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  • Biddy housecoat made and modelled alongside original illustration
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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage House Dress Pattern

    Housecoat with a double- breasted bodice, fitted with darts, is styled with large collar. The softly pleated skirt joins the bodice at the natural waistline. Style 1 has long sleeves, trimmed with wide cuffs. In style 2, embroidered edging accents the collar and cuffs of the short sleeves

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

    Size Guide

    Bust 32" (81.3cm)
    Waist 26" (66cm)
    Hips 35" (88.9cm)

    Bust 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist 28” (71.2cm)
    Hips 37” (94cm)

    Bust 36" (91.5cm)
    Waist 30" (76.2cm)
    Hips 39" (99cm)

    Bust 38" (96.5cm)
    Waist 32" (81.3cm)
    Hips 41" (104cm)

    Finished back length from base of neck to hem:
    (Bust 32") Housecoat, 56"
    (Bust 34”) Housecoat, 56 1/2"
    (Bust 36”) Housecoat, 57"
    (Bust 38") Housecoat, 57 1/2"
    Width around lower edge:
    (Bust 32") Housecoat, 98 1/2"
    (Bust 34”) Housecoat, 100 1/2"
    (Bust 36”) Housecoat, 103"
    (Bust 38") Housecoat, 105”

    1 1/2" Turn up for for hem.

    Sewing Notions

    STYLE 1 AND 2:- 3 Spools of Thread; 4 Buttons; Triangular Shoulder Pads; Seam Binding; Snap Fastener.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    WITHOUT NAP OR ONE WAY DESIGN UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

    Size 32"
    STYLE 1 - WITH LONG SLEEVES
    35" Fabric with nap, 5 7/8 yds.
    35" Fabric, 6 1/8 yds.
    35" Fabric with nap, 5 3/8 yds.
    39" Fabric with nap, 5 1/4 yds.
    41" Fabric with nap, 3 3/4 yds.
    35" or 39" Lining for facings, collar & cuffs, 1/2 yds.
    35" thin muslin, 1/2 yds.

    STYLE 2 - WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" fabric, 5 3/4 yds.
    39" fabric, 5 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar, 35" thin muslin, 3/8 yds.
    Embroidered Edging, 1 5/8 yds. 3 7/8

    Size 34"
    STYLE 1 - WITH LONG SLEEVES
    35" Fabric with nap, 6 1/8 yds.
    35" Fabric, 6 1/2 yds.
    35" Fabric with nap, 5 7/8 yds.
    39" Fabric with nap, 5 5/4 yds.
    41" Fabric with nap, 4 1/8 yds.
    35" or 39" Lining for facings, collar & cuffs, 1/2 yds.
    35" thin muslin, 1/2 yds.

    STYLE 2 - WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" fabric, 6 1/8 yds.
    39" fabric, 5 5/8 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar, 35" thin muslin, 3/8 yds.
    Embroidered Edging, 1 5/8 wide, yds. 3 7/8

    Size 36":
    STYLE 1 - WITH LONG SLEEVES,
    35" Fabric with nap, 6 1/2 yds.
    35" Fabric, 6 3/4 yds.
    35" Fabric with nap, 6 1/4 yds.
    39" Fabric with nap, 5 7/8 yds.
    41" Fabric with nap, 4 3/8 yds.
    35" or 39" Lining for facings, collar & cuffs, 5/8 yds.
    35" thin muslin, 5/8 yds.

    STYLE 2 - WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" fabric, 6 1/8 yds.
    39" fabric, 5 5/8 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar, 35" thin muslin, 3/8 yds.
    Embroidered Edging, 1 5/8 wide, yds. 4 1/8

    Size 38":
    STYLE 1 - WITH LONG SLEEVES,
    35" Fabric with nap, 6 5/8 yds.
    35" Fabric, 7 yds.
    35" Fabric with nap, 6 1/2 yds.
    39" Fabric with nap, 6 1/4 yds.
    41" Fabric with nap, 4 1/2 yds.
    35" or 39" Lining for facings, collar & cuffs, 5/8 yds.
    35" thin muslin, 5/8 yds.

    STYLE 2 - WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" fabric, 6 3/8 yds.
    39" fabric, 5 7/8 yds.
    41” fabric, 5 5/8 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar, 35" thin muslin, 5/8 yds.
    Embroidered Edging, 1 5/8 wide, yds. 4 1/2

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    Skill Level

    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 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!

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