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  • Illustrations of models wearing 1930’s dress in two variations and another wearing a ball gown with bows to back made from Weldons 655 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        Smart Dresses and Ball Gown with Bows

        A chic and attractive coat-frock which would look amazing in wool suiting along with a jaunty day dress which would look fabulous in satin with a contrasting collar and tie.

        Bows have an important place in the mode: you see them at their best in this frock.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size
        Bust 36” (91.5cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip 40” (101.6cm)

        Please note only bust size is stated on the actual pattern and waist and hip and measurement has been taken from a 1930s size chart.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, press studs, narrow binding, buttons

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Dress with buttons
        2 1/4 yards of 54” (2 meters of 1.4meters) fabric for either version
        5/8 yard of 36” trimming (0.5meter of 91.5cm)

        Dress with contrasting collar
        4 yards of 36” ( 3.7 meters of 91.5cm) fabric
        5/8 yard of 36” trimming material (0.5 meters of 91.5cm)

        Evening Dress with Bows
        5 1/2 yards of 36” (5 meters of 91.5 cm) fabric.
        3/4 yard of 36” trimming (0.7 meter of 91.5cm)

        10 pieces pattern

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Wool suiting, Crepe, jersey, modern day equivalents. Tweed, velvet, crepe de chine, satin.
        See our Fabric Partners

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        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.