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  • 2 ladies one wearing a ful length housedress and the other a below the knee version, bith have shoulder yokes, shoulder tucks, button front, short sleeves, collar and tie belt
  • Lady wearing a peach maternity dress
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Housedress

    MATERNITY DRESS OR HOUSE COAT. Dress or housecoat buttons in front below the shaped collar. Back has an inset belt, which forms tie belt in front, drawing in front fullness. Short sleeves are used. Dress may have a contrasting collar with lace edging.

    Offered here as; Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
    Hips: 37” (94cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Maternity Housecoat: 54 ½” (138.5cm)
    Maternity Dress: 43 ½” (110.5cm)
    ½” extra length allowed for Blousing.
    Width Around Lower Edge of,
    Maternity Housecoat: 91 ½” (232.5cm)
    Maternity Dress: 79 ½” (202cm)
    ½” TURN UP FOR HOUSECOAT – 2” TURN UP FOR DRESS

    Sewing Notions

    HOUSECOAT-HOUSEDRESS:--matching thread
    200 yds.; seam binding; triangular shoulder pads (optional) HOUSECOAT: 12 buttons (34" diam.). HOUSEDRESS:--10 buttons (3/4" diam.); 12" wide lace edging

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL REQUIRED
    WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
    NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
    Size: 16 (Vintage size)

    MATERNITY DRESS (short version)
    35” material, 3 7/8 yds.
    39” material, 3 3/8 yds.
    41” material, 3 ¼ yds.
    CONTRASTING COLLAR
    35” lace, ¼ yd.
    ½” lace edging, 1 7/8 yds.
    MATERNITY HOUSECOAT (long version)
    35” Material, 4 7/8 yds.
    39” material, 4 ¼ yds.
    41” material, 4 1/8 yds.
    TRIANGULAR SHOULDER PADS – ¼ yd. of 35” muslin or use purchased pads.

    ¾” SEAMS – INDICATED BY SMALL *S.
    ½” IS ALLOWED ON OTHER EDGES UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED.


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    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.