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Women wearing 1940s robes
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Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Housecoat, Robe, Gown

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Vintage House Dress Pattern

Frilly edging lends a decorous touch to the low neckline in (A and C). Frills, too, on the three-quarter sleeves (C). Short sleeves (A and B). The instructions are simple and illustrated suitable for anyone relatively new to dressmaking.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download. 

Difficulty Level: Intermediate 

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Taffeta, Crepe, Lightweight wool, Flannel.

Fabric Amount GuidelineFabric amounts vary, depending on size, width of fabric and view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners

Size Guide

Bust: 46” (117cm) Waist: 40" (106cm) Hips: 49” (124cm)

What You Will Receive 

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. 

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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