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      Dawn & Gill

        70s Inspired Dress Pattern

        Fabulous for your holidays or just lazing about at home...

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

        Size Guide

        Vintage Size: S (10-12)
        Bust: 32 ½” – 34” (82.5cm – 86.4cm)
        Waist: 25” – 26 ½” (63.5cm – 67.3cm)
        Hip: 34 ½” – 36” (87.6cm – 91.4cm)
        Back-neck to waist: 16” – 16 ¼” (40.7cm – 41.3cm)

        Vintage Size: M (14-16)
        Bust: 36” – 38” (91.4cm – 96.5cm)
        Waist: 28” – 30” (71.2cm – 76.2cm)
        Hip: 38” – 40” (96.5cm – 101.6cm)
        Back-neck to waist: 16 ½” – 16 ¾” (42cm – 42.5cm)

        Vintage Size: L (18-20)
        Bust: 40” - 42” (101.6cm – 106.7cm)
        Waist: 32” – 34” (81.3cm – 86.4cm)
        Hip: 42” – 44” (106.7cm – 111.8cm)
        Back-neck to waist: 17” – 17 ¼” (43.2cm – 43.8cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Thread. A: One 22” zipper, one hook and eye, 4 ¾ yd. of ½” wide hem tape. B: 2 ¾ yd. of ½” wide hem tape, one ½” button. Look for Simplicity Trims.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Vintage Size: S (10-12)
        Sizes-European: 36 -38
        A Caftan
        45” **, 4 yds.
        60” **, 4 yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 6 3/8 yds. each of ¼”, 5/8”, and 1 ¼” wide
        B Caftan
        45” **, 3 ¾ yds.
        60” **, 3 ½ yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 1 ¾ yds. each of ½” wide twill tape or ribbon
        FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest and Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A Bust: 37 ½” (95.3cm)
        Finished back length form base of neck:
        A, B: 54” (137cm)

        Vintage Size: M (14-16)
        Sizes-European: 40 – 42
        A Caftan
        45” **, 6 5/8 yds.
        60” **, 4 1/8 yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 6 3/8 yds. each of ¼”, 5/8”, and 1 ¼” wide
        B Caftan
        45” **, 6 yds.
        60” **, 3 ½ yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 1 ¾ yds. each of ½” wide twill tape or ribbon
        FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest and Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A Bust: 41 ½” (105.4cm)
        Finished back length form base of neck:
        A, B: 54 ½” (138.4cm)

        Vintage Size: L (18-20)
        Sizes-European: 44 – 46

        A Caftan
        45” **, 6 5/8 yds.
        60” **, 4 1/8 yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 6 3/8 yds. each of ¼”, 5/8”, and 1 ¼” wide
        B Caftan
        45” **, 6 yds.
        60” **, 3 ½ yds.
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 20” to 25” wide lightweight fusible, such as Pellon
        Flexible trim – 1 ¾ yds. each of ½” wide twill tape or ribbon
        FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest and Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A Bust: 45 ½” (115.6cm)
        Finished back length form base of neck:
        A, B: 55” (139.7cm)

        *without nap **with nap ***with or without nap

        9 pieces pattern

        Recommended Fabrics

        Batiks, Cotton Types, Crepe, Linen Types, Silky Types. A also in Sateen. B also in Crushed Velvet. Extra fabric needed to match plaids.
        Stripes or one-way design fabrics.
        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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