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1940s Pattern Classic Tea Dress 'Easy to Make'

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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.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate 

Recommended Fabrics Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 3.6 yds (3.3 metres) and 4.6 yds (4.2 metres), depending on size and views. 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 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.

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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