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  • 3 women wearing 3 different versions of the same dress featuring short or three quater length sleeves. Dart fitted bodice and full pleated or fitted skirt. Back zip closure and cummerbung or belt.
  • Women wearing rockabilly style dress, with pleated skirt and cummberbund.
  • Woman wearing dress with straight skirt and short sleeves.
  • Women wearing dress with straight skirt and elbow length sleeves.
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "1950's Pattern Rockabilly Pin Up Rockabilly Dress,"
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Dawn & Gill

    50s Pin-Up Dress Pattern

    Elevate your look with this 1950's pin-up style retro dress, with kimono sleeves or short sleeves. A very versatile little number, which will take you from day to dawn! Choose your style of either a straight or pleated skirt. Three styles in one sewing pattern.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern

    Size Guide

    Bust: 38" (96.5cm)
    Waist: 32" (81.3cm)
    Hips: 42" (106.7cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Dress with straight skirt: 20” zip fastener.
    Dress with pleated skirt: 12” zip fastener, Buckle for Cummerbund if required. Hooks and eyes.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Yardage for :
    36”material without nap -
    Pleated Skirt with ¾ Sleeves: 4 5/8 yds.
    Pleated Skirt with short Sleeves: 4 3/8 yds.
    Straight Skirt with ¾ Sleeves: 3 1/8 yds.

    36” material with or without nap -
    Straight Skirt with Short Sleeves: 3 yds.

    54” material with or without nap -
    Pleated Skirt with ¾ Sleeves: 2 2/4 yds.
    Pleated Skirt with Short Sleeves: 2 5/8 yds.

    54” material without nap -
    Straight Skirt with ¾ Sleeves: 2 1/8 yds.
    Straight Skirt with Short Sleeves: 1 ¾ yds.

    36” Contrast Cummerbund: ½ yd.
    Hem measurement of all sizes approximately 3 yds. for pleated skirt and 1 ½ yds. for straight skirt.

    N.B. In 36” material, dress with pleated skirt, ¾ or short sleeves, also dress with straight skirt and ¾ sleeves, are cut crosswise.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cottons, Rayon, Satins, Lawn, Poly-viscose blended, Georgette Polyester mix, Cheesecloth, Linen, Gingham. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / Intermediate

    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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.