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  • 1950s Pattern, Hollywood 'Eyecatcher' Midi Dress - Multi sizes - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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Dawn & Gill

    50s Dress - 3 Iconic Styles

    JUNIOR MISSES' AND MISSES' ONE-PIECE DRESS: The fluid line, unbroken from shoulder to hem, is shown in views 1 and 2. Pleats at lower edge of side back seams permit walking ease. View 3 has a circular, shaped flounce flaring from above the knee. Small tie slipped through band trim at upper edge or flare adds back interest. Wide contrasting collar, view 2, or soft tie, view 3, may accent low rounded neckline. Bias and bow trim details collar.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 11 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 29" (73.7cm)
    Waist: 23 ½” (59.7cm)
    Hip: 32" (81.3cm)

    Finished Back Length of Dress: 44” (111.8cm)

    Sewing Notions

    VIEW 1, 2 AND 3: - 2 spools of Thread; Bias Seam Binding – (Optional); 14” Neck Type Zipper for side opening of Dress. VIEW 2: - Contrasting Thread.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
    VIEW 1 OR 2
    35”, 36” fabric with or without nap, 3 yds.
    41”, 42”, 44”, 45” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 2 ¾ yds.
    52” or 54” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    VIEW 2 – CONTRASTING COLLAR – 5/8 yd. of 35” or 36” fabric without nap.
    VIEW 3
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
    41” or 42” fabric without nap, 3 ¼ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
    Width Around Lower of View 1-2, 49 ¼”
    Width Around Lower of View 3, 122 ¾”
    1” wide, ¾ yd.
    VIEW 2 – COLLAR INTERFACING ½ yd. of 25”, 35” or 36” fabric.
    VIEW 1 OR 3 – DRESS INTERFACING – 1.4 yd. of 25”, 35” or 36” fabric.

    Recommended Fabrics

    V.1 or 2: Velveteen, cotton, linen, pique, broadcloth, gingham, rayon, satin, taffeta, shantung, sharkskin, rayon linen or tweed, wool crepe. V.2 contrast collar: Cotton, linen, pique. V.3: Cotton, Cotton taffeta or peau de soie, rayon, brocade, moire. See our Fabric Partners

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    What You Will Receive

    Fabric amounts vary from 2 5/8 yds (2.4 meters) to 3 7/8 yds (3.5 meters), depending on view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners