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Dawn & Gill

    1950s pattern - Dress or Housecoat

    A very versatile sewing pattern that can be worn as a dress or a housecoat which can be worn loose or cinched in at the waist with a belt. Buttoned to front with either short or long sleeves; collar which can be worn open or buttoned up. Very versatile!

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 40” (101.6cm)
    Waist: 32” (81.3cm)
    Hip: 42” (106.7cm)
    Back waist length: 17” (43.2cm)
    Finished length from back of regular neckline: 47 ¼” (120.1cm)
    (2 5/8” hem)
    Width at lower edge: 98” (249cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, Optional Seam Binding, Five 1 ½” Buttons, 1 Snap, Optional Purchased Belt or Buckle, Optional Buttonhole Twist.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Vintage Size: 20
    VIEW A –
    35” Without Nap*, 4 7/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap*, 3 ¾ yds.
    Contrast Panels and Trim
    35” Fabric, 1 ½ yds.
    45” Fabric, 1 1/8 yds.
    VIEW B –
    35” Without Nap*, 5 1/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap*, 3 7/8 yds.
    52” Without Nap*, 3 3/8 yds.
    Contrast Panels & Belt –
    35” or 52”, 1 1/8 yds.
    1” Belt Backing (optional), 1 1/8 yds.
    VIEW A or B –
    Interfacing for Front & Collar – 25” Sheer Canvas or Non-woven Interfacing, 1 3/8 yds.
    *WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

    10 pieces pattern

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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.