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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Cummerbund Dress

        SKIRT, BLOUSE AND CUMMERBUND. The beautifully fitted blouse features a wide V neckline and short kimono sleeves. Blouse front laps diagonally right over left. A figure moulding peplum at blouse waistline holds the surplice blouse in place and assures a smooth fit. The flared skirt is fitted with darts in each of the eight gores. A matching or contrasting cummerbund gives a one-piece dress look to these mix-match separates.

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

        Size Guide

        Size:14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
        Waist: 26” (66cm)
        Hip: 35” (88.9)
        Finished Back Length of Blouse: 20 ½” (52.1cm)
        Finished Length of Skirt: 29 ½” (75cm)

        Size:18 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip: 39” (99cm)
        Finished Back Length of Blouse: 21” (53.3cm)
        Finished Length of Skirt: 30” (76.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        2 spools of Thread; Contrasting Thread; Bias Seam Binding; one 10” Neck Type Zipper for blouse side opening; one 7” Zipper for skirt side opening.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Size 32" Bust
        Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
        BLOUSE – EVEN LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 1 ¼ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 1 1/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 7/8 yd.
        SKIRT – LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        35”, 36” or 39” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 7/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
        NOTE: If skirt and blouse are desired of same fabric, combine above yardages.
        CUMMERBUND – 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36”, 39”, 44”, 45”, 54” fabric without nap.
        Width Around Lower Edge of Skirt, 130 ½”
        FEATHERBONING – ¼ yd.


        Size 36" Bust
        Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
        BLOUSE – EVEN LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 1 1/4 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 1 yd.
        SKIRT – LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        35”, 36” or 39” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 21/4 yds.
        NOTE: If skirt and blouse are desired of same fabric, combine above yardages.
        CUMMERBUND – 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36”, 39”, 44”, 45”, 54” fabric without nap.
        Width Around Lower Edge of Skirt, 136 ½”
        FEATHERBONING – ¼ yd.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Blouse or skirt: Lengthwise stripe or pl.: Cotton, calico, polished cotton, chambray, pique, linen, lawn, voile, gingham, silk broadcloth, taffeta, butcher linen, shantung, rayon, wool jersey. Cummerbund: Cotton, linen, pique, rayon, jersey. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive


        If you purchase the 32" pattern 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.

        If you Purchase the 36" bust pattern you will receive:
        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for A0 (print-shop copy), 8.5"x11" and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full-scale pattern pieces