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  • Model wearing 1960s one-piece dress and scarf made from Simplicity 3918 pattern
  • Model wearing 1960s one-piece dress and scarf made from Simplicity 3918 pattern
  • Model wearing 1960s one-piece dress and scarf made from Simplicity 3918 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    1960s Cottage-core Dress 

    Dress has lowered neckline (lower in front with detachable vestee), left side zipper closing and full gathered skirt. V. 1 and 2 have embroidered eyelet edging trim. V.1 and 3 have ribbon or braid trim and self or purchased belt.

    V.1 has short set-in sleeves. V. 2 and 3 are sleeveless. V. 2 tie belt is ribbon. V. 3 has matching scarf and button trim.

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 18
    Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
    Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
    Hip: 40” (101.6cm)
    Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ¾” (42.5cm)
    Finished back length of dress: 43 ½” (110.5cm)

    Sewing Notions

    View 1, 2 and 3: 2 spools of thread, contrast thread. View 1 and 3: Belt (opt.). View 1: Tailored shoulder pads (opt.), 14” dress type zipper for side. View 2 and 3: 16” neck type zipper for side. View 3: Two ½” buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    View 1 Dress
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    41”, 42”, 44”, 45” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
    View 2 Dress Even lengthwise stripe or plain fabric
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 ½ yds.
    View 3 Dress, Vestee and Scarf
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 4 1/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
    Width of lower edge of dress, 101”
    View 1 or 2 Contrasting vestee – 3/8 yd. 35”, 36”, 41”, 42”, 44”, 45” fabric without nap.
    View 1 Ribbon or braid trim – 5 yds of ¼” width.
    View 1 Embroidered eyelet edging (gathered when purchased)
    1 5/8” width, 5 yds.
    View 2 Embroidered eyelet edging (gathered when purchased)
    1 5/8” width, 4 1/8 yds.
    View 2 Ribbon belt – 1 7/8 yds. of 1” width
    View 3 Ribbon or braid trim – 6 yds. ¼” width.
    View 1, 2, 3 Interfacing (opt.) – 3/8 yd. of 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.

    10 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    All views (V.2 dress even lengthwise stripe or plain): Cottons and blends; broadcloth, chambray, gingham, batiste, poplin, percale, cotton satin, pique. Linen. Rayons, silks, synthetics; sharkskin. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    What You Will Receive

    If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.