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  • Woman in bathing costume and sunglasses.
  • Woman in bathing costume and beach jacket.
  • Line drawing of back views of swimsuit and beach coat.
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Dawn & Gill

    50s Bather & Beach Coat

    This figure-flattering princess line suit may be worn with or without straps and may be covered-up with its own sleeveless mandarin style beach coat in matching or contrasting fabric. The upper front of the bathing suit and the waistline, front and back, are fitted with darts. Suit is lined and has elastic at leg edges. The coat is fitted with darts at the front shoulder.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34 ” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 28” (71cm)
    Hips: 37” (94cm)

    Finished Back Length of Coat: 31 ½” (80.1cm)
    Finished Back Length of Bathing Suit: 30 ½” (77.5cm)

    Sewing Notions

    VIEW 1 AND 2: 2 spools of Thread; Contrasting Thread; 14” Neck Type Zipper for bathing suit back opening; 4 Buttons – (Optional).

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
    VIEW 1 – COAT AND BATHING SUIT – LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
    VIEW 1 – CONTRASTING TRIM FOR BATHING SUIT AND COAT
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 yd.
    VIEW “ – COAT BANDS AND BATHING SUIT
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 7/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 1 5/8 yds.
    44” or $5” fabric without nap, 1 ½ yds.
    VIEW 2 – COAT AND TRIM FOR BATHING SUIT
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 2 1/8 yds.
    44” or $5” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
    Width of Lower Edge Bathing Suit, 67 ½”
    VIEW 1 OR 2 – BATHING SUIT LINING
    52” jersey, 7/8 yd.
    VIEW 1 OR 2 – ELASTIC FOR BATHING SUIT – 1 3/8 yds. of ¼” width,
    VIEW 1 OR 2 – FEATHERBONING FOR BATHING SUIT – 1 ¼ yds.

    Recommended Fabrics

    V.1 (lengthwise stripe or plain): linen, pique, cotton, poplin, cotton cord, denim, rayons, sharkskin, synthetic cotton blends. (Contrast): cotton. V.2 (suit, contrasting coat and bands): cotton, denim, rayons. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    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 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.