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Dawn & Gill

    40s Tea Dress & Accessories

    1940's fabulous dress & accessory set dating back to 1949: dress and accessory set. The fitted bodice is joined to a smoothly flared, 8 gore skirt. The heart-shaped neckline may be plain, trimmed with clips or flatteringly edged with frills and a bow. Add a vestee of contrasting material trimmed with a ribbon bow for less formal occasions. Extra belts focus attention on tiny waistlines. A sash, held in shape with feather boning or a wide corset girdle, is snugly laced in front.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Bust: 30” (76.2cm)
    Waist: 26” (66cm)
    Hips: 33” (83.9cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Dress: 44 ½” (113.1cm)
    WIDTH AROUND LOWER EDGE OF DRESS ABOUT 3 ½ yds. for size 16
    1 ½” (FINISHED) HEM ALLOWED

    Sewing Notions

    NOTIONS Slide fastener; seam binding: 1 ¼” width (No. 7) ribbon (optional); 1 ½” width (No. 2) rib bon; 1 " width frilling (option al), OR, 2 ornamental clips optional); feather boning for sash; 2 spools matching thread (100 yds., each); 1 spool contrast 50 yds.); snap fasteners; hooks and eyes; shields.

    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.
    DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39” material, 4 1/8 yds.
    54” material, 2 ¾ yds.
    CONTRASTING GIRDLE – 3/8 yd. of 35” velveteen 35” or 39” material.
    GIRDLE INTERFACING – 1 yd. of 24” canvas or ¼ yd. of 35” muslin.
    LACING FOR GIRDLE – 1 yd. of ½” width ribbon (No. 2).
    DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35” material, 4 ¼ yds.
    39” material, 3 ¾ yds.
    CONTRASTING COLLAR AND VESTEE – 5/8 yd. of 35” material or ½ yd. of 39” material.
    RIBBON BOW FOR VESTEE – ½ yd. of ½” width ribbon (No. 2).
    FABRIC SASH – 5/8 yd. of 39” material
    RIBBON SASH
    6” width, 2 3/8 yds.
    FEATHER BONING FOR SASH – 3/8 yd.
    BOW FOR NECK EDGE WITH FRILLING – ¾ yd. of 1 ¼” width ribbon (No. 7).
    PURCHASED FRILLING
    1 ½” width, 5/8 yd.
    DRESS WITH LONG OR SHORT SLEEVES
    SLEEVE STIFFENING
    39” taffeta or 44” organdy, ¼ yd.
    9” SLIDE FASTENER IS USED FOR SIDE OPENING.

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

    Recommended Fabrics

    SUGGESTED FABRICS DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES - Plain or Printed: Flat crepe, novelty silks, moss crepe, cotton crepe, spun rayons, sheer wool, wool jersey. GIRDLE: Velveteen, linen, pique, bengaline.
    DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVES - Plain or Printed: Cottons, spun rayons, flat crepe, novelty silks, moss crepe, canton crepe. COLLAR AND VESTEE: Pique, line, silk crepe, bengaline, SASH: Taffeta, silk crepe.
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    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.