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The pattern pieces are both precut and printed, which is something quite rare that you can \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/wesewretro.com\/2017\/01\/unprinted-patterns\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"unprinted pattern pieces\"\u003elearn more about here\u003c\/a\u003e if you like. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe envelope is in poor condition. The pattern pieces range from good to excellent condition. 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Simplicity 4679 - 1940s Vintage Pattern - 40" Bust Dress Pattern

Product Description

Simplicity 4679: the essential shirtwaist dress from the early 1940s. 

Paper or PDF?

This is an original vintage paper sewing pattern from the 1940s that will be shipped to wherever you are in the world so you can hold it and squeeze it and love it and sew it!

Condition

This is a complete pattern with all pattern pieces and instructions included. The pattern pieces are both precut and printed, which is something quite rare that you can learn more about here if you like. 

The envelope is in poor condition. The pattern pieces range from good to excellent condition. The instructions are in good condition. 

Size Chart
 Bust 40"
Waist 34"
Hip 43"
Get the Look

See the matching belt on the pattern envelope? We have the supplies for you to make your own and they ship free when purchased with a pattern. 

$20.00
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).