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.

Advance 2496

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with short sleeves- bought belt. Dress with long sleeves. Dress with long sleeves - contrasting blouse. c. 1940...
Advance 2496
$30.00

Advance 2829

Bust 32", Hips 35" Dress with long or 3/4 sleeves c. 1946 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
Advance 2829
$20.00

Advance 3522

Bust 30", Hips 33" Dress and jacket   c. 1943   instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover in good condition...
Advance 3522
$30.00

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...
Advance 4144
$20.00

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
$15.00

Advance 4543

Bust 34", Hips 32" Dress with long sleeves and front hip drape. Dress with short sleeves and peplum. c. 1940s instructions included -...
Advance 4543
$20.00

Advance 4603

Bust 34", Hips 37" Dress with surplice closing. Designed by the "Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics". c. 1947...
Advance 4603
$15.00

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
$15.00

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
$15.00

Advance 5025

Bust 32", Hips 35" Dress. View 1, Dress with buttoned front and shirred sleeve - purchased belt. View 2, dress with embroidery trimming...
Advance 5025
$15.00

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
$15.00

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
$50.00

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
$20.00

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
$30.00

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
$25.00

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
$30.00

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
$20.00

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
$25.00

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
$15.00

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
$15.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$15.00

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
$20.00

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
$15.00

Hollywood 1992

Bust 32" 2 piece dress c. 1947 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
Hollywood 1992
$20.00

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
$15.00

Hollywood 701

Bust 32" Brenda Marshall: One piece dress in instep length or shorter. A shaped mid-section joins the skirt to the blouse in front. The joining...
Hollywood 701
$30.00

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
$10.00

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
$15.00

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
$20.00

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

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
$15.00

Mail Order 2526

Bust 40" Short and 3/4 sleeve button front dress c. 1940s instructions included - pattern uncut
Mail Order 2526
$15.00

Mail Order 8194

Bust 24.5"  Misses' dress with lace yoke. c. 1940s instructions included - pattern in mint condition
Mail Order 8194
$10.00

McCall 4181

Bust 32" Misses' Dress c. 1941 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4181
$15.00

McCall 4615 B

Bust 32" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4615 B
$15.00

McCall 4756

Bust 30", Waist 25" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4756
$15.00

McCall 4809 B

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' dress - 2 skirts c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4809 B
$15.00

McCall 4851 A

Bust 30" Junior Miss Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4851 A
$15.00

McCall 4860

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4860
$15.00

McCall 4886

Bust 30", Waist 25" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4886
$15.00

McCall 4911

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4911
$15.00

McCall 4915 A

Bust 32" Misses' dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4915 A
$15.00

McCall 4932

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4932
$15.00

McCall 4936

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4936
$15.00

McCall 4946

Bust 30", Waist 25" Junior Miss Dress. Gathered waist and sailor collar. c. 1942 instructions included - pattern complete
McCall 4946
$30.00

McCall 4978 B

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4978 B
$15.00

McCall 4989

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4989
$15.00

McCall 4995 B

Bust 31", Waist 25.5" Junior Miss Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 4995 B
$15.00

McCall 5002

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' Dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5002
$15.00

McCall 5017 A

Bust 32", Waist 26.5" Misses' 2 piece dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5017 A
$15.00

McCall 5017 B

Bust 34", Waist 28" Misses' 2 piece dress c. 1942 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 5017 B
$15.00

McCall 5734

Bust 30" Junior Miss Dress   c. 1944     instructions included - pattern complete - cover in good condition - no tears
McCall 5734
$20.00

McCall 6021

Bust 32"  Junior Miss Dress      c. 1945   instructions included - pattern complete - cover torn
McCall 6021
$20.00

McCall 6356

Bust 31" Junior Miss Dress   c. 1946   instructions included - pattern complete - pattern in mint condition
McCall 6356
$20.00

McCall 6357

Bust 34" dress   c. 1946   instructions included -  pattern complete - cover torn on side
McCall 6357
$30.00

McCall 6406

Bust 32" dress c. 1946 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 6406
$20.00

McCall 6589 A

Bust 31" Junior dress c. 1946 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 6589 A
$15.00

McCall 6589 C

Bust 33" Junior dress c. 1946 instructions included - all pieces present - pattern cut cover split on 1 side
McCall 6589 C
$15.00

McCall 7175

Bust 35" Junior Dress with Detachable Apron Style Over Skirt  c. 1948 instructions included - pattern complete - cover has some tears
McCall 7175
$25.00

McCall 7212 B

Bust 34" dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7212 B
$20.00

McCall 7219

Bust 31" Junior dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7219
$20.00

McCall 7259

Bust 32" Misses' Two-Piece Dress. Gored skirt, front button shirt. c. 1948 instructions included -  pattern complete - cover torn
McCall 7259
$15.00

McCall 7326

Bust 34" Dress   c. 1948   instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 7326
$20.00

McCall 7375

Bust 33" Dress with Back Button Closure, Jewel Neck, Tucks and Flared Gored Skirt. c. 1948 instructions included - pattern complete -...
McCall 7375
$20.00

McCall 7612

Bust 33" Junior dress   c. 1949   instructions included - pattern complete
McCall 7612
$30.00

McCall 7821 A

Bust 29" Junior dress c. 1949 instructions included - pattern cut
McCall 7821 A
$15.00

McCall 7821 B

Bust 33" Junior dress c. 1949 instructions included - pattern in mint condition
McCall 7821 B
$15.00

New York 1697

Bust 30" 2 piece dress c. 1940's instructions included - pattern in mint condition
New York 1697
$15.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$15.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

Simplicity 1747

Bust 32" Dress   c. 1946   instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover MISSING   ** STOCK IMAGE **
Simplicity 1747
$10.00

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
$15.00

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
$10.00

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
$10.00

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
$15.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

Simplicity 2329

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
$15.00

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
$10.00

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
$25.00

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
$15.00

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
$10.00

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
$20.00

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
$20.00

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
$15.00

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
$15.00

Simplicity 2649 B

Bust 30" 1 piece dress c. 1948 instructions included - pattern in mint condition - cover in fair condition
Simplicity 2649 B
$15.00

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
$15.00

Simplicity 2880

Bust 32" Misses One-Piece Sunback Dress and Jacket: Gathers soften the bra section of the dart-fitted bodice. Shoulder straps are optional. The...
Simplicity 2880
$15.00

Simplicity 2893

Bust 34" ONE-PIECE DRESS: Soft pleats at the waist-line release fullness in the square-necked bodice. Gathers soften the front shoulder and a...
Simplicity 2893
$15.00

Simplicity 2903

Bust 32" Misses' One-Piece Dress: The kimono-sleeved bodice, fitted with darts, has a front-button closing extending into the easy flaring...
Simplicity 2903
$15.00

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