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  • 2 ladies one wearing a ful length housedress and the other a below the knee version, bith have shoulder yokes, shoulder tucks, button front, short sleeves, collar and tie belt
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Housedress

    MATERNITY DRESS OR HOUSE COAT. Dress or housecoat buttons in front below the shaped collar. Back has an inset belt, which forms tie belt in front, drawing in front fullness. Short sleeves are used. Dress may have a contrasting collar with lace edging.

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

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
    Hips: 37” (94cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Maternity Housecoat: 54 ½” (138.5cm)
    Maternity Dress: 43 ½” (110.5cm)
    ½” extra length allowed for Blousing.
    Width Around Lower Edge of,
    Maternity Housecoat: 91 ½” (232.5cm)
    Maternity Dress: 79 ½” (202cm)
    ½” TURN UP FOR HOUSECOAT – 2” TURN UP FOR DRESS

    Sewing Notions

    HOUSECOAT-HOUSEDRESS:--matching thread
    200 yds.; seam binding; triangular shoulder pads (optional) HOUSECOAT: 12 buttons (34" diam.). HOUSEDRESS:--10 buttons (3/4" diam.); 12" wide lace edging

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL REQUIRED
    WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
    NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
    MATERNITY DRESS
    35” material, 3 7/8 yds.
    39” material, 3 3/8 yds.
    41” material, 3 ¼ yds.
    CONTRASTING COLLAR
    35” lace, ¼ yd.
    ½” lace edging, 1 7/8 yds.
    MATERNITY HOUSECOAT
    35” Material, 4 7/8 yds.
    39” material, 4 ¼ yds.
    41” material, 4 1/8 yds.
    TRIANGULAR SHOULDER PADS – ¼ yd. of 35” muslin or use purchased pads.

    ¾” SEAMS – INDICATED BY SMALL *S.
    ½” IS ALLOWED ON OTHER EDGES UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED.

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    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    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.