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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s One Piece Dress

        One Piece Dress. Slim skirt has a deep lapped closing at centre front, above the pleat. The skirt joins the bodice at waistline. Built-up V-neckline. Diagonal dart pleats from shoulders effect lapels. Three quarter length and short sleeves.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 32” (81.3cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Thread, 16" matching slide fastener for front

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View A
        39” (99.1cm) Without nap 3yds
        45” (114.3cm) without nap 2 5/8yds
        54” (162.6cm) without nap 2 1/8yds

        View B
        35” (88.9cm) Without nap 3 1/8yds
        39” (99.1cm) Without nap 2 3/4yds

        View A or B Interfacing
        35” (88.9cm) Muslin 5/8yd
        1” (2.54cm) belting for belt interfacing 1yd
        ¾” (1.9cm) belting for inside belt 7/8yd
        Shoulder pads
        16” (40.64cm) slide fastener for centre front opening

        Length of dress from entre back to natural neckline 45.5” (115.6cm)
        3” (7.6cm) hem is allowed
        Fabric allowance is above requirements so do not allow for shrinkage.
        Yardage does not allow for matching plaids or stripes.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Wool, Crepe, Shantung, Cotton Tweed, Surah, lightweight woollen, Poplin, Linen, cotton broadcloth, thin flannel, sheer woollen. 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.

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