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Dawn & Gill

    The 1940s / 1980s Picture Perfect Dress

    Picture yourself in this attractive day dress in three styles, echoing the 1940’s and of course which the 1980s style came from. Perfect for day and workwear wear; mix with matching contrasting fabrics to give you the uniqueness you deserve! The dress features a button neck opening and side zip fastening, dart fitted, welt pockets in front seams with either long sleeves with cuffs, three-quarter sleeves or short sleeves. Perfect for adding a touch of modern, with a short jacket and sneakers or even add a hat for a wedding.  Very versatile indeed!

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

    Size Guide

    Size: 12 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 30" (76.2cm)
    Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
    Hip (7” below natural waistline): 33" (83.82cm)
    *Finished length from back of neck: 42” (106.7cm)
    Width at lower edge: 54” (137.2cm)

    *2” hem allowed.

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread, 9” Slide Fastener For Side Opening

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A -
    39” Material (With or without nap), 3 yds.
    42” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    52” Material (Without nap), 2 1/8 yds.
    VIEW B -
    39” Material (With or without nap), 3 yds.
    42” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    52” Material (Without nap), 2 1/8 yds.
    VIEW C -
    35” Material (Without nap), 2 7/8 yds.
    39” Material (Without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    42” Material (Without nap), 2 ½ yds.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Printed rayon, Viscose, Cotton, Silk, Crepe, Tub silk, Jersey, Satin. See our Fabric Partners

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