# 1946 - Art Deco Dressing Gown or Bed Jacket - PDF Download
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32 - 58 Inch Bust
35 - 61 Inch Hip
This stunning garment from 1931 features two options - a long, full length robe, or a short bed jacket.
The edges of the leaves and vines are worked in buttonhole stitch, with the veins in outline stitch.
While the original pattern calls for handwork for the embroidery, it could be replicated using a narrow satin stitch on the sewing machine instead.
The pattern is graded in 32 - 58 Inch Bust and 35 - 61 Inch Hip. (No waist size was given on the original.)
The PDF contains the complete size range, and includes an AO size version for printing full size pieces at your local copy shop.
All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.
This PDF contains files for printing and assembling at home, AND a full size print version in A0 size (48" X 33") to take to a local copy shop.
Your download should contain four individual files. Print and review the READ ME document included in the Instruction file which will explain how to print and assemble the pattern.
Prefer a full size print, mailed? Find it here
A Note About Grading Vintage Patterns
Grading from one size into a wider range of sizes is both a science and an art. This is especially true with vintage patterns, that were often inaccurately manufactured, or previously used/altered by a past seamstress.
Prior to grading, the digitized original size is checked to make sure that seam edges and notches match. The grading process can (and often does) introduce some variables. This can be especially true when expanding or shrinking more than three sizes from the original. Such as from a 32 Bust to 42 Bust. Or down from a 42 Bust to a 32 Bust.
You may see some little peaks or valleys along curved edges like armholes or sleeve caps. Just adjust your cutting to smooth out the curve where needed. Shoulder seams and neck lines may widen or lengthen disproportionately – use the closest size to your measurements, and adjust accordingly.
Always sew a test garment to verify and alter fit before constructing the garment out of your final fabric.