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      Dawn & Gill

        1930s Midi Dress

        With or without capelets; square neck front and back, straps cut in one with waist back. Attached four-piece skirt with inverted plaits at each side of front, removable belt. 

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF Download.

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 16
        Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
        Hip: 41” (104cm)

        Width at lower edge of dress, size 16, 2 ¼ yds.
        Finished length at center-back from neck to lower edge, size 14 years, 46”; size 16, 48”; remaining sizes, 49”. 3” additional allowed for hem.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching Thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Dress With Contrasting Capelets and Belt
        35”, 3 5/8 yds.
        39”, 3 ¼ yds.
        3/8 yd. 39” contrasting.
        Before cutting, lay all pieces of pattern on material.
        How To CUT
        Place pieces of pattern on material with edges marked by a group of three small perforation on a lengthwise fold of material, and place remaining pieces of pattern on material with lines of triple small perforations on a lengthwise thread of material.

        Natural waistline is indicated by double small perforations in side fronts (2), and waist back (3).
        Width at lower edge of dress, size 16, 2 ¼ yds.

        8 pattern pieces

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cotton, linen, taffeta, pique, rayon and silk shantung, rayon or wool jersey, light-weight woolens. See our Fabric Partners

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        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.