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Dawn & Gill

    50s Flared Skirt Pattern

    This 1950s women’s skirt has a choice of fabric and an imaginative use of trimmings that gives an individual look to each version of this flared skirt style with ten gores. In view 1, the rick rack accents each seam. View 2, the more tailored version, is shown with pointed tab and button trims at front waistline. There are two rows of novelty braid detail view 3.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Waist: 26" (66cm)
    Hips: 35" (89.9cm)
    Finished Length of Skirt: 30 ½” (77.5cm

    Sewing Notions

    VIEW 1, 2 AND 3: - 1 spool of Thread, 7” Skirt Type Zipper for skirt side opening, Bias Seam Binding – (Optional). VIEW 2: - 2 Buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
    VIEW 1, 2 OR 3
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 3 7/8 yds.
    39” fabric without nap, 3 ½ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
    VIEW 1 OR 3
    72” felt, 1 ¾ yds.
    VIEW 1 – RICK RACK TRIM, 9 ½ yds.
    VIEW 2 – TAB INTERFACING (OPTIONAL) – 1/8 yd. of 25”, 35” or 36” fabric.
    VIEW 3 – NOVELTY BRAID TRIM, 7 ¼ yds.
    Width Around Lower Edge of Skirt, 131”
    5 Pattern pieces given.

    Recommended Fabrics

    All views: Cotton, denim, gingham, polished cotton, broadcloth, linen, pique, calico, cotton tweed, rayon, faille, taffeta, butcher linen, rayon suiting, ottoman, wool. V.1 and 3 also in felt. 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.