the bottom hem or a straight hem. A sure winner to bring on glamour and bouts of nostalgia and memories of a revolutionary decade.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 18
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 39” (99.1cm)
        Finished length from natural waistline: 27 ¾” (70.5cm)
        Width at lower edge, about: 1 7/8” (4.8cm)

        *2” hem allowed

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Vintage Size: 18
        VIEW A – Striped or Plain Material
        35” Material (Without nap), 4 ¼ yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 4 yds.
        VIEW B –
        35” Material (Without nap), 3 yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 2 7/8 yds.
        Eyelet Embroidery Edging – 4 ½” wide, 3 ¼ yds.
        VIEW C
        35” Material (Without nap), 3 ¾ yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 3 ½ yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
        9” Slide Fastener For Side Opening

        5/8” seam is allowed on all seam edges unless otherwise specified on pattern.

        14 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)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cotton, linen, taffeta, pique, rayon and silk shantung, rayon or wool jersey, light-weight woolens. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level


        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.