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  • 1950s Pattern, Bridgette Bardot Style Dress - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
  • 1950s Pattern, Bridgette Bardot Style Dress - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
  • 1950s Pattern, Bridgette Bardot Style Dress - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Rockabilly Dress

    This is the pink gingham dress by Jacques Esterel that Bridgette Bardot wore on her wedding day in the summer of 1959. There are three versions of necklines, with buttons to the front and 3/4 sleeves, cinched in waists and gathered knee length skirts. Known mostly for the Dorothy-association and its place at a picnic, the checked print has received a sexy-cool upgrade for todays modern woman and is widely copied and helped gingham to become fashionable once again.

    Offered here as a Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 11 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 31 ½” (80cm)
    Waist: 24 ½” (63 cm)
    Hip (about 7” below natural waistline): 33 ½” (85cm)

    Back length – neck base to waist: 15 ¼” (38.8cm)
    Finished back length of dress: 43” (109.3cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, seam binding, buttons, buckle, and 1” belt backing or grosgrain ribbon or novelty belt.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    YARDAGE REQUIRED
    Extra fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes or one-way design fabrics.
    VIEW - DRESS (plaids, stripes or other fabrics)
    35"-36" fabric without nap, 5 ¼ yds.
    44"-45" fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    25" 37" Interfacing for fabrics, other than shears – 5/8 yd. All Sizes.
    2 ½” or 3 ½” Eyelet embroidered edging for ruffles – 4 yds. All Sizes.
    NOTE: If ruffles are desired of dress fabric an additional ¾ yd. more will be required in 35" - 36" fabric and 5/8 yd. more in 44"-45" fabric. All Sizes.
    VIEW 2-DRESS (plaids, stripes or other fabrics)
    35"-36" fabric without nap, 5 ¼ yds.
    38"-39" fabric without nap, 5 yds.
    44"-45" fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    CONTRAST COLLAR, CUFFS AND POCKET BANDS
    35"-38"-39" 44" fabric without nap, ¾ yd.
    25"-37" Interfacing for sheer fabrics – 5/8 yd. All Sizes.
    25"-37" Interfacing for other fabrics--1 yd. All Sizes.
    VIEW 3-DRESS (plaids, stripes or other fabrics)
    35" 36" fabric without nap, 5 ¼ yds.
    38"-39" fabric without nap, 5 yds.
    44"-45" fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    25"-37" Interfacing for fabrics other than sheers – 5/8 yd. All Sizes.
    CONTRAST BANDS FOR NECK, SLEEVES, POCKETS AND SKIRT
    35"-38" 39" fabric without nap, ¾ yd.
    44”-45" fabric without nap, 5/8 yd.
    2" Hem allowed for dress
    Width at lower edge of dress, 108" (274.4cm)

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton satin, novelty cottons, gingham, calico, dotted swiss, voile, cotton broadcloth, blends. Silk crepe, shantung, damask, surah, taffeta. Listed fabric for contrasts also. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    What You Will Receive

    After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full-scale pattern pieces