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  • Women wearing long robes. Left, Style C, back view, long sleeved robe.. Middle, Style B, short sleeved robe with folded lapel collar. Right, Style A, short sleeved robe with square neck trimmed with lace.
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Housecoat, Robe, Gown"
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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage House Dress Pattern

    Housecoat: Fitted Bodice. Four-Gore Skirt. 9 Pieces. Smooth bodice tops a swirling skirt. Long slide fastener down the front. Frilly edging lends a decorous touch to the low neckline in (A and C). Frills, too, on the three-quarter sleeves (C). Short sleeves (A and B).

    The instructions are simple and illustrated suitable for anyone relatively new to dressmaking.

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 46” (117cm)
    Waist: 40" (106cm)
    Hips: 49” (124cm)

    Finished length from back of neck to lower edge – 1” turn-up, 62.5” (158.8cm)

    Sewing Notions

    ½” Ribbon Seam Binding: View A & B About 4 ¾ yds.; View C 3 ¾ yds.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEWS A & B
    35” Fabric (Without Nap), 6 ½ yds.
    39” Fabric (Without Nap), 5 7/8 yds.
    42” Fabric (Without Nap), 5 ½ yds.
    54” Fabric (Without Nap), 4 1/8 yds.

    VIEW A
    1 ¾” Eyelet Ruffling, 1 1/8 yds.

    VIEW C
    39” Fabric (Without Nap), 5 7/8 yds.
    54” Fabric (Without Nap), 4 1/8 yds.
    1 ¾” Eyelet Ruffling, 1 7/8 yds.
    Note: This design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripe or weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage. Lower Edge Measurement: Size 16” – 120” (40.7cm – 304.9cm)

    20” SLIDE FASTENER FOR FRONT OPENING.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cottons, Taffeta, Crepe, Faille, Lightweight Wool, Cotton Flannel. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    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.