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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        1940s Retro Classic Tea Dress

        Tea Dresses aren't just for tea-time dressing! This delightful tea dress can be styled up or down.  Team it with a biker jacket , chunky trainers and off you go for that bold day-time look!  Sooo feminine with colourful prints and blooming florals. With buttoned yoke comprising of a bodice with round neckline, has front and back yoke and sleeves cut in one, fitted to full skirt with tucks. Left side features opening and back-buttoned yoke. A wonderful, versatile staple to any wardrobe.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34" (86.4cm)
        Waist: 28" (71.1cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 37" (94cm)
        Finished length from back of neck: 49” (124.5cm)
        (2” hem allowed)
        Width at lower edge, about: 3 1/8 yds.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A -
        35” Lengthwise Striped or Plain Material, 4 5/8 yds
        39” Lengthwise Striped or Plain Material, 4.25 yds
        VIEW B -
        39” Material (Without nap), 4 3/4yds
        42” Material (Without nap), 4 1/2yds
        52” Material (Without nap), 3 5/8yds

        10” Dress Placket Slide Fastener For Side Opening

        IMPORTANT 5/8” is allowed on seam-edges unless otherwise specified on pattern. Seams are indicated by broken lines: cutting lines by continuous double lines. A narrow margin surrounds each pattern piece, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut pattern and material together through white center of double line. The margin falls away as you cut through pattern and material. Every mark is important so before removing the pattern from the material, mark carefully with tracing wheel, tailor's chalk or thread markings.

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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.