{"id":135662099,"title":"Butterick 5281. 1940s Vintage Reproduction Pattern. 1940s Dress Sewing Pattern. Retro Butterick Pattern.","handle":"1940s-repro-vintage-sewing-pattern-belted-dress-butterick-5281","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 21px;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eVintage reproduction sewing pattern to make a gorgeous semi-fitted, lined dress.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.2;\"\u003eLove the 1940s? 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Butterick 5281. 1940s Vintage Reproduction Pattern. 1940s Dress Sewing Pattern. Retro Butterick Pattern.

Product Description

Vintage reproduction sewing pattern to make a gorgeous semi-fitted, lined dress.

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Condition

This is a new and unused vintage reproduction sewing pattern. 

Size Chart
SIZE 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 30.5" 31.5" 32.5" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 23" 24" 25" 26.5" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 32.5" 33.5" 34.5" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44"

 

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Size
$10.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Half Size

'Half size' is a figure type, like 'womens', 'misses', or 'juniors'. Half size patterns are designed to fit best on a someone with a fully developed figure and shorter back-waist length. Waist and hips are larger in proportion to her bust than in the other figure types. 

Half size patterns can be identified by a ½ in the size number (for example, size 16½ instead of size 16) and the actual bust/waist/hip measurements will be odd numbers (for example, bust 39")

Half size bodice comparison

Unprinted / Precut

During the early 20th century, sewing patterns were sold with just a single size in the envelope and the pattern pieces themselves were plain pieces of tissue, already cut to size, with no printed markings. Notches and other important points of note were marked by punched holes instead of ink. 

Individual pattern pieces are identified by either a letter, number, or full pattern name punched out of the tissue. 

Some people are intimidated by the idea of unprinted pattern pieces but they're really very similar to use (and in some ways more convenient because you can make your tailors tack or chalk markings directly through the punched holes).