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Dawn & Gill

    Chic 40s Tea Dress Pattern

    You'll be in the height of fashion when you make your appearance in this charming dress. Stitching at yoke and a gathered bodice adds chic. Dress features a flared back skirt and detachable bustle. Long or short sleeves may be used.

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

    Size Guide

    Size: 14 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
    Waist: 27” (68.6cm)
    Hip: 35” (88.9cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Dress: 44 ½” (113.1cm)
    WIDTH AROUND LOWER EDGE OF DRESS ABOUT: 2 1/8 yds.; Size 16.
    2” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED

    Sewing Notions

    Slide fasteners (see yardage); 6 buttons (15 lines diam.) belt or prong-type buckle; ornamental clip: 2 spools thread (100 yds. each); 1 spool contrast 150 yds.); snap fasteners; hooks and eyes; shields.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL ALLOWED
    WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
    NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
    STYLE I
    DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39” material, 4 3/8 yds.
    54” material, 3 1/8 yds.
    DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35” material, 4 ¼ yds.
    39” material, 4 1/8 yds.
    STYLE II
    DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39” material, 3 ¾ yds.
    DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35” material, 3 ½ yds.
    39” material, 3 3/8 yds.
    A PURCHASED BELT MAY BE USED
    STYLE I AND II
    SLEEVE STIFFENING – ¼ yd. of 39” taffeta or 44” organdy.
    9” SLIDE FASTENER USED FOR PLACKET.

    ¾” ALLOWED FOR UNDERARM SEAMS
    ½” ALLOWED FOR ALL OTHER EDGES

    Recommended Fabrics

    DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES Faille silk, moire, taffeta, printed silk, moss crepe, sheer wool. DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES: Printed cottons, lawn, flat crepe, triple sheers, moss crepe, printed silk, taffeta, moire, faille silk. STYLE II DRESS WITH LONG OR SHORT SLEEVES –Faille silk, moire, taffeta, printed silk, moss crepe, triple sheers, fiat crepe. DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES ONLY Printed cottons, lawn. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.