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  • Women wearing 'Scalloped Front Tea Dress'. Left, women wearing long sleeve (View 1) in grey. Right, women wearing short sleeve dress (View 2) in yellow.
  • Line drawings of back views of the dress. Left View 1, right View 2.
  • Line drawing of pattern pieces included in "1940s Pattern, Pretty Scalloped Front Tea Dress"
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      Dawn & Gill

        40s Tea Dress Pattern

        ONE-PIECE DRESS. The skirt and bodice are gathered at the waistline and the dress is finished with a front-button closing to the hip from which a pleat is released. Scallops outline the neck and front edge, Style I has three-quarter sleeves. Style II features lowered armholes and scallop-edged cap sleeves. Top-stitching may be used for trimming.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 30” (76.2cm)
        Waist: 25” (63.5cm)
        Hip: 33”(83.9cm)

        Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of:
        Dress, 42”(106.7cm)
        Width Around Lower Edge of:
        Dress, 68 ½”(174cm)

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE I AND II: - 2 spools of thread; Buttonhole Twist – for worked buttonholes and thread loops; 6 Buttons (3/4” diam.); Hook and Eye; Seam Binding – for hem and facings; Triangular Shoulder Pods. STYLE II: - Belt.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        FABRIC REQUIRED – WITHOUT NAP OR ONE WAY DESIGN
        NOTE: Additional fabric is required when: - not pre-shrunk – matching stripes – for nap fabrics and plaids – for extra seam allowance when fabric ravels.

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        STYLE I
        39” fabric, 3 ¼ yds.
        41” fabric, 3 ¼ yds.
        54” fabric, 2 ¼ yds.
        LINING FOR POCKET – (When 54” fabric is used) – 1/8 yd. of 35” fabric for all sizes.

        STYLE II
        35” fabric, 3 3/8 yds.
        39” fabric, 3 yds.
        41” fabric, 3 yds.

        STYLE I AND II
        SEAM BINDING FOR GUIDE, ¾ yd.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cottons, Linen, Gingham, Batiste, Cotton Broadcloth, Lightweight Wool. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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.