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Women wearing pencil dress

1950s Pattern, 'Elizabeth Taylor' Style Princess Line Sheath Dress

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1950s Timeless Princess Sheath Dress

Shine like diamond in this timeless Elizabeth Taylor sheath dress. Three views to choose your style. Are you a scooped low neck kind of gal or a mandarin? View (A) has a scoop-neck with below-elbow sleeves and contrast collar that's slit at shoulders. (B) is un-belted with short sleeves and (C) is a sleeveless version with button-tab on bodice, with a contrast empire sash. What are you waiting for - light up the room!

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. 

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabrics: Please refer to pattern back image.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary, depending on width of fabric and style. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners.

Size Guide

Suitable for: Bust 38” (97cm), Waist 30” (76cm), Hip 40” (102cm)

What You Will Receive

If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.

 

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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