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1980s Sewing Pattern Simplicity 5183 Misses Gathered Should Blouse Plus Size 40 42 44 46 1981 80s

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Item details

Pattern Number: Simplicity 5183

Description: Misses' Shirts

Date: 1981

Cut/Uncut: cut and complete for size 46

I have the following size ranges available (one per size unless noted otherwise). Please indicate your choice in the notes to seller or use the drop down menu above. See the standard sizing chart below for your correct size range.

Size: 40 42 44 46
Bust: 44 46 48 50

Standard Misses Sizing Chart:
Sizes 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
Bust 29½” 30½” 31½” 32½” 34” 36” 38” 40” 42” 44” 46” 48”
Waist 22” 23” 24” 25” 26½” 28” 30” 32” 34” 37” 39” 41½”
Hip 31½” 32½” 33½” 34½” 36” 38” 40” 42” 44” 46” 48” 50”

See the second image for the full pattern details.

All of my patterns are original, physical patterns which will arrive via US Mail, not .pdf downloads, reproductions, or copies. Unless otherwise specified, you will receive the exact copy shown in the scanned photographs in this listing.

Note: Effective January 27, 2013, USPS has dramatically raised its international shipping rates. I add a small amount to actual postage to cover shipping materials and expenses but if the automatic calculator greatly overcharges I will be glad to refund the extra.

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May 24, 2018 by Katherine P

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I evaluate returns and exchanges on a case by case basis.

In general, though, if an item is damaged in transit or not as described I will offer a full refund, replacement, or exchange including postage.

If the item is as described, but you have changed your mind, I will offer a refund or exchange excluding postage if you contact me upon receipt of the package.

If you ever have a problem with an order I promise I will do my best to make you happy with the situation. I pride myself on A+ customer service.

Additional policies


I check all my patterns for completeness, but human errors do happen from time to time, therefore I'm offering a money back guarantee.

If I advertise a pattern as complete but it arrives missing pieces or I advertise it as uncut and it is cut, let me know ASAP. I will either: (A) refund your entire purchase price including shipping both ways once you return the pattern to me or (B) offer a 50% refund on the pattern if you can still use it.