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1950s Pattern, Bridgette Bardot Style Dress

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1950s Rockabilly Dress

'Fashion may not be a weapon, but it gives her the ammunition' - Bridgette Bardot. This is the pink gingham dress by Jacques Esterel that Bridgette Bardot wore on her wedding day in the summer of 1959. There are three versions of necklines, with buttons to the front and 3/4 sleeves, cinched in waists and gathered knee length skirts. Known mostly for the Dorothy-association and its place at a picnic, the checked print has received a sexy-cool upgrade for todays modern woman and is widely copied and helped gingham to become fashionable once again.

Offered as: Paper Pattern or the Original.

Suitable for: Bust 31.5” (80cm), Waist” 24.5 (63 cm), Hip 33.5” (85cm)

Difficulty Level: Beginner sewing pattern skills
Recommended fabrics: Cotton, Satin, Swiss, Gingham, Crepe, Organza’s, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended. Extra fabric is required if matching stripes or plaids.

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Based on availability: 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.
If you choose to purchase the Original pattern, you will have bought a piece of history!
Please note; Our vintage patterns are of the era, and will include age related wear and tear, and of course are still usable.

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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