1940s WW2 Vintage Sewing Pattern B40 DRESS (1355) By MARIAN MARTIN


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~ Please Note: You are buying a ‘Professional Digitally Reproduced’ copy of this sewing pattern (copied from the original sewing pattern), produced in ‘Full Scale Pattern Pieces’ ready to cut with full instructions included. I have a vast collection of ‘Original Vintage Sewing Patterns’ ranging from the 1930s-to-1980s which are precious to me, so I decided to have copies professionally made to a very high standard by a reputable printing company. Therefore part of my collection of sewing patterns are reproduced to this quality high standard, on 50 gram paper with black ink. This will ensure a much longer lasting effect and easier to be used again and again. Also included with this product is: a plastic bound ‘Booklet’ giving instructions and Illustrations on ‘How to Adjust Your pattern to your Personal Measurement’, ‘Personal Measurement Chart’, ‘Body Form Illustrations’, ‘Note Pages’, ‘Garment History Page’ and ‘Fabric Worksheet’; all to facilitate with your pattern.

~ Circa/Date: 1940s WW2


~ Size/Measurements (Inches)   Size: 40    BUST: 40″    Waist:  34″    Hip: 43″ Inches

~ Condition: Brand New Reproduced Copy. All pieces present and correct, with full instructions.

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We have recently compiled a booklet.

The BOOKLET is named:

‘A Guide to Adjusting and Altering Vintage Sewing Patterns’

Compiled by ‘The Vintage Pattern Shop’. Over 80 pages, it is a  comprehensive, informative booklet with full illustrations, which takes you through the first positive steps toward perfecting your fitting skills by adjusting and altering Vintage Sewing Patterns. Comes as an A4 Plastic bound booklet. You will learn a logical step-by-step Adjusting, Altering and fitting methods, that will guide you through difficult areas and reinforce what you already know. Understanding the principals and fundamentals of pattern tissue adjustments can be the beginning of a whole new wardrobe of personalized Vintage Fashion. It gives you a further range when purchasing Vintage Sewing Patterns therefore allowing you far more variety in your choice. You have widened your options!

Over the years and from my days of studying ‘fashion Design and Pattern Cutting’ at the London College of Fashion, I have collected on the way from various sources some brilliant information, and have compiled my favorite and most useful bits in this informative booklet to facilitate with your Vintage Sewing Patterns.

Sewing Pattern adjustments are neither difficult nor time consuming once you understand the procedure – and you need only to understand the ones you require. This booklet covers aspects of the body form where most common adjustments are required.

   To view the full ‘Contents List’ detailing exactly what this booklet contains please go to the listing on eBay.

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