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1940s Pattern, Women's Tailored Town Dress

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Town Dress Pattern

1940's fabulous tailored dress for town wear, this tailored dress buttoned in front and back has inverted pleat at centre and extends over shoulder in yoke effect and joins gathered fronts. Neck is finished with collar which may be worn with the fronts opened to from revers or closed to the neck. Four piece bias skirt is trimmed with pockets; pockets are optional. Short sleeves, dart fitted at top and lower edge turned up to form cuffs or long sleeves are provided

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate        

Recommended Fabrics: Crepe, Cotton, Crepe, Linen, Silk, Flannel.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary 3 1/4 yds (3 meters) and 4 5/8 yds (4.25 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: 34”/ 86.5cm Waist: 28”/ 71.1cm Hips: 37”/ 94cm

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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