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      Dawn & Gill

        1940s Sweetheart Dresses

        Such an elegant dress for any occasion! Bodice fullness is gathered into the shoulder yoke and shaped waistband of the easily made dress, which may have an eight paneled or gathered skirt, long or short sleeves.

        For a video tutorial on the making of this dress please click here

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

        Size Guide

        Bust: 32” (81.3 cm)
        Waist: 26” (66 cm)
        Hips: 35" (88.9 cm)

        Finished back Length from Neck to Hem: 44"(111.76cm)
        1/2"(1.27cm) (Turnings allowed on all Seams.

        Sewing Notions

        To complete garment you will need :- Matching Sewing Cotton or Silk. Hooks & Eyes.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Without Nap or up or down Design.
        Note - Additional material is required when matching Stripes and Checks.

        View A Long Sleeve, 36" Material, 3 3/8 yds.
        View A Short Sleeve, 36" Material, 3 yds.
        View A Long Sleeve, 54" Material, 2 1/4 yds.
        View B Long Sleeve, 36" Material, 3 3/8 yds.
        View B Long Sleeve, 36" Material, 3 yds.
        View B Long Sleeve, 54" Material, 2 yds.
        Finished Back Length from Neck to Hem: 44” (111.8cm)

        Width round lower edge of View A Size 36” is about 2 ¼ yds.
        Width round lower edge of View B Size 36” is about 2 yds.
        ½” Turnings are allowed on all seams.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Rayon, Silk, Cotton, Fine Wools, Wool Blends, See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level


        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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear. (Cover torn on original)