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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)

    Finished back length from base of neck to hem:
    (Bust 32") Housecoat, 56"
    (Bust 34”) Housecoat, 56 1/2"
    (Bust 36”) Housecoat, 57"

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

    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.

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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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