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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage 1950s Pattern - Midi Dress

    Dress with fitted bodice and V back, seams joining to the middle front to widening shoulder straps. Skirt is flared and midi in length. Depending on the fabric this dress will look fabulous dressed up or dressed down.

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 20
    Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
    Waist: 32” (81.3cm)
    Hip (7” below natural waistline): 41” (104c)
    Finished length from natural waistline: 30 ¼” (76.8cm)
    (2” hem allowed)
    Width at lower edge, about: 195 ½” (496.6cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    35” Fabric Without Nap**, 7 yds.
    39” Fabric Without Nap**, 6 7/8 yds.
    42” Fabric Without Nap**, 6 3/8 yds.
    45” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 ½ yds.
    50” Fabric Without Nap**, 4 ¾ yds.
    NOTE: When Sheer Print Fabric is Used, Make Front Stay of Solid Fabric or Net.
    Front Stay – 35” Fabric or Net, 3/8 yd.
    1” Wide Belt Backing, 1 1/8 yds.
    12” Dress Placket Slide Fastener for Side Opening

    *WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

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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.