1940s

Womens casual dress sewing patterns from the 1940s sorted by manufacturer name. Pattern sizes are listed as the bust size on the pattern envelope.

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Advance 2496

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with short sleeves- bought belt. Dress with long sleeves. Dress with long sleeves - contrasting blouse. c. 1940...
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Advance 2829

Bust 32", Hips 35" Dress with long or 3/4 sleeves c. 1946 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
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Advance 3522

Bust 30", Hips 33" Dress and jacket   c. 1943   instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover in good condition...
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Advance 4144

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with collar and buttoned closing - bought belt. Dress with round neck and bow - front of skirt on a fold of...
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Advance 4383

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with long or short sleeves c. 1940s instructions included - pattern complete - cover has minor wear ** this is an...
Advance 4383
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Advance 4543

Bust 34", Hips 32" Dress with long sleeves and front hip drape. Dress with short sleeves and peplum. c. 1940s instructions included -...
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Advance 4603

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with surplice closing. Designed by the "Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics". c. 1947...
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Advance 4683 A

Bust 34" View 1, Dress with three-quarter sleeves. View 2, Blouse with cap-sleeves, contrasting skirt. View 3, Dress with cap sleeves, all one...
Advance 4683 A
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Advance 4779

Bust 36", Hips 39" View 1, Dress with Long Sleeves - Front of Skirt on a Fold. View 2, Dress with Short Sleeves and Buttoned Skirt Front -...
Advance 4779
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Advance 5156

Bust 34", Hips 37" View 1, Short-sleeve Dress with Embroidered Banding - High Neck - Self Belt. View 2, Long-sleeve Dress with Pockets -...
Advance 5156
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Advance 5223

Bust 32" Unprinted Pattern. View 1, Dress with Short Sleeves - Self Belt. View 2, Dress with Long or Three-quarter Sleeves - Purchased Belt. c....
Advance 5223
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Butterick 3347

Bust 34" The ever charming dirndl frock is adaptable to many occasions. This youthful one has an interesting neckline, smoothly fitted button...
Butterick 3347
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Butterick 3542

likely Bust 32" Fitted bodice and fluently flared skirt add up to this distinctive dress. The collar is softly rolled in a new way; deep...
Butterick 3542
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Butterick 4715

Bust 32" DRESS: SLEEVE INTEREST. The fitted bodice of this soft one-piece dress has a revers collar, loop and button closing, short sleeves with...
Butterick 4715
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Butterick 4745

Bust 32" Misses' dress: Diagonal Tunic on a Slim Skirt. An asymmetric treatment on the bodice harmonizes with the chic diagonal tunic on the...
Butterick 4745
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Du Barry 5524

Bust 36" Bodice buttons in front below the notched collar. Back of has a yoke. Skirt is seamed either side at center-front and back and...
Du Barry 5524
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Du Barry 5793

Bust 34" Misses' Dress. Bodice is fitted at waistline by darts. Bodice is gathered at front of oval neck. Skirt is gathered to bodice below...
Du Barry 5793
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Du Barry 5884

Bust 32" Misses dress. Bodice has a inserted section below shoulders. Skirt has soft pleats in front and joins bodice in pointed outline. 3/4 or...
Du Barry 5884
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DuBarry 5636

Bust 34" DRESS. Bodice is fitted at waistline by darts. Skirt has three tiers, which are gathered to one another; the upper tier is gathered to...
DuBarry 5636
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Hollywood 1026

Bust 30", Hips 33"  The skirt has a center-front inverted pleat and lapped-seam side-front seams, and it joins the blouse under a...
Hollywood 1026
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Hollywood 1086

Bust 28" One piece coat dress. Skirt has wrapped fronts gathered below belt that ties to back. Skirt joins blouse at waistline. Notched collar...
Hollywood 1086
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Hollywood 1587

Bust 32", Hips 35" 1 piece dress and jacket. 4 piece skirt joins blouse at waistline. High collarless neckline. Applied arrow trim. Button...
Hollywood 1587
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Hollywood 1699

Bust 32", Hips 35" One piece dress and jacket. Skirt is soft pleated front and back and joins bodice at waistline. Collarless cut out...
Hollywood 1699
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Hollywood 1756

Bust 28", Hips 31" Bolero, skirt and blouse. Collarless bolero with drop shoulder yoke front and back and bracelet length sleeves....
Hollywood 1756
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Hollywood 1964

Bust 32", Hips 35" 1 piece dress. 10 gore skirt joins at waistline. Gathered below shoulder yokes. Single button closing below deep V...
Hollywood 1964
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Hollywood 1992

Bust 32" 2 piece dress c. 1947 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
Hollywood 1992
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Hollywood 404

Bust 30", Hips 33" One-Piece Dress. Six-piece bias skirt joins the blouse under a narrow belt, and pockets are inserted at top of the...
Hollywood 404
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Hollywood 767

Bust 34", Hips 37" One-Piece Dress. Skirt with front pleats and panel back joins the blouse under the belt. Front may button from neck to...
Hollywood 767
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Hollywood 840

Bust 32", Hips 35" The four piece skirt features fullness at center front and joins the basque bodice at an elongated waistline. Front...
Hollywood 840
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Hollywood 888

Bust 34", Hips 37" Ruth Warrick of RKO-Radio; One-Piece Dress.  Gathered skirt joins the long-torso bodice and a deep lapped seam...
Hollywood 888
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Mail Order 1983

Bust 32" Jumper Set. Make it without the shoulder ruffles if you want a plain sports sun-back dress. Use the ruffles on your dress if you prefer...
Mail Order 1983
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Mail Order 2155

Bust 33" Misses' dress with variations of sleeves in 3 lengths and separate belt.  c. 1940s instructions included - pattern in mint...
Mail Order 2155
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Mail Order 2526

Bust 40" Short and 3/4 sleeve button front dress c. 1940s instructions included - pattern uncut
Mail Order 2526
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Mail Order 8194

Bust 24.5"  Misses' dress with lace yoke. c. 1940s instructions included - pattern in mint condition
Mail Order 8194
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McCall 4181

Bust 32" Misses' Dress c. 1941 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4181
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McCall 4615 B

Bust 32" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4615 B
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McCall 4756

Bust 30", Waist 25" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4756
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McCall 4809 B

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' dress - 2 skirts c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4809 B
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McCall 4851 A

Bust 30" Junior Miss Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4851 A
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McCall 4860

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4860
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McCall 4886

Bust 30", Waist 25" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4886
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McCall 4911

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4911
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McCall 4915 A

Bust 32" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4915 A
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McCall 4932

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4932
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McCall 4936

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4936
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McCall 4946

Bust 30", Waist 25" Junior Miss Dress. Gathered waist and sailor collar. c. 1942 instructions included - pattern complete
McCall 4946
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McCall 4978 B

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4978 B
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McCall 4989

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4989
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McCall 4995 B

Bust 31", Waist 25.5" Junior Miss Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4995 B
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McCall 5002

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5002
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McCall 5017 A

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' 2 piece dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5017 A
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McCall 5017 B

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' 2 piece dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5017 B
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McCall 5734

Bust 30" Junior Miss Dress   c. 1944     instructions included - pattern complete - cover in good condition - no tears
McCall 5734
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McCall 5980

Bust 36" Placket front dress. Long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, short sleeves. Narrow gored skirt with pockets c. 1945 instructions included -...
McCall 5980
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McCall 6021

Bust 32"  Junior Miss Dress      c. 1945   instructions included - pattern complete - cover torn
McCall 6021
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McCall 6356

Bust 31" Junior Miss Dress   c. 1946   instructions included - pattern complete - pattern in mint condition
McCall 6356
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McCall 6357

Bust 34" dress   c. 1946   instructions included -  pattern complete - cover torn on side
McCall 6357
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McCall 6406

Bust 32" dress c. 1946 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 6406
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McCall 6437

Bust 34" Misses' cap sleeve dress with yoke c. 1946 instructions included - pattern complete -  cover in good condition
McCall 6437
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McCall 6589 A

Bust 31" Junior dress c. 1946 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 6589 A
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McCall 6589 C

Bust 33" Junior dress c. 1946 instructions included - all pieces present - pattern cut cover split on 1 side
McCall 6589 C
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McCall 6633

Bust 34" Dress. Dress has shaped side inserts on bodice, shaped collar or no collar, deep V neckline and three button closure. Six gore skirt...
McCall 6633
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McCall 7175

Bust 35" Junior Dress with Detachable Apron Style Over Skirt  c. 1948 instructions included - pattern complete - cover has some tears
McCall 7175
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McCall 7212 B

Bust 34" dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7212 B
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McCall 7219

Bust 31" Junior dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7219
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McCall 7259

Bust 32" Misses' Two-Piece Dress. Gored skirt, front button shirt. c. 1948 instructions included -  pattern complete - cover torn
McCall 7259
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McCall 7326

Bust 34" Dress   c. 1948   instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 7326
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McCall 7375

Bust 33" Dress with Back Button Closure, Jewel Neck, Tucks and Flared Gored Skirt. c. 1948 instructions included - pattern complete -...
McCall 7375
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McCall 7612

Bust 33" Junior dress   c. 1949   instructions included - pattern complete
McCall 7612
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McCall 7821 A

Bust 29" Junior dress c. 1949 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7821 A
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McCall 7821 B

Bust 33" Junior dress c. 1949 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 7821 B
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New York 1697

Bust 30" 2 piece dress c. 1940's instructions included - pattern in mint condition
New York 1697
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New York 667

Bust 34" Dress with front closing waist with fronts underfaced and rolled in revers; set in long sleeves perforated for the short sleeves....
New York 667
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Simplicity 1215 F

Bust 38" Simple to Make Misses' and Women's One Piece Dress: The bodice has a smartly shaped neckline and gathers at the lower...
Simplicity 1215 F
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Simplicity 1381

Bust 32" The dart fitted bodice buttons down the front and is finished with a pointed collar. The skirt features a center front pleat and is...
Simplicity 1381
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Simplicity 1596

Bust 34" Misses' Two-Piece Dress: The button-front bodice is gathered at the lower edge and finished with a softly gathered peplum. The...
Simplicity 1596
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Simplicity 1677

Bust 32" This front buttoned top is tucked at the front shoulders and darted in back. A double ruffle peplum graces the front for hip interest....
Simplicity 1677
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Simplicity 1712

Bust 34" One piece dress. The softly gathered bodice is made with a back closing and is highlighted by oas all around yoke dipping gracefully...
Simplicity 1712
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Simplicity 1747

Bust 32" Dress   c. 1946   instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover MISSING   ** STOCK IMAGE **
Simplicity 1747
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Simplicity 1823

Bust 34" Misses' One-Piece Dress: (Lowered Armhole) Saddle shoulders are cut in one with the sleeves and release soft fullness in the bodice...
Simplicity 1823
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Simplicity 1968

Bust 30" Daytime dress with bolero and evening dress. The dress, styled with shoulder straps, features a dart fitted bodice and gathered skirt....
Simplicity 1968
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Simplicity 2032

Bust 36" Simple to Make: Misses One-Piece Dress: The front-buttoning bodice is fitted with tucks at the waistline and a forward shoulder seam...
Simplicity 2032
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Simplicity 2038

Bust 34" Dress or Pinafore. The sleeves of Style 1 are softly gathered and bound at the lower edge. The ruffles on the bodice, the patch pocket...
Simplicity 2038
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Simplicity 2077

Bust 36" The front buttoning bodice, fitted with darts at the front underarm and back shoulder, has soft pleats at the waistline. The skirt,...
Simplicity 2077
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Simplicity 2081 B

Bust 32" One piece dress. The bodice, styled with soft pleats at the front waistline and gathers at the back, features a collar that is cut in...
Simplicity 2081 B
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Simplicity 2095

Bust 30" One-Piece Dress: The bodice, styled with a front and back yoke, has darts at the front underarm and gathers at the front and back...
Simplicity 2095
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Simplicity 2226

Bust 30" Misses' one piece: The bodice is fitted with darts at the front underarm, back shoulder and waistline. Soft pleats are featured on...
Simplicity 2226
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Simplicity 2258

Bust 30" Simple to make: Two Piece Dress: The back-buttoning top, fitted with darts, has tucks at the front waistline and dart tucks at the...
Simplicity 2258
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Simplicity 2329 D

Bust 30" Simple to make: 1 piece dress. A front-button closing secures the bodice which is fitted with darts and tucks. The flared skirt, seamed...
Simplicity 2329 D
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Simplicity 2468

Bust 29" One-Piece Dress with Detachable Collar, Tie and Sleeve Fold: The bodice seamed down the center front, has three rows of gathers at the...
Simplicity 2468
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Simplicity 2493

Bust 35" Misses'One-Piece Dress in Half Sizes: Soft front gathers are released from dart seams at the neck edge. Extended shoulders and a...
Simplicity 2493
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Simplicity 2504

Bust 34" Misses One Piece Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern Two rows at button achieve a double breasted effect on the short sleeved bodice. Soft...
Simplicity 2504
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Simplicity 2509 B

Bust 32" Misses' One-Piece Dress: The front-buttoning bodice is styled with scallops at the neck and armhole edges. The softly flared skirt,...
Simplicity 2509 B
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Simplicity 2523

Bust 32" One-Piece Dress: A front-button closing is featured on the dart-fitted bodice. The softly flared skirt falls in an easy flare and...
Simplicity 2523
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Simplicity 2584

Bust 34" One-Piece Dress: Soft front gathers are released from the forward shoulder seam of the back buttoning bodice which features a pointed...
Simplicity 2584
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Simplicity 2637

Bust 38", Hips 41" Women's One-Piece Dress: Soft gathers are released from the forward shoulder seam of the front-buttoning bodice and...
Simplicity 2637
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Simplicity 2637 B

Bust 36", Hips 39" Women's One-Piece Dress: Soft gathers are released from the forward shoulder seam of the front-buttoning bodice and...
Simplicity 2637 B
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Simplicity 2649 B

Bust 30" 1 piece dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover in fair condition
Simplicity 2649 B
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Simplicity 2764

Junior Miss Bust 31" Simple to Make: One-Piece Dress: The bodice is gathered at the waistline in front and back. A four-sectioned skirt is...
Simplicity 2764
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Simplicity 2805

Bust 34" One-Piece Dress: The dart-fitted bodice has a shawl collar and short cuffed kimono sleeves. A slide fastener secures the front and a...
Simplicity 2805

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