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Dawn & Gill

    70s 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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