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  • Model wearing 1940s teen-age skirt in daytime and ballerina lengths made from Simplicity 2609 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s teen-age skirt in daytime and ballerina lengths made from Simplicity 2609 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s teen-age skirt in daytime and ballerina lengths made from Simplicity 2609 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s teen-age skirt in daytime and ballerina lengths made from Simplicity 2609 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        40s Skirt Pattern

        The softly flared skirt is cut in four sections. In Style 1 and 2, an applied ruffle trims the lower edge. Style 1 is the ballerina length. Embroidered ruffling outlines the ruffle and a shaped waistband finishes the skirt. Styles 2 and 3 feature plain waistbands.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. 

        Size Guide

        Waist Sizes: 24” (61cm)
        Hip: 31” (78.7cm)
        Finished Length of
        Style 1: 30” (76.2cm)
        Style 2 or 3: 27 ½” (69.8cm)
        Width Around Lower Edge of
        Style 1: 103 ¼” (262.3cm)
        Style 2 or 3: 99” (251.5cm)
        2” TURN UP FOR HEM ON STYLE 2 OR 3

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE 1, 2 AND 3: - 2 spools of Thread; 7” Slide Fastener OR Snap Fastener for side opening; Hooks and Eyes. STYLE 2 AND 3: - Seam Binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        STYLE 1 BALLERINA LENGTH SKIRT
        35” fabric, 3 ½ yds.
        39” or 41” fabric, 3 ¼ yds.
        PURCHASED EMBROIDERED RUFFLING
        1 ½” wide, 3 yds.
        INTERFACING FOR WAISTBAND – 1/8 yd. of 35” muslin.
        STYLE 2 – SKIRT WITH RUFFLE
        35” fabric, 3 3/8 yds.
        39” fabric, 3 1/8 yds.
        54” fabric, 2 ¼ yds.
        STYLE 3 – SKIRT
        35” plaid or nap fabric, 2 5/8 yds.
        39” plaid or nap fabric, 2 ¼ yds.
        54” plaid or nap fabric, 1 ¾ yds.
        The above yardages do not include extra fabric for matching plaids.
        35” plain fabric, 2 ¼ yds.
        39” plain fabric, 2 yds.
        54” plain fabric, 1 ½ yds.

        5 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        Velveteen, corduroy, silk, wool or rayon crepe, spun rayon, shantung, faille, taffeta, pique, chambray, cotton broadcloth, foulard, seersucker, chintz, calico, linen, matelassé, satin, plaid fabric, gingham. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        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.

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