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1950s Pattern, Child's One Piece Frilly Party Dress

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50s Frilly Party Dress

1950’s child's one-piece dress, big and little sister fashion. A little girl will be delighted with the swinging full circle skirt and the ruffle trim. There is a back button closing. View 1 rounded neckline is accented with contrasting bias and a bow. Four evenly spaced rows of ruffles trim skirt. Puffed sleeves and tie ends are shown. View 2 skirt, sleeves, bodice and collar are detailed with lace ruffles. There are tie ends. In view 3, lace-trimmed ruffles accent neckline and skirt. A contrasting ribbon belt is used.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate        

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Gingham, Organdie, Chambray, Taffeta, Rayon, Nylon.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 1 1/2 yds (1.4 meters) and 2 3/4 yds (2.5 meters), depending on width of fabric and view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners

Size Guide
Size 4
Chest 23”/58.4cm
Waist 21”/53.3cm
Hip 24”/61cm
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.

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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