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  • Model wearing 1970s dress or tunic and trousers (smocking transfer included) made from Style 3837 pattern
  • Model wearing 1970s dress or tunic and trousers (smocking transfer included) made from Style 3837 pattern
  • Model wearing 1970s dress or tunic and trousers (smocking transfer included) made from Style 3837 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    70s Dress or Tunic & Trouser Pattern

    Dress or tunic has high-line bodice with panelled front, slightly gathered skirt, back zipper and long sleeves gathered into armholes with shirring elastic at wrists forming frill. View 1 and 2 have collar and smocked bodice front. View 3 has lowered neckline. Trousers have side zipper and waistband. (Copy of Smocking Transfer Included)

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 10
    Bust: 32 ½” (82.5cm)
    Waist: 25” (63.5cm)
    Hip: 34 ½” (87.6cm)
    Back – neck to waist: 16” (40.7cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, seam binding. Dress and tunic: 22” zipper, shirring elastic. View 1 dress and View 2 tunic: 2 skeins of 3 colours of embroidery cotton or floss. Trousers: 8” zipper, 1” wide petersham for waistband.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    View 1 Dress
    35” or 36” without nap, 6 yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 4 ½ yds.
    View 2 Tunic and trousers
    35” or 36” without nap, 6 yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 4 7/8 yds.
    View 3 Dress
    35” or 36” without nap, 5 ½ yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 4 yds.
    54” without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    Garment measurements
    Finished back length of dress, 54”
    Finished back length of tunic, 29”
    Side length of trousers, 42”
    Width at lower edge of dress, 85 ½”
    Width at lower edge of tunic, 60 ½”
    Each leg of trousers, 23 ¾”

    Bodice 1 or 2 for smocking width 22” to fit base 6” at square neck to 7 ½ “– 8” neck.

    17 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton, rayon, brushed rayon, crepe, silk and synthetics. View 3 also in fine woollen and wool crepe. 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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