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  • Little girls wearing pinafore dresses. Two showing front and back of dress with pinafore over, one showing side view of the dress alone.
  • Line drawing showing the back views of the pinafore (top), and the dress with button closure (left) and zipper closure (right).
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "Vintage 1950s Sewing Pattern, Girls Pretty Dress & Pinafore"
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Dawn & Gill

    Little Girl's Dress Pattern

    Girl's pretty dress with pinafore and a copy of the original embroidery transfer (please note the transfer is just a paper copy, there are ways of converting it into an iron on transfer online)

    Offered here as: a Paper Pattern. This pattern is also available as a Digital Download.

    Size Guide

    Body Measurements: Age 2
    Breast: 21” (53.4cm)
    Waist: 20” (50.8cm)
    Back waist length:
    Finished Dress length from back of regular neckline: 18” (45.8cm)
    (4” hem)
    Width at lower edge: 87” (221cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching threads. Dress – 1 package double fold bas tape, four ½” buttons for sleeve-bands and belt. Pinafore – Three 5/8” buttons or snaps for back opening.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    35” Without Nap*, 2 ¼ yds.
    45” Without Nap*, 1 7/8 yds.
    Bodice & Sleeve Lining:
    35”, ½ yd.
    45”, ½ yd.
    5/8” Crochet-type lace edging, 1 ½ yds.
    For Back Opening – Use Four ½” Buttons or Neck-type Zipper, 10”

    35” Without Nap*, ½ yd.
    45” Without Nap*, ½ yd.
    Pinafore Lining (optional): Use above yardage for 35” or 45” fabric.
    Hand Embroidery (optional): Use six-strand cotton – 4 skeins each of Self-shaded pink and green.
    Sewing Machine Embroidery (optional): Use machine embroider thread – 1 spool each of the above colors.
    * WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Dress – Percale, pima cloth, cotton broadcloth, fine pique, cotton satin, lawn, linen, cotton with linen finish, dimity, similar synthetics. Pinafore – Eyelet, all-over embroidered cottons, plain cottons, similar synthetics. Linings – Cotton or synthetic organdy. 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 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.