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  • Two women wearing floor length night gowns. Left illustrates View B, right View A.
  • Line drawing of pattern pieces included in "Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Nightgown, Diamond Insert"
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Elegant Nightgown Pattern

    A beautiful timeless WWII Misses' Elegant Nightgown with a diamond Insert. The diamond shaped insert which joins the body and skirt at the centre front. The waist-line is seamed at sides and back. Fullness can be adjusted by a tie belt. This can be gathered above and below the shaped insert. It also gathers at the shoulder band front and back.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 34 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28”(71.2cm)
    Hip (7” below normal waist-line): 37” (94cm)

    Sleeve length (underarm): 17 ½” (44.5cm)
    See pattern envelope for back length and width at lower edge.

    Waist: 26” (66cm)
    Hip (7” below normal waist-line): 35” (89cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A – With Lace Inset and Shoulder Bands
    39”, 3 3/8 yds.
    35”, 3/8 yd.
    3/8” Footing for Armholes, 1 yd.
    1” Lace Edging, 2 ½ yds.
    2 ½” Footing for Lace
    Band Facing, ½ yds.

    VIEW B
    35”, 3 7/8 yds.
    39”, 3 3/8 yds.
    Length of nightgown at centre-back form natural neck-line (inches), 59” (149.9cm)
    Width at lower edge of nightgown in size 16 is 82 ¼” (about 2 ¼ yds.)

    No hem allowed.
    | Without nap or pile, or with design in both directions.
    Above requirements do not allow for shrinkage.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Lingerie Satin, Chiffon, Crepe, Batiste See our Fabric Partners

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    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 will include age related wear and tear!