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#8340: Ladies' House Dress: Circa 1921

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Pattern #8340

Size: 38" bust, 26-1/2" waist, 42-1/2" hips.

This pattern was published by Montgomery, Ward & Co. Pattern Company. Originally the pattern was described as "Ladies' house dress, closing at left side of front, with sleeves in long or short length and a three-piece gathered skirt in slightly raised waistline; pocket and separate belt." Minimal directions. Pattern dates circa 1921.

Suggested fabrics: House dresses were made of gingham and percale. The colors were blue, grey, tan, lavender, blue-plaid, pink-plaid, pink-check, blue-check and black-and-white-check.

Materials required: 5-1/2 Yds. 36" wide fabric.

Cost: $13.50

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