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Vintage 1950s Sewing Pattern, Women's Dress & Bolero

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Vintage Bolero Dress Pattern

Misses' Dress: 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. 

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate 

Recommended Fabrics: Crepe, Cotton, Linen, Lightweight wool Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose, Linen, Georgette, Chambray, Poplin, Batiste, Rayon. This style is not suitable for striped or plaid fabric or fabric with a diagonal weave.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 3 yds (2.75 meters) and 5.4 yds (5 meters), depending on fabric width, size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide

Bust 32” (81cm) Waist 25” (64cm) Hips 34” (86.4cm)

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.

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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