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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

        Yardage
        Striped, plaid or diagonal fabrics are not suitable.
        Length of Dress at Centre-Back from Natural Neck-line, 45”
        Dress
        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

        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.