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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        Vintage Bolero Dress Pattern

        TWO SKIRTS. Combined for flattery: an Empire bodice, bateau necked front - deep U back. (A) Below-elbow sleeved sheath. (B) Lace trim, short sleeves. (C) Full skirt, below-elbow sleeves, contrast collar. (D) Cap sleeves, rick-rack trim.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 32” (81cm)
        Waist: 25” (64cm)
        Hip: 34” (86.4cm)
        Finished back length of skirt from natural waistline – 2” hem allowed: 30” (76.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        VIEWS A, B & C: 1 1/8 yds. 1” Belting, Purchased Belt if desired. VIEWS A & B: About 2 7/8 yds. Seam Binding. VIEW B: 3 Buttons. VIEWS C&D: 5 1/8 yds. Seam Binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 ½ yds.
        41” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 yds.
        54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/8 yds.
        VIEW B
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 1/8 yds.
        44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 ½ yds.
        ½” LACE EDGING, 2 ¾ yds.
        VIEW C
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 5 1/8 yds.
        44” FABRIC (No Nap), 4 1/8 yds.
        *Bodice Cut Crosswise
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), ½ yd.
        VIEW D
        35” FABRIC (No Nap), 5 3/8 yds.
        44” FABRIC (No Nap), 4 yds.
        Rick Rack, 2 ¾ yds.
        Note: This design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripes or a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage or for matching stripes or plaids. Lower Edge Measurement of Dress: Size 14” – Views A & B, 46”; Views C & D, 130”.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Crepe, Shantung, Taffeta, Faille Sheer or Lightweight Wools, Linen, Pique, Cotton Broadcloth. See our Fabric Partners

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        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" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size, full scale pattern pieces.