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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. This pattern is also available as a PDF download

        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.