Sew Over It 1940s Tea Dress

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Buy the 1940s Tea Dress sewing pattern from Sew Over It. The 1940s Tea Dress is a beautiful vintage-inspired dress that can be made for everyday or dressed up for an occasion. The dress features a gathered bust detail, panelled midriff and skirt, and elbow length sleeves with cuffs. Add three decorative buttons down the centre front for a lovely extra bit of interest.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Woven fabric with drape such as crepe, rayon, satin or silk.

Fabric requirements:

1.15 m wide fabric: 2.1 – 2.7 m.

1.40 m wide fabric: 1.8 – 2.3 m.

Sizing: UK 8 – 20. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 22″ invisible zip; 3 buttons.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (35 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (40 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

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Additional information



Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

35 Pages

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