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  • Model wearing 1950s waistcoat and skirt made from Economy Design E45 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s waistcoat and skirt made from Economy Design E45 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        The 50s Skirt & Weskit Pattern

        The ever fashionable waistcoat, weskit with buttons to the front and nipped in waist forming points. Flared skirt with front seam teams with it beautifully.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
        Waist: 32” (81.3cm)
        Hip: 41” (104cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching Sewing Cotton or Silk. Buttons.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        With Nap or up or down Design.
        Bust Size: 38” (96.5cm)
        Skirt
        54” Material, 1 7/8 yds.
        With or Without Nap or up or down Design.
        Waistcoat & Skirt
        54” Material, 2 3/8 yds.
        Waistcoat
        54” Material, ¾ yd.
        Waistcoat
        36” Material, 1 1/8 yds.
        Skirt
        54” Material, 1 5/8 yds.
        Skirt
        36” Material, 2 ½ yds.
        Skirt & Waistcoat
        36” Material, 3 5/8 yds.
        Finished Back Length of Skirt, 30 ½” (77.5cm)
        Width round lower edge of skirt size 36” is about 3 yds.
        2” Hem allowed. ½” Turnings allowed on all seams.

        8 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        Woollens, Suitings, Linens, Heavy Rayons, Corduroy See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / 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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage.