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      Dawn & Gill

        50s Elegant Gown Pattern

        This sophisticated Vogue design for a (wedding) gown or evening dress features a one-piece dress. There are two variations: a four -piece skirt with a straight front, and flare from released box pleats in back. Skirt joins the bodice at waistline under belt. Diagonal darts below the V neckline release bust fullness. Separate shaped tie, optional. Long fitted and three quarter push up sleeves.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 40 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 40” (102cm)
        Hips: 43” (109cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Thread, buckle, buttonhole, twist, zipper, belting, hooks and eyes, snap fasteners, ribbon seam binding.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        YARDAGE
        Striped or plaid fabrics are not suitable.
        VIEW A
        39” Without Nap|, 4 3/8 yds.
        45” Without Nap|, 3 ¾ yds.
        VIEW B
        39” With Nap*, 4 ½ yds.
        39” Without Nap|, 4 3/8 yds.
        54” Without Nap|, 3 ¼ yds.
        SKIRT STAY
        39”, ½ yd.
        BELT INTERAFCING
        25” Hair Canvas, ¼ yd.
        ¾” Grosgrain belting for inside belt, 1 yd.
        22” Zipper for back opening.
        LENGTH of Dress at centre-back from natural neck-line, 47 ½”
        WIDTH at lower edge of Dress in size 16 is 82 ½” (about 2 ¼ yds.).
        3” Hem allowed
        *With nap, pile or one-way design.
        | Without nap or pile or with a two-way design.
        SHOULDER SHAPES – Use Vogue Pattern 7503

        Recommended Fabrics

        Crepe, Shantung, Tissue taffeta, Satin, Rayon or silk sheer, Faille crepe, Surah, Wool crepe. Sheer woollen, Lightweight wool See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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.