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  • Model wearing 1950s dress with detachable collar and bow made from Simplicity 2496 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s dress with detachable collar and bow made from Simplicity 2496 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        1950s pattern - Cute Dress

        Princess style dress has low V neckline in front and round back neckline. Portrait collar with notch trim finishes neck edge. V. 1 has short set-in sleeves. Contrast detachable collar and bow trim dress. V.2 is sleeveless. A purchased flower may be worn at neck edge.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 18
        Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip: 40” (101.6cm)
        Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ¾” (42.5cm)
        Finished back length of dress: 46 ½” (118.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        View 1 and 2: 2 spools of thread, bias seam binding (optional). View 1: 12” dress type zipper for left side opening, contrasting thread, double fold bias tape. View 2: 14” neck type zipper for left side opening.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1 or 2 Dress
        *35” or 36” fabric with or without nap, 6 ½ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 5 yds.
        *50” fabric with nap, 4 7/8 yds.
        *50” fabric without nap, 4 ¼ yds.
        *View 1 or 2 Facing (optional) wen nap or heavy fabric is used – 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36” or 39” fabric without nap.
        View 1 Contrasting detachable collar and bow – ¾ yd. of 35”, 36”, 44”, 45” or 50” fabric with or without nap.
        Width of lower edge of dress, 121”
        View 1 or 2 Collar Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32”, 35” or 36” fabric.

        9 pieces pattern

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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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.