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  • Model wearing bridal gown and bridesmaid dress made from Simplicity 8425 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dress

        The scalloped bodice is top stitched to a sheer yoke of bridal gown, View 1. The long sleeves from points over wrists. Lace over-skirt is worn over a full length underskirt. View 2 has cummerbund and scalloped bodice. Yoke is optional. A tie slips through a slash to gather up lower edge of the three quarter sleeves.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 16
        Bust: 34” (86cm)
        Waist: 28” (71cm)
        Hip: 37” (94cm)
        Finished Back Length of View 1: 58 ½” (148cm)
        Finished Back Length of View 2: 48 ½” (123cm)

        Sewing Notions

        DRESS: - 3 spools thread; Purchased loops; Straight seam binding; Covered buttons. UNDERSKIRT VIEW 1: - 2 spools thread; Straight seam binding. CUMMERBUND VIEW 2: - 2 spools thread; Straight seam binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Extra Fabric is required for plaids and napped fabrics.
        VIEW 1 – UNDERSKIRT AND BODICE LINING
        39” fabric, 8 ¼ yds.
        44” or 50” fabric, 7 ½ yds.

        VIEW 1 – SKIRT: - 5 yds. of 35” or 39” lace flouncing.
        VIEW 1 – BODICE
        35” or 39” all over lace, 1 5/8 yds.
        NOTE: - If Skirt and bodice are desired of plain fabric, combine above given yardages.
        VIEW 2 – DRESS
        35” fabric, 7 ¾ yds.
        39” fabric, 7 ½ yds.
        44” fabric, 6 ¾ yds.
        50” fabric, 6 3/8 yds.

        VIEW 1 OR 2 – YOKE (OPTIONAL) for Views
        39” or 44” fabric, ½ yd.

        Lower Edge View 1 Underskirt, 210 ½” (534cm)
        Lower Edge View 1 Skirt, 178 ½” (453cm)
        Lower Edge View 2 Dress, 196” (497cm)

        VIEW 1. NET FOOTING ½” wide, 2 7/8 yds.
        VIEW 2, NET FOOTING ½” wide, ¾ yd.
        VIEW 1 OR 2 – HORSEHAIR – 6 yds. of 5” width.
        VIEW 1 OR 2 – CABLE CORD: - 7/8 yd. of ¼” width.

        12 pieces pattern

        Imperial to Metric Conversion Guide

        Yards to Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛ yard   11.4cm
        ¼ yard   22.9cm
        ⅓ yard  30.5cm
        ⅜ yard  34.3cm
        ½ yard  45.7cm
        ⅝ yard   57.2cm
        ⅔ yard   61cm
        ¾ yard   68.6cm
        1 yard   91.4cm
        1¼ yard   114.3cm
        1½ yard   137.2cm
        1¾ yard   160cm
        2 yards   182.9cm
        2¼ yards   205.7cm
        2½ yards   228.6cm
        2¾ yards   251.5cm
        3 yards   274.3cm
        3½ yards   320cm
         4 yards  365.8cm

         Inches to Millimeters/Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛" 3mm
         ¼" 6mm
         ⅓" 8mm
         ⅜" 10mm 
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ⅔" 17mm
         ¾" 19mm
         1" 2.5cm 
         1¼" 3.2cm 
         1½" 3.8cm 
         1¾" 4.4cm 
         2" 5.1cm 
         2¼" 5.7cm 
         2½" 6.4cm 
         2¾" 7.0cm 
         3" 7.6cm 
         3¼" 8.25cm
         3½" 8.9cm
         4" 10.2cm 
         4½" 11.4cm
         5" 12.7cm
         5½" 14cm 
         6" 15.2cm 
         7" 17.8cm 
         8" 20.3cm 
         9" 22.9cm 
         10" 25.4cm 
         11" 28cm 
         12" 30.5cm 

        Roll Width (Inches to Centimeters)

        Imperial Centimeters
        35"  88.9cm 
        36" 91.44cm 
        38" 96.52cm 
        39" 99.06cm 
        42"   106.68cm
        48" 121.92cm 
        54"  137.16cm

        Seam Allowances

        Imperial Metric
        ¼" 6mm
        ⅜" 10mm
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ¾" 19mm

        Recommended Fabrics

        TYPES: - Skirt, View 1: silk taffeta, marquisette, organza, slipper satin, Dress: lace, organza. Yoke, View 1 and 2: net, chiffon. View 2: cotton, eyelet, embroidered organdie, silk, taffeta, faille, satin. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        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 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.