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Cover illustration of 2 ladies in nightresses
Back cover pattern plan

Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Nightgown & Lounge Suit

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Vintage Lounge Suit Pattern

1940's women's one or two-piece nightgown: In style 1, the midriff bodice is made with brief puffed sleeves and fastens with knotted tie ends. The two-piece skirt is gathered to side-buttoned waist band. In style 2, the heart shaped bodice and gathered skirt are joined with a pointed waist yoke, and the tie ends are joined at the side seams. Wide shoulder straps are gathered front and back.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF Download.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate sewing pattern skills

Recommended Fabrics: Rayon, Cotton, Lace, Chiffon, Cotton.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 3 yds (2.75 metres) and 3.7 yds (3.3 metres), depending on size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide

Bust 30” (76.2cm) Waist 24” (61cm) Hips 33” (83.82cm)

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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may 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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