RH1404 — 1943 Ladies’ Day Dress


1940s Day Dress sewing pattern



Make yourself a perfect 1940s dress with this updated pattern from Reconstructing History!

Looking for the perfect dress to wear to the Swing dance? Need some daywear with more style than you can find in the shops? Tired of wearing cheap box-store dresses? We have a dress that’ll suit you swell.

Based on an original pattern from 1943, this ladies’ day dress is just past knee-length and features 3/4 length or short sleeves, front pockets, belt, and a collarless neckline. Make the front out of contrasting fabric for a different look.

All sizes (busts 30″ to 48″) come in the same envelope.  Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.

Fabric Suggestions:  silk, rayon, or blends in solids and prints

Notions:  buttons, 10″ zipper, shoulder padding

Yardage:  3 yards 54″ wide or 4.5 yards 40″ wide

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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