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  • 1940s Day Dress - pattern pieces
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        The 1940s / 1980s Picture Perfect Dress

        Picture yourself in this attractive day dress in three styles, echoing the 1940’s and of course which the 1980s style came from. Perfect for day and workwear wear; mix with matching contrasting fabrics to give you the uniqueness you deserve! The dress features a button neck opening and side zip fastening, dart fitted, welt pocket s in front seams with either long sleeves with cuffs, three-quarter sleeves or short sleeves. Perfect for adding a touch of modern, with a short jacket and sneakers or even add a hat for a wedding.  Very versatile indeed!

        Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 30" (76.2cm)
        Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 33" (83.82cm)
        *Finished length from back of neck: 42” (106.7cm)
        Width at lower edge: 54” (137.2cm)

        *2” hem allowed.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, 9” Slide Fastener For Side Opening

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MATERIAL REQUIRED
        VIEW A -
        39” Material (With or without nap), 3 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        52” Material (Without nap), 2 1/8 yds.
        VIEW B -
        39” Material (With or without nap), 3 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        52” Material (Without nap), 2 1/8 yds.
        VIEW C -
        35” Material (Without nap), 2 7/8 yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 2 ½ yds.

        9” Slide Fastener For Side Opening

        Recommended Fabrics

        Printed rayon, Viscose, Cotton, Silk, Crepe, Tub silk, Jersey, Satin. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner

        What You Will Receive

        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full scale pattern pieces.