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      Dawn & Gill

        50's Glamorous Wiggle Dress with Overskirt & Bolero

        Say hello to Audrey! Sleeveless dress has low round neckline, a raised waistline seam, self fabric bias trim and a slim skirt with a back vent. Contrast overskirt is gathered to dress fabric waistband. Waistband fastens in back under bow. V.1 short jacket has round neckline, kimono sleeves, bias trim and fastens under bow.

        To see the tutorial for the Audrey dress, please see Arietta's Youtube here:

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 16
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
        Hip: 38” (96.5cm)
        Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ½” (42cm)
        Finished back length of dress: 44” (111.8cm)
        Finished back length of jacket: 14 ¼” (36.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        View 1 and 2: 2 spools of thread, bias seam binding (optional), 16” neck type zipper for dress back opening.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1 Dress and Jacket
        35” or 36” fabric with nap, 4 3/8 yds.
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
        41”, 42” fabric with or without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        50” fabric with or without nap, 3 1/8 yds.
        View 2 Dress
        35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 3 1/8 yds.
        41”, 42” fabric with or without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
        50” fabric with or without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
        View 1 or 2 Bodice facings (optional) when heavy fabric is used – 3/8 yd. 35”, 36” or 39” lightweight fabric.
        View 1 or 2 Overskirt 35”, 36”, 44” or 45” lace or embroidered flouncing, 3 ½ yds.
        35”, 36” plain fabric without nap, 3 ½ yds.
        41”, 42”, 44” or 45” plain fabric without nap, 4 5/8 yds.
        72” net, 1 ¾ yds.
        Width of lower edge of dress, 41 ½” (105cm)
        View 1 Jacket lining
        35”, 36”, 39” fabric without nap, 1 1/8 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 7/8 yd.

        15 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        V.1 dress and jacket: V. 2 dress: Cottons and blends: sateen, velveteen. Linen. Rayons, silks and synthetics: faille, shantung, brocade, crepe, satin, peau de sole. Overskirt, both views, lace, embroidered flouncing, sheers, taffeta, net. See our Fabric Partners

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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.