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VINTAGE 1940s Day Dress Pattern size 36 Bust Unused British Mail Order

+ $7.60 shipping
+ $7.60 shipping


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This fabulous late 40s to early 1950s original The People Pattern Service pattern ,no 229 is for a Smart Day Dress. The pattern comes complete with the original cut out ad from the newspaper inside.

The dress has a forward facing yoke, neat turnover collar, gathers into shoulder seam, front placket or zipper opening, under bust darts and long or 3/4 length set in sleeves with cuff. The skirt has top stitched pleats at front, darts into back waist.

The original newspaper advertisement states: Even the home dressmaker, who is a novice should find this frock easy to turn out.... It looks as smart with three-quarter fitted sleeves as it does with long tight fitting ones. And it is just the dress for woman who likes a yoke....Address your envelope to "The People" Pattern Service, 222-225 Strand, London W.C.2

Suggested fabrics were: Silks, Rayons, Light Weight Woolens, Cottons.

The pattern pieces on fine plain tissue, with the instruction sheet printed in red and black .The pattern is still tightly folded and has never been used.

MEASUREMENTS: Size 36 Bust- No other measurements are supplied on the pattern cover or on reverse side instruction sheet.

Approx Australian size 10-12, USA 4, UK 10-12

Bust 36 (91.5cm)

CONDITION: Pattern appears Very Good and never used, still tightly folded .The paper envelope wrapper has age wear with some age spotting, some pen writing on left front that has been semi erased and small tears and crumpling to the edges of the envelope.

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