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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.