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  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Queens Gambitt 'V' Pinafore Dress

    Blouse has wide collar, long set-in sleeves gathered into French cuffs and button front closing. Jumper has deep V front neckline and top-stitching detail. V.1 jumper has full softly pleated skirt. Shaped self belt may be fastened with button and buttonhole or nylon tape closure. V.2 has slim skirt with soft pleats at front waistline and back kick pleat. Belt is purchased.

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 12
    Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
    Waist: 25” (63.5cm)
    Hip: 34” (86.4cm)
    Back length – neck base to waist: 16” (40.7cm)
    Finished back length of blouse: 22 ¼” (56.5cm)
    Finished back length of jumper: 43” (109.2cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Blouse V.1 and 2: Thread, 4 buttons for front, 4 buttons for cuff links. Jumper V. 1 and 2: Thread, 24” neck type zipper for center back opening. Belt V. 1: Two 3” zig-zag wires (opt.), 4” of nylon tape closure (opt.), 1 button. Jumper V.2 : Belt.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    View 1 Blouse
    35” or 36” fabric without nap,2 ¼ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 1 ½ yds.
    View 1 Jumper Even plaid or plain fabric
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 3/8 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 2 ¾ yds.
    View 2 Blouse
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
    View 2 Jumper
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 1/8 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
    Width lower edge view 1 jumper, 88”
    Width lower edge view 2 jumper, 44”
    View 1 or 2 Blouse interfacing (opt.) ½ yd. 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.
    View 1 or 2 Jumper interfacing – ¼ yd. of 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.
    View 1 Belt interfacing (heavy) 3/8 yd. of 25”, 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.

    3” HEM ALLOWED IN JUMPER VIEW 1-2

    17 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    All garments (V.1 jumper even plaid or plain): Cottons and blends; broadcloth, chambray, calico. Linen, Rayons, silk and synthetics; faille, sharkskin, shantung. Wools; jersey, crepe. Jumper also in flannel, tweeds. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / Intermediate

    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.