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Dawn & Gill

    Rockabilly Swing Dress Pattern

    MISSES’ PRINCESS LINE DRESS (11 Piece). (A) Button trim gives double-breasted effect to a princess dress with contrast collar, below-elbow sleeves. (B) Short sleeved dress, shallow neckline front and back, contrast ribbon trim. (C) Portrait neckline, contrast collar.

    Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust 36” (91 cm)
    Waist 28” (71 cm)
    Hips 38” (97 cm)

    Finished length from back of neck to lower edge, View A - 2" hem allowed, 47"

    Finished back length of dress from natural waistline, View B & C - 2" hem allowed.

    Sewing Notions

    12" Dress Placket Zipper for side opening. View 1, 7" neck type zipper for back neck opening.

    About 5 1/2 yds. Seam Binding. Purchased belt if desired. VIEW A: 8 buttons, purchased tailored shoulder pads. VIEWS A or B: 1/4 yd. 25" interfacing. VIEW B: 3/4 yd. 1 1/4" ribbon. VIEW C: 1/2 yd. 25" interfacing.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A
    35" fabric (no nap), 5 1/4 yds.
    44" fabric (no nap), 4 3/8 yds.
    54" fabric (no nap), 3 1/2 yds.
    CONTRAST COLLAR 35", 1/4 yd.

    VIEW B
    35" fabric (no nap), 4 7/8 yds.
    41" fabric (no nap), 4 1/2 yds.
    44" fabric (no nap), 4 yds.

    VIEW C
    35" fabric (no nap), 4 7/8 yds.
    44" fabric (no nap), 3 7/8 yds.
    CONTRAST COLLAR 35", 3/8 yd.

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    Skill Level

    Beginner / Intermediate

    What You Will Receive

    After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size, full scale pattern pieces.

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