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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

    Bust: 34” (86.4cm) Waist: 28” (71.1cm) Hips: 37” (94cm)

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    Fabric Amount Guide

    Fabric amounts vary between 2 1/2 yds (2.3 meters) and 4 yds (3.65 meters), depending on width of fabric and style. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners.

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    Sewing Notions

    What You Will Receive

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