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1940s / 50s Pattern, Tea Dress 'Easy to Sew' - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company

1940s / 50s Pattern, Tea Dress 'Easy to Sew'

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1950s Dancing in the Diner, Rockabilly Shirt Dress

A gem of a dress for this era! We just love love love this dress! An easily made dress with a roll collar buttoned to the waist. Skirt and sleeves could be finished with braid or embroidery if desired. An extremely rare sewing pattern that will take you from daytime to night-time. Just pull-on your jacket, lace up your sneakers, and off you go or pull on your gloves, lace up your shoes and you are ready for that special occasion. A very versatile indeed.

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

Sewing Skill Level: Beginner

Recommended Fabrics: Rayon, Silks, Cottons, Linen, Jersey, Fine Wool.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary, 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

Bust: 36" (91.4cm) Waist: 30" (76.2cm) Hips: 39" (99.1cm)

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
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
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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