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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Pattern - Rockabilly Vestee Dress

    Dress may feature slim skirt, view 1, or flared skirt, view 2. Wide collar outlines V-neckline which is finished with button trimmed vestee. Dress may have short set-in sleeves or be sleeveless. V. 1 detachable collar is contrasting. V. 2 collar is detailed with top-stitching.

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 16
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
    Hip: 37” (94cm)
    Finished Back Length of View 1 and 2: 47” (119.4cm)

    Sewing Notions

    VIEW 1 AND 2: - 2 spools of Thread; 12” Dress Type Zipper for side opening of dress; 1 Button; Bias Binding; Belt, Buckle – (Optional). VIEW 1: - Double Fold Bias Tape; Tailored Shoulder Pads – (Optional).

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW 1
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    39” fabric without nap, 3 5/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    35”, 36” or 39” fabric without nap, 7/8 yd.
    VIEW 2
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 1/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
    50” fabric without nap, 3 1/8 yds.
    Width Around Lower Edge of View 1, 51 ¾”
    Width Around Lower Edge of View 2, 106 ½”
    VIEW 1 – SKIRT INTERFACING … 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36” or 39” fabric.
    25”, 32”, 35” or 36” fabric, 5/8 yd.


    12 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    TYPES: - V. 1: Cotton, denim, linen, pique, cotton tweed, rayon, butcher linen, tissue faille, sharkskin, wool. Contrast: Cotton, linen, rayon, silk. V. 2: Cotton, chambray, broadcloth, pique, linen, polished cotton, rayon, taffeta, shantung, faille. 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.