1940s Dirndl Dress World War II PDF sewing pattern for 18 inch American Girl Dolls square neckline


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WWII PDF sewing pattern has a split, square necked bodice, puffed sleeves and a banded, full skirt. It's a transitional style from the mid to late 1940s that can be made with bold contrast or in a subtle stripe.

With the end of World War II came "The New Look". The emphasis on conservatism decreased and clothing was made with more feminine lines. Fuller skirts, longer hems and even ruffles (a prior extravagance) are seen. As rationing decreased, seasonal clothing and special occasion wear, once again became popular. The square shoulders and crisp lines inspired by military uniforms would remain for some time, however skirts were beginning to rustle again.

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An excellent pattern, as per usual! Well written and tested. Thank you so much!
Oct 11, 2015 by JrVTG
I love BunnyBear patterns. They fit the dolls beautifully, and the instructions for their patterns almost always teach me a new 'trick' to improve my work. This pattern is especially clever and easy to make!
Feb 9, 2015 by Meme Shuster
Another wonderful BunnyBear pattern! Love this little dress! Pattern well written with many helpful step by step photos! Sincerely, Carol
Jul 25, 2014 by happyhappyme
Great pattern! A++++++
Aug 22, 2013 by A fellow maker
Apr 6, 2013 by A fellow maker

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