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Dawn & Gill

    60s Cape Pattern

    The top-stitched, long or short lined cape with collar and openings for arms in front seams may be made with either front zipper closing or with leather tab and buckle trim.  The A-line skirt without waistband has button trimmed lined yoke and side zipper.  The pants without waistband have side zipper.

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
    Waist: 27” (68.6cm)
    Hip – 9” below waist: 38” (96.5cm)
    Back – neck to waist: 16 ½” (42cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, bias seam binding. Cape: 24” separating zipper (opt.). Three leather tabs with buckles (opt.). Skirt and Pants: 1 yd. of ½” wide cotton twill tape, 7” skirt type zipper. Skirt: Two ½” buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Vintage Size: 14
    Long Cape
    44”, 45” without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
    54” without nap, 2 7/8 yds.
    Lining for long cape
    35”, 36” or 39” without nap, 3 5/8 yds.
    Short Cape
    *Even plaid or plain fabric
    35”, 36” without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    44”, 45” without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    54” without nap, 1 7/8 yds.
    Lining for Short cape
    35”, 36” or 39” without nap, 2 ½ yds.
    Interfacing for long or short cape – ½ yd. 32”, 35”, 36” woven or non-woven fabric.
    Skirt *Even plaid or plain fabric
    44” or 45” without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    54” without nap, 1 ¼ yds.
    Skirt yoke lining -1/2 yd. of 35”, 36” or 39” without nap.
    35”, 36” without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    44”, 45” without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    54” without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    Garment Measurements
    Finished back length of long cape: 40”
    Finished back length of short cape: 29”
    Finished length of skirt: 23”
    Finished length of pants at side seam from waistline seam line: 39 ¾”

    Width of lower edge of long cape: 97 ½”
    Width of lower edge of short cape: 81 ½”
    Width of lower edge of skirt: 53”

    15 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cottons and blends; denim. Synthetics and blends; hopsacking, gabardine, flannel, poplin. Wools and blends; wool gabardine, wool flannel, double knits, bonded jersey. Skirt and short cape also in even plaids. Pants and short cape also in linen. See our Fabric Partners

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    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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.