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1940s Pattern, Women's Tea Dress, Accessory Set

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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.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate        

Recommended Fabrics: Crepe, Silk, Velveteen, Rayon, Cotton, Taffeta, Linen. Please see the pattern back image for more recommendations.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary, 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: 30”/ 76.2cm Waist: 26”/ 66cm Hips: 33”/ 83.9cm

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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