Simplicity 2437; ©1948; Misses' Housecoat: The front buttoning bodice joins the softly flared skirt at the natural waistline. In style 1, self ruffling trims the bodice giving a yoke effect. Bishop sleeves and a tie belt finish the housecoat. Style 2, features a notched collar and short, cuffed sleeves. A purchased sash ties around the waist, and a patch pocket accents the skirt.