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      Dawn & Gill

        40s Tailored Dress Pattern

        This 1940's beautifully tailored women's dress featuring shoulder yoke, sleeves in two lengths, belt with tabs, collar, button closure, and bodice tucks.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 30" (76.2 cm)
        Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 33" (83.8cm)
        Length at center-back, 2” HEM allowed: 42” (106.7cm)
        Width at lower edge, about: 2 yds.

        Sewing Notions

        Buttons, Zipper for placket, Buckle, Snaps for long sleeves 100 yd. Spool of thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1, Short-sleeve Dress
        35” Material (without nap), 3 5/8 yds.
        39” Material without nap), 3 3/8 yds.
        View 1 or 2, Slide Fastener for Placket, 10”
        Allow ¼ yd. additional for matching narrow or medium stripes
        View 2, Long-sleeve Dress
        35” Material (without nap), 4 yds.
        39” Material (without nap), 3 ¾ yds.
        54” Material (without nap), 3 yds.


        Recommended Fabrics

        Percale, Gingham, Spun rayon stripe, Striped silk or wool, Thin wool, Wool crepe. See our Fabric Partners

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        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.