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Dawn & Gill

    50s Starlet Dress Pattern

    Softly curving yoke simulates a short bolero. Buttoned self-bands at front forms flattering neckline. Short sleeve cut in one with front yoke and back bodice. Four gore, moderately flared skirt. (VI) Make it glamorous in LACE and LINED. (V2) UNLINED in plain or printed fabrics. Add a decorative bow in stripes or other fabrics. Vi-Novelty belt.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 18 ½ (Vintage size)
    Bust: 39” (99cm)
    Waist: 33” (84cm)
    Hip (about 7” below natural waistline): 43” (109cm)
    Back waist length (neck to waistline):16” (40.7cm)
    Back length (neck to hem): 46” (116.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread, Seam binding, 1 Button, Buckle for V2, Belt backing or Novelty belt, 12" Dress placket zipper.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW 1 – DRESS
    35” Lace, 3 7/8 yds.
    35” Fabric (without nap), 3 ¾ yds.
    44” Fabric (without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
    35” Fabric (without nap), 4 yds.
    44” Fabric (without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
    54” Fabric (without nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    CONTRAST BOW (Optional)
    35” or 44” Fabric (with or without nap), 3/8 yd.
    25” or 37” Interfacing, 5/8 yd.
    2 ½” Hem allowed
    Width at lower edge, about: 2 ¾ yds.

    5/8” Allowed For Seams

    Recommended Fabrics

    Lace, Cotton. Silk or Synthetic: Shantung, Taffeta, Surah. Dress Wools or Synthetics. Contrast Bow:
    Taffeta, Satin. Lining: Cotton Satin, Taffeta.
    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.