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Dawn & Gill

    40s Rare French Tea Dress

    1940's fabulous, ultra rare misses pair of pretty tea dress frocks with puffed sleeves. Pretty tea dresses' for floral or plain fabric. Extremely rare, we have been unable to find another on any database.

    VERY IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ! This pattern is French and the instructions are written in French. Although they are basic instructions you may need to use Google Translate however you will have to fill in some gaps so suitable for an experienced dressmaker. Please see the cover photo for sizing for a size 42

    Size Guide

    Please see the cover photo for sizing for a 42
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm) Hips: Hip 38” (97cm)

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    Fabric Amount Guide

    Requires (2.75 meters) of 36" wide material (90cm wide), plus extra for collar and belt. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-poly-viscose. Please refer to pattern back image for more recommendations. See our Fabric Partners

    Sewing Notions

    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.