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Dawn & Gill

    Versatile Retro Dress and Petticoat Pattern

    A 1950’s one-piece dress and petticoat. This versatile full skirted dress can be worn numerous ways - on the beach as a cover up with shorts underneath - add a wide brimmed hat and you are ready to go! Dress buttons all the way down the front and has its own petticoat for evening wear. Short kimono sleeves are some of the features. The dress, View 1, is fashioned with a yoke which forms a high round neckline. View 2: This view features a wide, low neckline. The petticoat is styled with three deep ruffles at the lower edge.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust: 34" / 86.4cm Waist: 28" / 71.1cm Hips: 37" / 94cm

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Fabric amounts vary from 2 7/8 yds (2.6 meters) to 4 3/4 yds (4.3 meters), depending on view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton, Linen, Rayon, Wool, Taffeta, Shantung. Extra fabric is required for plaids and napped fabrics. See our Fabric Partners

    Sewing Notions

    What You Will Receive

    Fabric amounts vary from 2 7/8 yds (2.6 meters) to 4 3/4 yds (4.3 meters), depending on view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners