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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

    VIEW A
    35” FABRIC (No Nap), 3 ½ yds.
    44” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
    54” FABRIC (No Nap), 2 yds.
    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.
    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)


    Recommended Fabrics

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

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    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.