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      Dawn & Gill

        Vintage Evening Gown Pattern

        Evening dress or ball gown in two lengths and stole. Featuring dart fitted bodice, long full skirt, shoulder straps and stole.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size 16 (vintage sizing)
        Bust: 34”/ 96.4cm Waist: 28”/ 71.1cm
        Finished longer length
        from waistline 42" 1/4'
        (No hem allowed)

        Finished shorted length
        from waistline 30" 1/8'
        (1" hem)
        Width at lower edge
        of "A" 202"
        Width at lower edge
        of "B" 185"

        Sewing Notions

        View A or B – 0.5 Grosgrain Ribbon For Waistline Stay 7/8”
        Fabric covered featherbone for bodice stays 1.24 yards.
        Beaded motif.
        16” General use Zipper for back opening.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Fabric amounts.
        View A - back faced with lining fabric – 39” wide velvet with nap – 8.4 yards.
        39” Lining – 0.6 yards.

        View A – Back faced with self fabric – 35” wide without nap – 8.9 yards.
        39” wide without nap – 8.9 yards.
        50” wide without nap – 8.25 yards.
        Beaded Motif – 0.75 yards.
        Stole – 2,5 yards of 52” Tulle.

        View B – 35” wide fabric without nap – 6.4 yards
        45” wide fabric without nap – 5.9 yards.
        Contrast Under Bodice Front
        35” fabric without nap – 1 yard.
        45” fabric without nap – 0.5 yard

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Satin, Velvet, Polished Cotton, Taffeta, Peau De Soie, Shantung, Crepe, Faille.
        Note: Not suitable for diagonal prints or diagonal weaves.
        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 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.