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  • Model wearing 1950s housecoat and house dress in two lengths made from Simplicity 1819 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s housecoat and house dress in two lengths made from Simplicity 1819 pattern
  • Line drawings of housecoats.
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Versatile Dress Pattern

        All views have kimono sleeves and surplice styling. Full skirt may have pockets in side seams and front is softly pleated. V.1, long housecoat, has ¾ sleeves and buttons at waist. V. 2 has ¾ sleeves, buttoned waistline, contrast piping, contrast binding and lace edging trim. V. 3 has bow trimmed short sleeves, buttoned waistline. V4 has short sleeves, buttoned waistline. V. 4 has short sleeves, contrast collar and tie ends.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 14
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 26” (66.1cm)
        Hip: 36” (91.4cm)
        Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)
        Finished back length of view 1: 56” (142cm)
        Finished back length of view 2, 3, 4: 45 ½” (115.6cm)

        Sewing Notions

        V. 1, 2, 3 and 4: 2 spools thread, bias seam binding (optional). V. 1, 2 and 3: 2 buttons. V. 3 and 4: contrast thread. V. 3: 1 pkg. of 1” wide bias binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 6 ¼ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 5 ½ yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 4 1/8 yds.
        View 2
        35” or 36” fabric with nap, 5 3/8 yds.
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
        View 3 or 4
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 ½ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 ½ yds.
        Width of lower edge of view 1: 113”
        Width of lower edge of v. 2, 3, 4: 95”
        View 3 Lace edging ¾” wide, 3 3/8 yds.
        View 2 Contrasting piping – 3/8 yd. of 35” or 36” fabric.
        View 4 Contrasting collar and tie ends
        35” or 36” fabric without nap,
        44” or 45” fabric without nap,

        2” HEM ALLOWED IN VIEW 1-2-3-4
        11 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        All views: cottons, pique, plisse, gingham, chintz, linen, rayons, taffeta, challis, moire, brocade. V.1 also in: wool. V.2 also in corduroy. V. 2 contrast: cotton. V.4 contrast: cottons, rayons. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        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 resealable envelope for easy storage.

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