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  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s pants in two lengths, blouse and overskirt made from Simplicity 1812 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    50s Rockabilly Set

    V.1 blouse has kimono sleeves, round slit neckline. Pants are ankle length. V. 2: blouse with mandarin collar; knee length pants; over skirt. V. 3 blouse matches knee length pants. Over skirt is contrasting. Imagine this set made up with all of the glorious fabrics available? - wow. (1st image - model is wearing a different top - for illustration purposes only).

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 26” (66.1cm)
    Hip: 36” (91.4cm)
    Finished length of skirt: 29 ½” (75cm)
    Finished length of pants at side view 1: 39 ½” (100.3cm)

    Sewing Notions

    V. 1, 2, 3: 2 spools thread, contrast thread, bias seam binding. 10” neck type zipper for blouse side, 9” skirt type zipper for pants side. V. 2: Ribbon – 8 yds. of 1” width.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Vintage Size: 14
    View 1 Blouse
    35”, 36”, 44”, 45” fabric with or without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    52” fabric without nap, 1 1/8 yds.
    View 1 Pants
    35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 1 7/8 yds.
    54” fabric with or without nap, 1 ¾ yds.
    View 2 Blouse and Overskirt
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
    44”, 45” fabric with or without nap, 4 ¼ yds.
    View 2 Pants
    35”, 36” fabric without nap, 1 7/8 yds.
    44”, 45” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
    View 3 Blouse and Pants
    35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    View 3 Overskirt 2 7/8 yds. 35”, 36”, 44”, 45” even lengthwise striped or plain fabric with or without nap,
    Width of lower edge of skirt, 94” (238.8cm)
    View 1 Blouse interfacing (optional) – 3/8 yd. of 25”, 35” or 36” fabric.
    View 2 or 3 Blouse collar interfacing (optional) – 1/8 yd. of 25”, 35” or 36” fabric.
    View 1, 2, 3 Pocket (when nap or heavy fabric is used) – 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36”, 39” fabric.
    1” HEM ALLOWED IN PANTS

    12 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    V.1: cotton, corduroy, rayons, wool. (Blouse also in satin, jersey.) V. 2: cotton, rayons, satin. (Pants also in velveteen.) V.3: (overskirt even lengthwise st. or plain) cottons, velveteen, rayons. (Blouse, pants also in wool.) (Overskirt also in satin). 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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