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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.