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Dawn & Gill

    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. Very easy-to-make dress.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
    Waist: 24” (61cm)
    Hips: 35” (89cm)

    These are actual body, not garment measurements.
    Buy your pattern by your actual bust measurement.

    Sewing Notions

    Matching Sewing Cotton, Mercerised Machine Twist, Silk or Nylon Thread (according to material used), 12” zip.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    NOTE – This yardage does not allow for shrinkage of material.
    ¾” Sleeve Without Nap or up or down Design, 36” Material: 4 ¾ yds.
    Short Sleeve Without Nap or up or down Design, 36” Material: 4 ½ yds.
    Finished Length of Dress from Back of Neck to Hem: 45 ½”
    Width round lower edge of Skirt, size 36”, is about 4 yds.
    2” Hem allowed.
    ½” turnings allowed on all seams.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Dupion, Taiho, Cotton Satins, Poplin, Rayons, Silks. See our Fabric Partners

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    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