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  • Models wearing variations of the dress with variations to cape collars and cuffs made from Weldons 644 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        Versatile Afternoon Dress with cuffs and two capes

        Princess dress with moulded waistline. Wear the detachable cape with a dash or not at all. It is smart enough to wear in the street and. The draped neckline will provide a contrast in color.

        Versatile enough to easily expand your wardrobe by adding contrasting capes. Velvet is favoured, also crepe de chine and satin.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size
        Bust 36” (91.5cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip 40” (101.6cm)

        Please note only bust and waist size is stated on the actual pattern and waist and measurement has been taken from a 1930s size chart.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, Fell ribbon, hooks, buttons (6 to fasten dress), Extra buttons for cuffs

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Dress with cape collar
        4 1/8 yards of 36” (3.8 meters of 91.5cm) fabric for either version

        Afternoon Dress
        2 1/2 yards of 54” ( 2.3 meters of 1.4meter) fabric
        ½ yard of 36” trimming material (0.5 meters of 91.5cm)

        Cuffs & two capes
        Trimmed cape
        1 3/8 yards of 36” (1.3 meters of 91.5cm) fabric.
        1 ¾ yards of 3” fur trimming (1 meter of 7.6cm)

        11 pieces pattern

        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

        Basket weave, wool, Crepe, jersey, modern day equivalents., tweed, velvet, fur, crepe de chine, satin.

        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.