1940’s Gown #367 (1947)

367 1940's gown
$9.50 black
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This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a stunning, full length French evening gown from 1947. This backless formal gown features a fitted bodice with a v-neck and halter strap. The long, draped skirt features an optional peplum ruffle at front. With proper boning added, this dress can also be made strapless.

This gown would also be make a jaw-dropping wedding gown in white satin.

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This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2” bust/ hip to as large as a 60” bust/ hip and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time. ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THESE PATTERNS.

367 gown


The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler. 


These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate level home seamstress will most likely have little trouble.
The evening gown patterns are a bit more complex than average, especially as these come with no actual sewing instructions. Please keep this in mind as you purchase.

For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post.

QUESTIONS? Check out our draft-at-home patterns FAQ page.


What you will need:
Paper (I use large tracing paper but butcher paper, muslin fabric, wrapping paper etc all work great!)
Pencil
Fabric: this pattern requires approximately 4 meters (about 4 1/2 yards).
It's that simple! No special tools are required!

If French is your first language and you would prefer a copy of the instructions in French instead, please let me know. I would be happy to send that too!

Measuring band type: Class A  

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