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      Dawn & Gill

        Women's Cocktail Dress Pattern

        ONE PIECE DRESS. Four piece circular skirt joins the sleeveless bodice at waist-line. Wide, low neck-line, front and back. Shaped collar cut in one with bodice front, joins the back section at the shoulders.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34" (86cm)
        Hips: 37” (94cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        35” Without Nap|, 4 ¾ yds.
        39” With Nap*, 4 5/8 yds.
        39” Without Nap|, 4 ½ yds.
        45” Without Nap|, 4 ¼ yds.
        48” Without Nap|, 3 ¾ yds.
        25” Hair Canvas, ¼ yd.
        ¾” belting for inside belt, 7/8 yd.
        12” Dress Placket Fastener
        Length of Dress at centre-back from natural neck-line, 45”
        Width at lower edge of Dress in size 16 is 126 ½” (about 3 ½ yds.)
        3” Hem allowed
        *With nap, pile or one-way design.
        | Without nap or pile or with a two-way design.
        Above requirements do not allow for shrinkage.
        Yardage does not allow for matching plaid or stripes.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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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.