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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

         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: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF Download.

        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

        Recommended Fabrics

        Rayons, Silks, Cottons, Linen, Jersey, Fine Woollens. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level


        What You Will Receive

        If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.