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  • 1950s Pattern, Evening Gown, Dress, Strapless, Straps - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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      Dawn & Gill

        Vintage Full-Skirt Evening Gown Pattern

        MISSES' AND MISSES' ONE-PIECE DRESS: Both views of this lovely dance-timer feature sleeveless bodice which may or may not have criss-crossed shoulder straps. Skirts are' full and gathered. V. 1 dress is made of flouncing with finished edge at lower edge and upper edge of bodice. Ribbon cummerbund is shown. V. 2 has optional contrast overskirt; ribbon sash; optional fur trim at upper edge of bodice.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 28” (71cm)
        Hips: 38”(96.5cm)

        Back length – neck base to waist: 16 ½” (42cm)
        Finished back length of dress: 47” (119.4cm)

        Sewing Notions

        View 1 and 2: 2 spools of thread, 14” neck type zipper for back opening, bias seam binding (optional).

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
        Use nap yardage and nap layouts for satin.
        View 1 Overdress
        35” or 36” embroidered eyelet flouncing or lace flouncing fabric without nap, 7 3/8 yds.
        View 1 Underdress
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 5 ¼ yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
        V.1 Cummerbund 7” width ribbon, 7/8 yd.
        View 2 Bodice and Skirt
        41”, 42” fabric with or without nap, 4 ½ yds.
        44”, 45” fabric with or without nap, 4 ½ yds.
        50” fabric with or without nap, 4 3/8 yds.
        View 2 Overskirt (optional)
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 4 7/8 yds.
        View 2 Ribbon – 2 ½ yds. 2” width.
        View 2 Fur banding (optional)
        1” width, 1 1/8 yds.
        Width around lower edge of: Overskirt – 213 ½”; underskirt – 170 ½”
        View 1 or 2 Featherboning – 1 ¾ yds.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Suggested fabric types V. 1 overdress: Flouncing in embroidered eyelet organdy or lace. V. 1 underdress: Cottons, rayons, silks, taffeta, organza. V.2 bod. and skirt: Brocade, rayons, silks, taff., peau de soie, satin. V.2 overskirt: Chiffon, organza, synthetics. 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 resealable envelope for easy storage.

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