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      Dawn & Gill

        40s Stylish Street Dress

        This is a 1940's fabulous women's stylish street dress. It is a calf length, long line fitted dress with pockets, yoke detail and a choice of sleeve lengths with cuff detail and button closure.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34" (86.4cm)
        Waist: 28" (71.1cm)

        *Hip (7” below natural waistline): 37" (94cm)
        Finished length from back of neck: 49” 1(124.5cm)
        (2” hem allowed)
        Width of lower edge, about: 1 5/8 yds.
        *If your hip is larger, adjust pattern

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MATERIAL REQUIRED
        VIEW A –
        39” Material (With or without nap), 4 1/8 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 3 ¾ yds.
        52” Material (Without nap), 3 yds.
        Interfacing for Collar
        25” Lightweight Hair Canvas Or 27” Cambric, 1/8 yd.

        VIEW B -
        39” Material (Without nap), 3 7/8 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 3 3/8 yds.
        52” Material (Without nap), 2 7/8 yds.

        VIEW C -
        Material (Without nap), 4 1/8 yds.
        Material (Without nap), 3 5/8 yds.

        VIEW B or C -
        Interfacing for collar
        25” Lightweight Hair Canvas Or 27” Cambric, 5/8 yd.

        IMPORTANT 5/8” is allowed on seam-edges unless otherwise specified on pattern. Seams are indicated by broken lines: cutting lines by continuous double lines. A narrow margin surrounds each pattern piece, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut pattern and material together through white center of double line. The margin falls away as you cut through pattern and material. Every mark is important so before removing the pattern from the material, mark carefully with tracing wheel, tailor's chalk or thread markings.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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        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.