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      Dawn & Gill

        Vintage Ball Gown Pattern

        With attached stole or strapless, this beautiful strapless evening or bridal, wedding gown with beautifully moulded bodice and flowing bouffant skirt (view B) adds a new detail in (view A) the wispy, floating stole-scarf that is attached to one side then drapes around the shoulders.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern

        Size Guide

        (14-16-18-20)

        Size 14
        Bust 36” (92cm)
        Waist 28” (71cm)
        Hips 38” (97cm)

        Size 16
        Bust 38” (97cm)
        Waist 30” (76cm)
        Hips 40” (102cm)

        Size 18
        Bust 40” (102cm)
        Waist 32” (81cm)
        Hips 42” (107cm)

        Size 20
        Bust 42” (107cm)
        Waist 34” (87cm)
        Hips 44” (112cm)


        Sewing Notions

        14” Zipper, 1 5/8 yds. of ¼” Covered Boning, Hooks and Eyes.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MULTI-SIZED FOR CUSTOM FIT
        Vintage Size: 14
        DRESS A, B
        45” *, 8 ¼ yds.
        60” *, 5 ½ yds.
        UNDERLINING/LINING A, B
        45”, 6 1/8 yds.
        CONTRAST B (Drape)
        45”, 60” **, 2 ½ yds.
        Back length from base of your neck
        Dress A, B: 59 ½”

        Vintage Size: 16
        DRESS A, B
        45” *, 8 ¼ yds.
        60” *, 5 ½ yds.
        UNDERLINING/LINING A, B
        45”, 6 3/8 yds.
        CONTRAST B (Drape)
        45”, 60” **, 2 ½ yds.
        Back length from base of your neck
        Dress A, B: 59 ¾”

        Vintage Size: 18
        DRESS A, B
        45” *, 8 ¼ yds.
        60” *, 5 ½ yds.
        UNDERLINING/LINING A, B
        45”, 6 ½ yds.
        CONTRAST B (Drape)
        45”, 60” **, 2 5/8 yds.
        Back length from base of your neck
        Dress A, B: 60”

        Vintage Size: 20
        DRESS A, B
        45” *, 8 ¼ yds.
        60” *, 5 5/8 yds.
        UNDERLINING/LINING A, B
        45”, 6 ¾ yds.
        CONTRAST B (Drape)
        45”, 60” **, 2 5/8 yds.
        Back length from base of your neck
        Dress A, B: 60 ¼”
        *with nap. **without nap

        Recommended Fabrics

        Dress A, B: Shantung, Taffeta and Satin. Contrast B: Chiffon and Organza. Underlining/Lining: Lining Fabrics. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals, plaids or stripes. Use nap yardages/layouts for pile, shaded or one-way design fabrics. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.

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