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  • Model wearing 1950s dress made from McCall’s 3472 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s dress made from McCall’s 3472 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        Vintage 50s Slim or Full Skirt 

        Three styles to choose from this beautiful 1955 pattern. A sure winner for all occasions. Three styles of sleeves, two styles of skirt - with or without skirt drape. Add your own finishing touched e.g. braid, sequins  or leave plain - a very flattering and gorgeous example of this silhouette era. pattern includes a size adjustment guide.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern. 

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 18
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        *Hip: 39” (99.1cm)
        Back Waist length: 16 ¾” (42.5cm)
        Finished Dress length from back of neck: 47 ¼” (120cm)
        (2” hem)
        Width at lower edge of A-C: 101” (256.5cm)
        Width at lower edge of B: 51 ½” (130.8cm)
        *If your hip is larger, adjust pattern as shown on CUT AND SEW GUIDE.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread, 6” General Use Zipper for Side Opening

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A – Bordered Fabric
        35” (Border on One Selvage Only), 4 7/8 yds.
        VIEW B -
        45” Without Nap*, 3 ¾ yds.
        52” Without Nap*, 3 1/8 yds.
        7/8 yd. Braid or Novelty Banding, 3 ¾ yds.
        Interfacing for Belt – 25” Sheer Canvas or Non-woven Interfacing
        12” Dress Placket Zipper for Side Opening, 1/8 yd.
        VIEW C –
        35” Without Nap*, 5 yds.
        42” Without Nap*, 4 ½ yds.
        VIEW A or C –
        1” Belt Backing (optional), 1 1/8 yds.
        6” General Use Zipper for Waist Side Opening
        VIEW B or C – GUIMPE
        35” Without Nap*, 1 1/8 yds.
        39” Without Nap*, 1 1/8 yds.
        6” General Use Zipper for Side Opening
        *WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

        22 pieces pattern

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        What You Will Receive

        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.