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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage Bolero Dress Pattern

    TWO SKIRTS. Combined for flattery: an Empire bodice, bateau necked front - deep U back. (A) Below-elbow sleeved sheath. (B) Lace trim, short sleeves. (C) Full skirt, below-elbow sleeves, contrast collar. (D) Cap sleeves, rick-rack trim.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. 

    Size Guide

    Size: 12 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 32” (81cm)
    Waist: 25” (64cm)
    Hip: 34” (86.4cm)
    Finished back length of skirt from natural waistline – 2” hem allowed: 30” (76.2cm)

    Sewing Notions

    VIEWS A, B & C: 1 1/8 yds. 1” Belting, Purchased Belt if desired. VIEWS A & B: About 2 7/8 yds. Seam Binding. VIEW B: 3 Buttons. VIEWS C&D: 5 1/8 yds. Seam Binding.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    YARDAGE FOR
    VIEW A
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 ½ yds.
    41” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 yds.
    54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 1/8 yds.
    VIEW B
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 1/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 ½ yds.
    ½” LACE EDGING, 2 ¾ yds.
    VIEW C
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 5 1/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 4 1/8 yds.
    *Bodice Cut Crosswise
    CONTRAST COLLAR
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), ½ yd.
    VIEW D
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 5 3/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 4 yds.
    Rick Rack, 2 ¾ yds.
    Note: This design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripes or a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage or for matching stripes or plaids. Lower Edge Measurement of Dress: Size 14” – Views A & B, 46”; Views C & D, 130”.
    14” DRESS PLACKET ZIPPER FOR SIDE OPENING.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Crepe, Shantung, Taffeta, Faille Sheer or Lightweight Wools, Linen, Pique, Cotton Broadcloth. 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.