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Vintage 1940s Pattern, Detailed Dress

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40s Elegant Kimono Sleeve Dress

War-time Beautiful, elegant, detailed dress. Skirt has a sectional front panel and side front sections draped over shallow yoke. Skirt joins bodice at waistline. Bracelet length and short kimono sleeves. Deep 'V' neckline below built up neckline. Skirt has a sectional front panel and side front sections draped over shallow yoke. Skirt joins bodice at waistline. Bracelet length and short kimono sleeves. Deep 'V' neckline below built up neckline.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabrics: Crepe, Cotton, Satin. Please refer to pattern back image for more recommendations.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2 1/2 yds (2.3 meters) and 3 7/8 yds (3.55 meters), 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: 34” (86.4cm) Waist: 28” (71.1cm) Hips: 37” (94cm)

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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