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1950s Pattern, Full Skirt Beach /Day Dress inc. Ruffled Petticoat - Bust 34" / 86.4cm

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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.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate 

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Linen, Rayon, Wool, Taffeta, Shantung. Extra fabric is required for plaids and napped fabrics.

Fabric Amount Guideline: 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

Size Guide

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

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.

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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