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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

        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

        MATERIAL REQUIRED
        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.

        ½” ALLOWED FOR ALL SEAMS

        Recommended Fabrics

        Percale, Gingham, Spun rayon stripe, Striped silk or wool, Thin wool, Wool crepe. 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 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.