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Dawn & Gill

    50s Movie Star Dress

    Flared skirt drapes over straight front and joins the bodice at waist-line. Open front below the built up neck-line. Long, fitted sleeves cut in one with the front yoke are set into armholes in back.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34” (86.3cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Striped, plaid or diagonal fabrics are not suitable.
    Length of Dress at Centre-Back from Natural Neck-line, 45”
    39” Fabric Without Nap|, 4 5/8 yds.
    45” Fabric Without Nap|, 4 1/8 yds.
    48” Fabric Without Nap|, 3 7/8 yds.
    54” Fabric Without Nap|, 3 ½ yds.
    Underyoke for Slot Detail
    39” Fabric With* or Without Nap|, 3/8 yd.
    Skirt Stay
    39” Fabric, ¾ yd.
    Skirt Lining (Optional)
    39” Taffeta, 3 yds.
    Belt Interfacing
    25” Hair Canvas, ¼ yd.
    ¼” belting for inside belt, 7/8 yd.
    22” Slide Fastener for centre back opening
    Shoulder Pads
    Use Vogue Pattern 7503
    Width at lower edge of Dress in size is 132 ½” (about 3 5/8 yds.).
    3” Hem allowed.
    | Without nap or pile or with a two-way design.
    Above requirements do not allow for shrinkage.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Taffeta, Crepe, Barathea, Peau de soie, Sheer woollen, Wool crepe
    Underyoke in: Satin, Silk organdie, Chiffon Striped, plaid or diagonal fabrics are not suitable.
    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.