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  • Model wearing 1950s one-piece dress made from Simplicity 4638 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s one-piece dress made from Simplicity 4638 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s one-piece dress made from Simplicity 4638 pattern
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  • Model wearing 1950s one-piece dress made from Simplicity 4638 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s one-piece dress made from Simplicity 4638 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        1950s Peasant Style Dress

        Dress may be worn on or off the shoulder. Bodice upper front gathers and joins to a fitted midriff. Neck and sleeve edges are gathered and bound. Elastic controls upper edge of sleeve. Side seam pockets are featured in the full circle skirt. Self or ribbon tie belt may be used.

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 14
        Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
        Waist: 26” (66cm)
        Hip: 35” (88.9cm)
        Finished Back Length of Dress: 45.5” (115.6cm)

        Vintage Size: 16
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 28” (71.2cm)
        Hip: 37” (94cm)
        Finished Back Length of Dress: 46” (116.8cm)


        Sewing Notions

        2 spools of Thread; Bias Seam Binding – (Optional); 12” Zipper for dress side opening; Belt, Buckle – (Optional).

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.

        Bust 32"
        DRESS
        35” or 36” fabric, 4 7/8 yds.
        39” fabric, 4 1/2 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric, 4 1/8 yds.
        50” fabric, 3 5/8 yds.
        BELT BACKING (OPTIONAL)
        ¾” or 1” wide, 1 yd.
        RIBBON BELT (OPTIONAL) –1/2 yds. of 1” width.
        ELASTIC – 1/8” width, ½ yd.
        Width Around Lower Edge of Dress, 212”

        5/8” HEM ALLOWED IN DRESS

        9 pieces pattern

        Bust 34"
        DRESS
        35” or 36” fabric, 5 yds.
        39” fabric, 4 ¾ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric, 4 3/8 yds.
        50” fabric, 3 5/8 yds.
        BELT BACKING (OPTIONAL)
        ¾” or 1” wide, 1 yd.
        RIBBON BELT (OPTIONAL) – 1 ¾ yds. of 1” width.
        ELASTIC – 1/8” width, ½ yd.
        Width Around Lower Edge of Dress, 214”

        5/8” HEM ALLOWED IN DRESS

        9 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cotton, organdy, gingham, plisse, voile, eyelet and embroidered cotton, silk, sheer rayons, novelty sheers, shantung, taffeta. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        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.