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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

    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.
    39”, ½ yd.
    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

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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.