WOMEN’S COATDRESS. Simple functional line to wear day after day in this one-piece coat dress. Take note of the notched revers collar and the interesting yoke detail in the blouse. Sleeves are short or wrist length; darts shown on sleeves in view B
All unprinted pattern pieces & instructions are included, factory folded. Pattern envelope is in reasonable vintage condition.
From the Butterick History "In 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war, which was immediately done. World War II consumed vast amounts of domestic resources and, as time went on, had a deep effect on the pattern industry. Prompted by the need to save material for uniforms and other wartime equipment, the War Production Board in Washington evolved a comprehensive plan for limited yardage in clothing. The home sewing industry formed a committee, headed by Butterick's President Leonard Tingle, and negotiated with the government to keep restrictions to a workable limit. The committee did a fine job; and although the home sewing industry could not be classified as essential, the growing shortage of ready-to-wear caused a sharp increase in the demand for patterns.
Butterick responded with a collection of smart designs that conformed both in spirit and letter to the War Board's regulations. In the world of fashion, a new, slim silhouette developed with narrower skirts. Shorter lengths were adopted for both jackets and skirts; and details, such as buttons, trims and appliques were kept to a minimum. Butterick focused on classic styles that would last: suits, coat-dresses, shirt-waist dresses, and dirndls. And in the interest of conservation, patterns had fewer pieces and required much less material."