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Dawn & Gill

    50s Sheath Dress

    ONE PIECE DRESS. Slim skirt has a deep lapped closing at centre front above the pleat. The skirt joins the bodice at the waistline. Built-up V neckline. Diagonal dart pleats from the shoulders, mimic the lapels. Three quarter length and short sleeves.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 14 (Vintage size)
    Bust 32" (81.3cm)
    Waist 26" (66cm)
    Hips 35" (88.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    YARDAGE
    VIEW A
    39” Without Nap|, 3 yds.
    45” Without Nap|, 2 5/8 yds.
    54” Without Nap|, 2 1/8 yds.
    VIEW B
    35” Without Nap|, 3 1/8 yds.
    39” Without Nap|, 2 ¾ yds.
    VIEW A OR B INTERFACING
    35” Muslin, 5/8 yd.
    1” belting for belt interfacing, 1 yd.
    ¾” belting for inside belt, 7/8 yd.
    SHOULDER PADS
    Use Vogue Pattern 7503
    16” Slide Fastener for center front
    Length of Dress at centre-back from natural neck-line, 45 ½”
    Width at lower edge of Dress in size 16 is 51” (about 1 3/8 yds.)
    3” Hem allowed
    | Without nap or pile or with a two-way design.
    Above requirements do not allow for shrinkage.
    Yardage does not allow for matching plaid or stripes.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Wool crepe, Lightweight woollen, Thin flannel, Sheer woollen, Shantung, Surah, Faille crepe, Crepe, Cotton tweed, Poplin, Linen, Cotton broadcloth See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    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.