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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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        Cottons, Velvets, Satins, Silks, Poplin, Calico, Velour. See our Fabric Partners

        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.