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Dawn & Gill

    Child's Dress, Bolero Jacket & Panties Pattern

    CHILD’S ONE-PIECE DRESS, BOLERO AND PANTIES; TRANSFER INCLUDED: The sleeveless bodice is styled with a square neckline, and the gathered skirt has grouped tucks. The bolero is fashioned with a Peter pan style collar and short sleeves. Style 1 features lace edging and flower embroidery, and the dress ties at the back. Style 2 has a wide collar and is featured in a striped fabric. Please note you will receive a printed image of original transfer along with the sewing pattern and instructions. 

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 2 (Vintage size)
    Chest: 21”(53.3cm)
    Waist: 20”(50.8cm)
    Hips: 22”(55.9cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of:
    Dress: 18”(45.8cm)
    Bolero: 7 3/8” (18.8cm)

    Sewing Notions

    STYLE 1: - DRESS – 2 spools of Thread; 4 Buttons; Hooks and Eyes; Embroidery Thread. BOLERO – 2 spools of Thread; 3 Buttons; Embroidery Thread. STYLE 2: - DRESS – 2 spools of Thread; Zipper for back opening; 6” for Size 1, 7” for Size 2; 8” for Sizes 3 and 4, 9” for Size 5, 10” for Size 6; Hook and Eye. BOLERO – 2 spools of Thread; 3 Buttons. PANTIES: - 2 spools of Thread.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    FABRIC REQUIRED Extra Fabric is required for plaids and napped fabrics.
    Size: 2 (Vintage size)
    35" fabric, 2 ¾ yds.
    39" fabric, 2 ½ yds.
    44" fabric, 2 1/8 yds.
    35" lengthwise striped fabric, 1 7/8 yds.
    39" lengthwise striped fabric, 1 ¾ yds.
    35" fabric, 7/8 yd.
    39" fabric, ¾ yd.
    Width Around Lower Edge of Dress, 67 ½” (171.5cm)
    4" hem on Dress, Zipper for Style 2: 6" for Size 1, 7" for Size 2, 8" for Sizes 3 and 4, 9" for Size 5, 10" for Size 6.
    STYLE 1, LACE EDGING 5/8" wide, 5 ¼ yds.
    35" fabric, ¾ yd.
    39" fabric, 3/8 yd.
    ELASTIC - 3/8" width, 1 ¼ yds.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Style 1: Cotton, rayon, organdie. Style 2: Lengthwise striped cotton, chambray, rayon. Bolero: Cotton, rayon, Panties: Cotton, rayon. 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.