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  • 1950s Vintage Pattern, 'Biddy' House Dress, Housecoat, Dressing Gown PDF Download - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
  • 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: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

        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.

        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

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

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