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Vintage 1940s Pattern, Long Sleeved Day Dress PDF Download

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

Difficulty Level: Beginners sewing pattern skills

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

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
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.

 

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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