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  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s jumper with two skirts and blouse made from Simplicity 3079 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        1950s Pattern - Queens Gambitt 'V' Pinafore Dress

        Blouse has wide collar, long set-in sleeves gathered into French cuffs and button front closing. Jumper has deep V front neckline and top-stitching detail. V.1 jumper has full softly pleated skirt. Shaped self belt may be fastened with button and buttonhole or nylon tape closure. V.2 has slim skirt with soft pleats at front waistline and back kick pleat. Belt is purchased.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 12
        Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
        Waist: 25” (63.5cm)
        Hip: 34” (86.4cm)
        Back length – neck base to waist: 16” (40.7cm)
        Finished back length of blouse: 22 ¼” (56.5cm)
        Finished back length of jumper: 43” (109.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Blouse V.1 and 2: Thread, 4 buttons for front, 4 buttons for cuff links. Jumper V. 1 and 2: Thread, 24” neck type zipper for center back opening. Belt V. 1: Two 3” zig-zag wires (opt.), 4” of nylon tape closure (opt.), 1 button. Jumper V.2 : Belt.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1 Blouse
        35” or 36” fabric without nap,2 ¼ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 1 ½ yds.
        View 1 Jumper Even plaid or plain fabric
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 3/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 2 ¾ yds.

        View 2 Blouse
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.

        View 2 Jumper
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 1/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
        Width lower edge view 1 jumper, 88”
        Width lower edge view 2 jumper, 44”
        View 1 or 2 Blouse interfacing (opt.) ½ yd. 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.
        View 1 or 2 Jumper interfacing – ¼ yd. of 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.
        View 1 Belt interfacing (heavy) 3/8 yd. of 25”, 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.

        3” HEM ALLOWED IN JUMPER VIEW 1-2

        17 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        All garments (V.1 jumper even plaid or plain): Cottons and blends; broadcloth, chambray, calico. Linen, Rayons, silk and synthetics; faille, sharkskin, shantung. Wools; jersey, crepe. Jumper also in flannel, tweeds. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / Intermediate

        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.