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1950s Pattern, 'Rockabilly Pin up Swing Dress, Bridal, Daytime

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50s Sophisticated Pinup Swing Dress

Meet "Pattie", our seductive and very beautiful, post war classic easy to make design. A sophisticated rockabilly style, with softly draped yoke and gathered skirt. With the fitted detailed bodice, which would look amazing made with lace. This dress is a sure winner to turn heads. A classic dress which will be suitable for any occasion, whether its for a bride, a bridesmaid, maid of honour or dancing til dawn, you can wear it at a tea party or dress it down for day-time with flat heels and a scarf.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Beginner

Recommended Fabrics: Silk, Satins, Velvet, Chiffon, Georgette, Rayon. 

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary from 4 1/2 yds (4.1 meters) to 4 3/4 yds (4.3 meters), depending on width of fabric. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners

Size Guide

Bust: 32"/81cm Waist: 24"/61cm Hips: 35"/87cm Dress length: 45.5"/114cm

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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