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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        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

        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.