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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage 1955 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 and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF Download.

    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

    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

    Recommended Fabrics

    Border Print Cotton, Polished Cotton, Shantung, Wool Jersey, Crepe, Printed Cotton, Faille, Pongee, Peau de Sole. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / 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 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.