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Instructions to assemble 1940s tea dress pattern
Instructions to assemble 1940s tea dress pattern

1940's French Pattern, Two Pretty Frocks, Tea Dress

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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 42.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

Sewing Skill Level: Experienced

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose. Please refer to pattern back image for more recommendations.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts, depending on width of fabric and style. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

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

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women

Sizes 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″

Men

Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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