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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        40s One Piece Dress

        ONE-PIECE DRESS: A shawl collar drapes the lowered V-neckline of the dart-fitted bodice. The flared skirt, cut in four sections, has gathers which concentrate the fullness in back. The belt may be purchased or made. In Style, 1, three-quarter sleeves are trimmed with cuffs. Style 2 has short sleeves, and Style 3 is sleeveless.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size:14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 32" (81.3cm)
        Waist: 26" (66cm)
        Hip: 33" (88.9cm)
        Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to hem of,
        Dress: 46 ½” (118.2cm)
        Width Around Lower Edge of,
        Dress: 76 ¼” (193.7cm)

        2” TURN UP FOR HEM

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE 1, 2 AND 3:-3 Spools of Thread; Belt (Optional); Buckle-prong-type (Optional); Seam Binding: 10" Slide Fastener OR Snap Fasteners and Hook and Eye for dress side opening STYLE 1 AND 2-Small Round Shoulder Pads.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - not pre-shrunk – matching stripes, nap materials and plaids – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
        If this garment is shortened 2”, it will require 1/8 yd. less fabric than yardage given for every size EXCEPT 54” fabric.
        STYLE 1
        39” or 41” fabric, 3 5/8 yds.
        54” fabric, 2 5/8 yds.
        STYLE 2
        35” fabric, 4 ¼ yds.
        39” or 41” fabric, 3 3/8 yds.
        STYLE 3
        35” fabrics, 4 yds.
        39” or 41” fabric, 3 ¼ yds.
        39” fabric with nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        STYLE 1, 2 OR 3
        INTERFACING FOR BELT (OPTIONAL) – 1/8 yd. of 35” fabric.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Silk, wool or rayon crepe, shantung, taffeta, satin, faille, wool or rayon jersey, velvet, chambray, cotton broadcloth, pique, lame, matelasse, surah, foulard, brocade. See our Fabric Partners

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        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.