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Dawn & Gill

    Co-ordinating Outfit Pattern

    A stunning example of how 1950s Hollywood glamour always wins! This full outfit features softened sheath with raised, squared neckline and is sleeveless. For variety wear it with a contrasting cape with a Peter Pan collar, a whirl-wide sheer overskirt, or a wide cumber-bund sash that ties in back. Zipper side opening. Sew your heart out! You're worth it!

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 36” (91cm)
    Waist: 28” (71cm)
    Hips: 38” (97cm)
    Finished back length from natural waistline of skirt – 2 ½” hem allowed, of overskirt, 8” hem allowed: 30 ½” (77.5cm)
    Finished length from back of neck to lower edge of cape – no hem allowed:

    Sewing Notions

    DRESS: About 2 yds. Sea Binding. Purchased Belt if desired. CAPE: 1 Button, 3/8 yd. 25" Interfacing. OVERSKIRT: 1 Button.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    35” ALL FABRICS, 3 3/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 3/8 yds.
    35” FABRIC (With Nap), 2 yds.
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 7/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 5/8 yds.
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 4 ½ yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 4 3/8 yds.
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 5/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 1 3/8 yds.
    Note: This design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripes or 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” – 48”; Overskirt, 136”

    Recommended Fabrics

    DRESS & CAPE: Linens, Rayons, Sturdy Cotton, Velveteen, Corduroy. OVERSKIRT & SASH: Cotton or Silk Organdy, Sheers, Chiffons. 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 resealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.