RH1409 — 1943 Ladies’ High-Waisted Dress


1940s High-waisted House Dress sewing pattern



Buy our Pretty Day Dress pattern and make yourself a figure-flattering dress by the weekend!

Based on an original pattern from 1943, this two-piece, shin-length ladies’ day dress comes with a flattering high waistline and either short or long sleeves.  Three buttons close the neckline below the notched collar.

All sizes (busts 30″ to 50″) 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.

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Fabric Suggestions:  printed silk, silk, rayon, faille, novelty cotton, linen, gingham, cotton voile
Notions:  three buttons, snaps,
Yardage:  4 yards 45″ wide (allow more if matching stripes or plaid)


Patterns Will Ship 26th January!  

Buying this pattern constitutes a pre-order.  This pattern is currently in production.  Your card will be charged at the time of order and the pattern will ship before the end of January.   By placing a pre-order, you agree for us to charge your card now to help us with production costs.  In return, you will have one of the first patterns that prints.  Please allow time to print and ship your pattern.  Any items ordered with a pre-order will wait to ship until the pre-order prints.  If you need to have something right away, please place a separate order for that item.


Additional information

Weight 0.25 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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