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  • Women wearing housecoats. Left, ankle length, long sleeve robe in mustard yellow, featuring a ruffle trim on the collar edge. Right, knee length, short sleeve robe, in white fabric featuring a red and green abstract pattern.
  • Woman wearing dress
  • Line drawing of dresses
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        40s Housecoat & Dress

        Soft tucks ease the front shoulders and the neckline may be finishes with a frilled or pointed collar. Fullness falls from the gathered skirt front and slim darts fit the back. The skirt and bodice are joined to an inset belt. Convenient side pockets a e stitched to skirt in Style Il. Choose three-quarter length or short sleeves.

        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: 26 ½” (67.3cm)
        Hip: 35” (89cm)

        Finished Back Length from BOSE of Neck to Hem of:
        Housecoat: 53 5/8” (136.3cm)
        Coat: 42 ½” (108cm)
        curd Lower Edge of:
        Housecoat: 74 ¾” (189.9cm)
        Dress: 66”(167.7cm)

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE I-II – Snap fasteners, triangular shoulder pads, (optional); matching thread 200 yds. STYLE II – 5 buttons (1 ¾” diam.); seam binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        NOTE: - Additional fabric is required when: - Not pre-shrunk – matching stripes – for nap fabrics – for extra seam allowance when fabric ravels.
        If this garment is shortened 2”, it will require 1/8 yd. less fabric than yardage given for every size.

        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        35” material, 4 ¾ yds.
        39” material, 4 1/8 yds.

        35” material, 3 ½ yds.
        39” material, 3 ¼ yds.

        STYLE I OR II
        TRIANGLE SHAPE SHOULDER PADS – ¼ yd. of 35”

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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 re-sealable 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!