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  • Women wearing nightgowns. Left, sleeveless and collarless, made in white material with floral pattern. Middle, long sleeved with lapel collar, made in blue material. Right, smaller image, long sleeve with lapels, trimmed with lace, made in yellow.
  • Woman wearing nightgown
  • woman wearing house dress
  • Line drawing of back views of nightgowns.
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "1940s Pattern, Women's Nightgown, Various Styles"
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Dressing/Nightgown

    WOMEN'S NIGHTGOWN. The V-shaped neckline may be collarless or finished with revers. Style 1 is sleeveless. Style II is made with long sleeves gathered to wristbands. Dart seams release gathers above the waistline and a ribbon belt adjusts the fullness.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 34 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
    Hip: 37” (94cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of,
    Night Gown: 52 ½” (133.4cm)
    Width Around Lower edge of,
    Night Gown: 66 ¾” (169.6cm)
    Sleeve Circumference: 14” (35.6cm)

    ½” TURN UP FOR HEM

    Sewing Notions

    Thread 100 yds.; snap fasteners – Style II Long Sleeve; buttons – Style II – 6 (3/8” diam.); Braid – Style II button loops – optional; ½” wide lace edging

    Fabric Amount Guide

    MATERIAL REQUIRED – WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
    NOTE: Additional fabric is required when: - not pre-shrunk – matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when fabric ravels.
    If this garment is shortened 2”, it will require 1/8 yd. less fabric than yardage given for every size.
    STYLE I – SLEEVELESS NIGHT GOWN
    35” material, 3 1/8 yds.
    39” material, 3 1/8 yds.
    50” material, 2 5/8 yds.
    LACE EDGING
    ½” width, 3 yds.
    STYLE II – NIGHTGOWN WITH LONG SLEEVES
    35” material, 3 7/8 yds.
    39” material, 3 ¾ yds.
    50” Material, 2 7/8 yds.
    LACE EDGING
    ½” width, 2 ¼ yds.
    SLEEVE STIFFENING – 1/8 yd. of 39” taffeta or 44” organdy
    STYLE I OR II
    TIE BELTS – 2 yds. of 7/8” wide ribbon.

    ¾” SEAMS – INDICATED BY SMALL *s
    ½” IS ALLOWED ON OTHER EDGES UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED.

    Additional material is required when – not pre shrunk – matching stripes – for extra seam allowance when material ravels.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Chiffon, Georgette, Silk Georgette, Crepe, Organza’s, Poly-viscose blended. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner/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.