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1940s Pattern, Long Sleeved Day Dress

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The 1940s / 1980s Picture Perfect Dress

Picture yourself in this attractive day dress 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 or three-quarter sleeves, and princess seams. Perfect for a World war 2 Weekend. 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; Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Recommended Fabrics: Printed rayon, Viscose, Cotton, Silk, Crepe, Tub silk, Jersey, Satin.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2.5 yds (2.3 metres) and 3 yds (2.7 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: 30" (76.2cm) Waist: 25" (63.5cm) Hips: 33" (83.82cm)

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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