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  • Model wearing 1950s three-piece playsuit made from Simplicity 1659 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s three-piece playsuit made from Simplicity 1659 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s three-piece playsuit made from Simplicity 1659 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s three-piece playsuit made from Simplicity 1659 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        1950s Pattern - Playsuit Outfit

        For your season in the sun. Bra shoulder straps cross in back and button to inside front. Shorts have zipper closing in back and one button at waist band. Coat has long sleeves that fasten with button at wrist, large collar, patch pockets on each side of front and optional 4 button front closing. View 1 features top stitching on bra and coat. View 2 coat shows rolled up sleeves held in place with button and tab. Saddle stitching is featured on coat and bra.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 14
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 26” (66.1cm)
        Hip: 36” (91.4cm)

        Sewing Notions

        VIEW 1 AND 2: - 3 spools of Thread; Bias Seam Binding – (Optional); 8 Buttons for coat; 4 Buttons for bra; 1 Button for shorts; 7” Skirt Type Zipper for shorts back opening. View 2:- Contrasting Thread; Contrasting 6 Strand Embroidery Cotton or Buttonhole Twist for saddle-stitching.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW 1 – BRA, SHORTS AND COAT
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 5/8 yds.
        41” or 42” fabric without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 5/8 yds.
        VIEW 2 – COAT AND BRA
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
        VIEW 2 – CONTRASTING SHORTS
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 yd.
        39” fabric without nap, 1 yd.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 1 yd.
        39” even lengthwise striped fabric without nap, 1 yd.

        Width Around Lower Edge of Coat, 49”

        ¾” HEM ALLOWED IN SHORTS
        1 ¼” HEM ALLOWED IN COAT

        17 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        V. 1 (playsuit and coat): cotton, poplin, cotton cord, denim, sharkskin, rayons, synthetic cotton blends. V. 2 (bra, coat and contrasting shorts): cotton, poplin, sharkskin, cotton blends. V. 2 shorts (even lengthwise st.): rayons. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

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