The war years were lean yes....but women still wanted to dress nicely when shopping and running errands. Offered is a nice representative pattern that offers a basic style dress that went from semi-dressy to semi-casual just by changing a few features.
This McCall patern #5680 is from 1944 and is a size 14. It should fit the following measurements: 32 26 1/2 - 35.
For the floral dress the amount of fabric is estimated at 3 yards.
Pattern condition: Envelope is open at both ends. Instruction and all pattern pieces appear to be present.