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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Child's Dressing Gown Pattern

    What a cute double breasted dressing gown! Whether you go for the notched shawl collar or the collarless option with a bias finish, the gathered waist and full skirt create a lovely silhouette, who says being stylish can't also mean being comfortable? Make it with long or short sleeves, which are cut as one with the bodice. And why not personalise the gown, any little girl would be besotted with their name embroidered on the patch pocket. The pattern also includes slip on mule slippers, perfect to use up the scraps of your fabric and complete the cosy look!

    Offered as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 12 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 30” (76cm)
    Waist: 25” (63.5cm)

    Back waist length: 13” (33.1cm)
    Finished length from back of regular neckline: 46 ½” (118.2cm)
    (1 1.2” hem allowed)
    Width of lower edge: 94 ½” (240.1cm
    Included is a how to adjust to your measurement guide.

    Sewing Notions

    Matching threads, 3/8” buttons – 2 for (A) or 3 for (B), bias fold tape for waistline seam (optional) and hook and eye for (B).

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A – Robe with Long Sleeves with or without Slippers
    35” With Nap*, 5 1/8 yds.
    35” Without Nap**, 5 1/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap**, 3 7/8 yds.
    52” Without Nap**, 3 ½ yds.

    VIEW B – Robe with Short Sleeves with or without Slippers
    35” With Nap*, 3 5/8 yds.
    35” Without Nap**, 2 1/8 yds.
    Contrast Binding
    1” wide bias tape, 5 2/4 yds.
    VIEW A or B – Additional for Slippers
    Outer Sole and Interlining – ¼ yd. 36” felt to match Robe A or binding B.
    Inner Sole – ¾ yd. 35” terry cloth or washer cloth 10
    Sole Interfacing – ¼ yd. 11 1/3” washable buckram.
    Hand Embroidery – One skein contrasting six cotton.

    * WITH NAP means fabric with one way design, or with nap or pile.
    ** WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, without nap or pile.
    Note: Not suitable for Diagonal Prints or Diagonal Weaves.

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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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.