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1940s Pattern, Pretty Scalloped Front Tea Dress

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40s Tea Dress Pattern

Imagine yourself in this vintage 1940’s pretty scalloped front tea dress reminiscent of WW2 . 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 1 has ¾ sleeves. Style 2 features lowered armholes and scallop edge capped sleeves. Top-stitching may be used for trimming.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate        

Recommended Fabrics: Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose, Linen.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2 1/4 yds (2.05 meters) and 3 3/8 yds (3.1 meters), depending on width of fabric and view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners

Size Guide

Bust: 30”/ 76.2cm Waist: 25”/ 63.5cm Hips: 33”/ 83.8cm

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.

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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