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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        1940s/1980s Iconic War-time Dress

        War-time shirt-waister dress. Practical, demure, elegant and classy - all the hallmarks of the 1940s and of course the emulative 1980s, which we all love! The dress has yoked shirtwaist with set in sleeves, which can be short cap or 3/4 length. Iconic shoulder gathers and below knee length, gored skirt has front inverted pleat. Perfect for any occasion. 

        Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 30" (76.2cm)
        Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 33" (84cm)
        *Finished length from back of neck: 42” (106.7cm)
        Width at lower edge: 55” (139.7cm)
        *2” hem allowed.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A -
        39” Material (With or without nap), 3 ½ yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
        52” Material (Without nap), 2 ¾ yds.
        VIEW B – Striped Material
        35” Material (Without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 3 yds.
        VIEW B – Plain Material
        35” Material (Without nap), 3 yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 2 ¾ yds.

        9” Slide Fastener For Side Opening

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Rayon, Linen, Lawn, Viscose, Poplin. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full-scale pattern pieces