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  • Lined drawing of a 1950s Pattern, Princess Line Dress, Bra & Shorts 'Pin Up' Beachwear
  • 1950s Pattern, Princess Line Dress, Bra & Shorts 'Pin Up' Beachwear - pattern pieces
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Dawn & Gill

    One-piece Dress in Two Lengths, Bra and Shorts

    Peek a boo into this retro stunning rockabilly dress or beachwear with short beach dress. The 'easy-on' one-piece dress princess dress may be styles as a street length dress, view 1, or short playtime length, view 2. Both versions are sleeveless and have a round collar.  View 2 may be worn over the two piece playsuit.  Playsuit bra is fashioned with a low, square neckline and a back button closing.  Trim shorts are fitted with darts at waistline.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust: 30" (76.2cm)
    Waist: 24” (61cm)
    Hips: 33" (84cm)
    Finished Back Length of View 1 Dress, 46"
    Finished Back Length of View 2 Dress, 31 1/2"
    Finished Length of View 2 Shorts 12 7/8"

    Sewing Notions

    DRESS VIEW 1 AND 2:- 2 spools of Thread; Bias Seam Binding - (optional Round Shoulder pads, DRESS VIEW 1:- 12 Buttons. DRESS VIEW 2:- Buttons. BRA VIEW 2:- 1 spool of Thread; 3 buttons. SHORTS VIEW 2: 1 spool of Thread; 1 Button; 7" Skirt Type Zipper for back opening of shorts.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
    VIEW 1 - DRESS
    35" or 36" fabric without nap, 4 3/4 yds.
    39" fabric without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap, 3 5/8 yds.
    54" fabric without nap 3 1/8 yds.

    VIEW 2 - DRESS - (EVEN LENGTHWISE STRIPED FABRIC OR PLAIN FABRIC)
    35" or 36" fabric without nap, 3 1/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap, 2 1/2 yds.

    VIEW 2 - BRA AND SHORTS - EVEN LENGTHWISE STRIPED FABRIC OR PLAIN FABRIC
    35" or 36" fabric without nap, 1 1/2 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap, 1 1/4 yds.

    VIEW 2 - BRA FACINGS (OF LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC)
    35", 36", 44" or 45" plain fabric without nap 5/8 yds.

    NOTE: If View 2, Dress, Bra and Shorts are desired of one fabric, combine above yardages
    Width Around Lower Edge of View 1 Dress 108 1/2"
    Width Around Lower Edge of View 2 Dress 70"
    VIEW 1 OR 2 - GROSGRAIN RIBBON FOR WAISTLINE STAY, 1" wide, 3/4 yd.

    Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

    1/4" (6.4 mm)

    3/8” (9.6 mm)

    1/2” (12.7 mm)

    3/4” (19 mm)

    1” (25.4 mm)

    35" (89 cm)

    36" (91.5 cm)

    45" (114.3 cm)

    1 yd. (91.5 cm)

    Recommended Fabrics

    V. 1 dress: Cotton, linen, pique, sailcloth, denim, broadcloth, cotton tweed, rayon, sharkskin, butcher linen, wool. V.2 dress, bra and shorts: Even lengthwise stripe or plain: Cotton, pique, linen, chambray, terrry cloth, cord, gigham, rayon, butcher linen. 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.