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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s One-Piece Dress Pattern

        One piece dress. Skirt has a cross over released dart pleats from the waist-line in back and joins the sleeveless bodice at the waist-line. Wide low neckline, collarless in front, cut deeper in back with draped cowl from shoulders.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 36” (92cm)
        Waist: 32” (81cm)
        Hips: 40” (102cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Thread, ribbon seam binding, hooks and eyes

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Striped or plaid fabrics are not suitable.
        35” Without Nap|, 3 7/8 yds.
        39” With Nap*, 3 3/8 yds.
        39” Without Nap|, 3 3/8 yds.
        45” Without Nap|, 2 5/8 yds.
        48” Without Nap|, 2 5/8 yds.
        ¾” grosgrain belting for inside belt, 7/8 yd.
        14” Dress Palcket Zipper
        Length of Dress at centre-back from natural neck-line, 47”
        Width at lower edge of Dress in size 14 is 59” (about 1 5/8 yds.)
        3” Hem allowed
        *With nap, pile or one-way design.
        | Without nap or pile or with a two-way design.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Crepe, Satin, Surah, Tissue taffeta, Mat jersey, Peau de soie, Barathea, Shantung, Lawn, Cotton broadcloth, Cotton damask. 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.