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Dawn & Gill

    40s Housecoat & Dress Pattern

    Simplicity 1252; ©1944; Unprinted Pattern. Misses' and Women's Two-Piece Dress: The top, slimly fitted with darts, buttons to the waistline and features a peplum with soft fullness. The slim skirt is seamed down the centre front and back and joined to a waistband. Style I is fashioned with a high neckline which hugs the neck. The sleeves are long. Style II has a V neckline and cap sleeves. A true vintage sewing pattern which does not appear to have been previously used and remains in factory folds. 

    Offered here as: the Original pattern.

    Size Guide


    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.1cm)
    Hip: 37” (94cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Lower Edge of
    Top: 21 1/8” (53.7cm)
    Finished Length from waist (including waistband) to Hem of
    Skirt: 28” (71.2cm)
    Width Around Lower Edge of
    Skirt: 56 3/8” (135.6cm)
    2” TURN UP FOR HEM ON SKIRT

    Sewing Notions

    Thread – 150 yds. matching BUTTONHOLE TWIST. SEAM BINDING. TRIANGULAR SHOULDER PADS – (Optional). SKIRT SIDE OPENING – slide fastener and hooks and eyes OR snap fasteners and hooks and eyes. LONG SLEEVE OPENING STYLE I – snap fasteners. FRONT OPENING – 4 buttons (1” diam.) Style I; 3 buttons (1” diam.) Style II.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL REQUIRED – WITHOUT NAP OR ONE WAY DESIGN UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
    NOTE: - Additional material is required when: - not pre-shrunk – matching stripes, nap materials and plaids – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.
    If this garment is shortened 2” it will require 1/8 yd. less fabric than yardage given for every size/
    STYLE I – WITH LONG SLEEVES
    35” material with nap, 4 yds.
    39” material, 3 ½ yds.
    41” material, 3 ¼ yds.
    54” material, 2 ½ yds.
    STYLE II – WITH CAP SLEEVES
    35” material, 3 ½ yds.
    39” material, 3 yds.
    41” material, 2 7/8 yds.
    STYLE I OR II
    NON – SEPARABLE SLIDE FASTENER (OPTIONAL) – 7” for side opening of skirt.
    TRAINGLE SHAPED SHOULDER PADS – ¼ yd. of 35” muslin or use purchased pads.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Wool, Cotton, Lawn, Poplin, Chambray, Velvet See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    What You Will Receive

    You will receive the original pattern, a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.