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Dawn & Gill

    1940's Town Dress Pattern

    Dress buttoned in front and back has inverted pleat at center and extends over shoulder in yoke affect and joins gathered fronts. Neck is finished with collar which may be worn with the fronts opened to form 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.

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
    Hip: 37” (94cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Dress: 45” (114.3cm)
    WIDTH AROUND LOWER EDGE OF DRESS ABOUT 2 ¼ yds. for Size 16
    1 ½” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED

    Sewing Notions

    FIGURE I, II— 9"Slide fastener; 5 buttons (35 lines - 7/8” diam.); buttonhole twist; seam binding: shoulder pads; 1 spool matching thread (100 yds.: snap fasteners; hooks and eyes; shields. FIGURE I: belt. FIGURE II: prong-type buckle.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL ALLOWED
    WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
    NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - material is not pre-shrunk - for matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
    STYLE I
    35” (0.9 meters) material, 4 ¼ yds (3.9 meters)
    39” (1 meter) material, 4 yds (3.65 meters)
    54” (1.4 meters) material, 3 1/8 yds (2.9 meters)
    35” (90cm) lengthwise striped material, 4 5/8 yds (4.25 meters)
    A PURCHASED BELT MAY BE USED.
    STYLE II
    39” (1 meter) material, 4 3/8 yds (4 meters)
    54” (1.4 meters) material, 3 ¼ yds (3 meters)
    STYLE I AND II – 9” SLIDE FASTENER FOR SIDE OPENING OF DRESS.

    ¾” ALLOWED FOR UNDERARM SEAMS
    ½” ALLOWED FOR ALL OTHER EDGES

    Recommended Fabrics

    STYLE I AND II- Flat crepe, surah, flannel, sheer wool, wool jersey, canton crepe. STYLE I: Lengthwise striped cottons, linen, pique, shantung. 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 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.