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      Dawn & Gill

        30s Old Hollywood Dress Pattern

        This dainty frock has a charming soft silhouette, featuring a graceful cape, inserted peplums and circular side sections to the skirt, which can be made shorter. The cape top can be made sleeveless or have long sleeves.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 32" (81cm)
        Hips: 35” (89cm)
        Entire back length from shoulder: 53” (135cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        MATERIAL REQUIRED – NO hem allowed
        View 1 – Longer-length sleeve-less frock with collar
        Without nap
        *35”, 5 ¼ yds.
        *39”, 4 ¾ yds.
        44”, 4 ¼ yds.
        View 2 – Shorter-length frock with long sleeves and contrasting collar
        For collar
        *35”, 4 5/8 yds.
        *39”, 4 ¼ yds.
        44”, 3 ¾ yds.
        35”, 5/8 yds.

        *Note: Side section F is laid crosswise in these widths, and peplum E is laid crosswise in 35” width.

        Important: Note that the allowance on all seams is 3/8”.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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        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.