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  • Model wearing long or short shorts, bra tops, over-blouse made from Butterick 5265 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Bra-top & Beach Set Pattern

        (A)Sun duo: halter necked bra-top with a turned down cuff-band and short, cuffed shorts. (B) Sleeveless, belted middy overblouse with convertible collar and side slits. (C) Dapper, cuffed, long shorts that end below the knee.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip: 39” (99.1cm)
        Finished length from back of neck to lower edge of overblouse –
        1 ½” turn-up: 28 ¾” (73.1cm)
        Finished length at side of shorts from natural waistline –
        View A: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)
        View C: 32 ½” (82.6cm)

        Sewing Notions

        View C, 1/8 yd. 35” Interfacing for Band. 1 Button for Shorts.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ½ yds.
        39” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 3/8 yds.
        54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 5/8 yds.
        35” INTERFACING, 5/8 yd.
        35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 1/8 ds.
        39” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 yds.
        54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 ¼ yds.
        *(Crosswise stripes)
        35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ½ yds.
        39” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ¼ yds.
        54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 7/8 yds.

        Note: The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage
        Width at bottom of each leg: Size 16, View A, 26 ½”; View C, 21 ¼”.

        15 Piece Pattern

        Imperial to Metric Conversion Guide

        Yards to Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛ yard   11.4cm
        ¼ yard   22.9cm
        ⅓ yard  30.5cm
        ⅜ yard  34.3cm
        ½ yard  45.7cm
        ⅝ yard   57.2cm
        ⅔ yard   61cm
        ¾ yard   68.6cm
        1 yard   91.4cm
        1¼ yard   114.3cm
        1½ yard   137.2cm
        1¾ yard   160cm
        2 yards   182.9cm
        2¼ yards   205.7cm
        2½ yards   228.6cm
        2¾ yards   251.5cm
        3 yards   274.3cm
        3½ yards   320cm
         4 yards  365.8cm

         Inches to Millimeters/Centimeter

        Imperial Metric
        ⅛" 3mm
         ¼" 6mm
         ⅓" 8mm
         ⅜" 10mm 
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ⅔" 17mm
         ¾" 19mm
         1" 2.5cm 
         1¼" 3.2cm 
         1½" 3.8cm 
         1¾" 4.4cm 
         2" 5.1cm 
         2¼" 5.7cm 
         2½" 6.4cm 
         2¾" 7.0cm 
         3" 7.6cm 
         3¼" 8.25cm
         3½" 8.9cm
         4" 10.2cm 
         4½" 11.4cm
         5" 12.7cm
         5½" 14cm 
         6" 15.2cm 
         7" 17.8cm 
         8" 20.3cm 
         9" 22.9cm 
         10" 25.4cm 
         11" 28cm 
         12" 30.5cm 

        Roll Width (Inches to Centimeters)

        Imperial Centimeters
        35"  88.9cm 
        36" 91.44cm 
        38" 96.52cm 
        39" 99.06cm 
        42"   106.68cm
        48" 121.92cm 
        54"  137.16cm

        Seam Allowances

        Imperial Metric
        ¼" 6mm
        ⅜" 10mm
         ½" 12mm
         ⅝" 16mm
         ¾" 19mm

        Recommended Fabrics

        Bra & Shorts: Linen, Pique, Denim, Rayon Gabardine, Shantung Wool Jersey. Over blouse: Wool Jersey (in Plain or Crosswise Stripes), Terry Cloth, Denim, Pique, Linen. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level


        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.