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  • Model wearing 1950s wrap-around house dress made from Simplicity 1028 pattern
  • Model wearing 1950s wrap-around house dress made from Simplicity 1028 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Wrap-Around Dress, Housecoat

        This comfortable easy-to-wear style features bodice front, collar and center front skirt panel cut in one. Two large handy pockets are sewn in side front panel seams of skirt. V. 1 long sleeves have turn back cuffs. Rick rock accents this view. V. 3 has bias trim. Sleeves are short. There is a button closing. 

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: 18
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip: 39” (99.1cm)
        Finished Back Length of Dress: 47 ½” (120.6cm)

        Sewing Notions

        VIEW 1, 2 AND 3: - 2 spools of Thread; Bias Seam Binding – (Optional); VIEW 1: - 2 Buttons. VIEW 2: - 2 Packages Medium Rick-rock Braid. VIEW 3: - Double Fold Bias Tape; 3 Buttons.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW 1
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 7/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
        VIEW 2
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 7/8 yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 5 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 5/8 yds.
        VIEW 3
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 ¼ yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 4 7/8 yds.
        54” fabric without nap, 3 3/8 yds.
        Width Around Lower Edge of Dress, 87”

        Finished back Length of Dress 47.5" (120.65cm)

        14 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        V. 1: Cottons, gingham, chambray, polished cotton, wool, jersey. V.2: Corduroy, taffeta, nylon, rayon, butcher rayon, faille. V. 3: Cotton, plisse, embossed cotton, linen, pique, nylon, rayon, wool. See our Fabric Partners

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        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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