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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Dancing in the Diner, Rockabilly Shirt Dress

    A gem of a dress for this era! We just love love love this dress! An easily made dress with a roll collar buttoned to the waist. Skirt and sleeves could be finished with braid or embroidery if desired. An extremely rare sewing pattern that will take you from daytime to night-time. Just pull-on your jacket, lace up your sneakers, and off you go or pull on your gloves, lace up your shoes and you are ready for that special occasion. A very versatile indeed.

    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: 30" (76.2cm)
    Hips: 39" (99.1cm)

    Sewing Notions

    To complete garment you will need :- Matching sewing cotton or silk. Buttons. Shoulder Pads.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    32" Material, 3 3/4 yds.
    54" Material, 2 1/2 yds.
    Insertion of Braid 1" 1/2' wide, 5 3/8 yds.
    1" 1/2' webbing for hem of dress if desired 3 1/8 yds.
    Finished Length from Back of Neck to Hem

    Width round lower edge of Skirt size 34" is about 3 yds. 2" Hem allowed.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Rayon, Silks, Cottons, Linen, Jersey, Fine Wool. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / Intermediate

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