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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Timeless Princess Sheath Dress

    Shine like diamond in this timeless Elizabeth Taylor sheath dress. Three views to choose your style. Are you a scooped low neck kind of gal or a mandarin? View (A) has a scoop-neck with below-elbow sleeves and contrast collar that's slit at shoulders. (B) is un-belted with short sleeves and (C) is a sleeveless version with button-tab on bodice, with a contrast empire sash. What are you waiting for - light up the room!

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

    Size Guide

    Size: 18 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 38” (97cm)
    Waist: 30” (76cm)
    Hip: 40” (102cm)

    Finished back length of dress from natural waistline – 2” hem allowed: 30 ¾” (78.2cm)

    Sewing Notions

    VIEWS A & B: About 2 ½ yds. Seam Binding. VIEW A: Purchased Belt if desired, 3/8 yd. 25” Interfacing. VIEW C: 1 5/8 yds. Seam Binding, 3 Buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    YARDAGE FOR
    VIEW A
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 ½ yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 yds.
    CONTRAST COLLAR
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), ¾ yd.
    VIEW B
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 ¼ yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    VIEW C
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 7/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    CONTRAST SASH
    35” or 44” FABRIC (No Nap), 1 yd.

    Note: This design is not suitable for striped or plaid fabric or fabric with a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage or for matching stripes or plaids. Lower Edge Measurement of Skirt: Size 16” – 46” (40.7cm – 116.9cm)

    20” NECK TYPE ZIPPER FOR BACK OPENING.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Linen, Pique, Cotton Broadcloth, Shantung, Faille, Rayon, Flannel, Lightweight Wools. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    What You Will Receive

    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.