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Dawn & Gill

    Dixie 'Marilyn Monroe' Style Cottagecore Dress Pattern

    A dress of pure delight. So wonderfully flattering you'll want at least one of each version. It's fun, femininity and beautifully flirty! The adorable pouf sleeves and the sleek long sleeve; most dazzling when made of sheers, from airy cotton to elegant chiffon and beautiful in sequins. This 'easy to sew' sewing pattern is available in multi-sizes which is ideal for the beginner sewer. Definitely an elegant, modern fashion showstopper for any occasion! 

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

    Size Guide

    Bust 30.5" (77.5 cm)
    Waist 23.5" (59.7 cm)
    Hip 32.5" (82.5 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 15" (38.1 cm)
    Back length of dress: 42 1/2" (108 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 132" (3.36m)

    Bust 32" (81.3 cm)
    Waist 25" (63.5 cm)
    Hip 34" (86.4 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 16" (41 cm)
    Back length of dress: 44 1/2" (113 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 133" (3.38m)

    Bust 34" (86.4 cm)
    Waist 26" (66 cm)
    Hip 36" (91.4 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 16 1/4" (41.3 cm)
    Back length of dress: 45" (114.3 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 135" (3.43m)

    Bust 35" (89 cm)
    Waist 27" (68.6 cm)
    Hip 37" (94 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 15 3/4" (40 cm)
    Back length of dress: 45 1/2" (116 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 135" (3.43m)

    Bust 38" (96.5 cm),
    Waist 30" (76.2 cm),
    Hip 40" (101.6 cm).
    Back length, neck base to waist: 16 3/4" (42.6 cm).
    Back length of dress: 46" (117 cm).
    Width at lower edge of dress: 135" (3.43m).

    Bust 38-40" (96.5 - 101.6 cm)
    Waist 30-32" (76.2 - 81.3 cm),
    Hip 40-42" ( 101.6 - 106.7 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 16 3/4" (42.6 cm)
    Back length of dress: 46" (117 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 135" (3.43m)

    Bust 42-44" (106.7-111.8 cm)
    Waist 34-36" (86.4-91.4 cm)
    Hip 44-46" (111.8- 116.8 cm)
    Back length, neck base to waist: 16 3/4" (42.6 cm)
    Back length of dress: 46" (117 cm)
    Width at lower edge of dress: 135" (3.43m)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, seam binding, 18" neck type zipper. Two 4" neck type zippers for long sleeves.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    BUST 30.5" (77.5 cm)
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 3/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 4 7/8 yds
    (115cm with or without nap: 4.5m)
    52" without nap: 3 3/4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 1 yd
    44-45" with or without nap: 3/4 yds
    (115cm with or without nap: 4.5m)
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 5/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 3/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    52" without nap: 4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE
    35-36-44" without nap: 3/4 yd

    BUST 32" (81.3 cm)
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 3/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 4 7/8 yds
    (115cm with or without nap: 4.5m)
    52" without nap: 3 3/4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 7/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 3/4 yds
    (115cm with or without nap: 4.5m)
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 5/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    52" without nap: 4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE
    35-36-44" without nap: 5/8 yds

    BUST 34" (86.4 cm)
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 1/2 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 4 7/8 yds
    52" without nap: 3 3/4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 1 yd
    44-45" with or without nap: 3/4 yds
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 3/4 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 3/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/8 yds
    52" without nap: 4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE
    35-36-44" without nap: 3/4 yds

    BUST 35" (89 cm)
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 5/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 yds
    52" without nap: 3 7/8 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 1 yd
    44-45" with or without nap: 3/4 yd
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 7/8 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/2 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds
    52" without nap: 4 1/8 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE
    35-36-44" without nap: 3/4 yds

    BUST 38-40" (96.5 - 101.6 cm):
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES,
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 5/8 yds,
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds,
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 yds,
    52" without nap: 3 7/8 yds.
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES,
    35-36" with or without nap: 1 yd,
    44-45" with or without nap: 3/4 yd.
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES,
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 7/8 yds,
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/2 yds,
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds,
    52" without nap: 4 1/8 yds.
    LINING FOR BODICE,
    35-36-44" without nap: 3/4 yd.

    BUST 42-44" (106.7-111.8 cm)
    VIEW 1 - DRESS - SHORT SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 5 3/4 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 1/2 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/4 yds
    52" without nap: 4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE AND SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 1 1/8 yd
    44-45" with or without nap: 1 yd
    VIEW 2 - DRESS - LONG SLEEVES
    35-36" with or without nap: 6 yds
    41-42" with or without nap: 5 5/8 yds
    44-45" with or without nap: 5 1/2 yds
    52" without nap: 4 1/4 yds
    LINING FOR BODICE
    35-36-44" without nap: 7/8 yd

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton crepe, voile, challis, tissue gingham, batiste, sheer cottons, blends, silk or nylon lace, silk crepe, chiffon, sheer crepes, mat jersey, surah, damask synthetics, blends.
    Bodice Lining: Cotton satin., silk crepe, taffeta, blends.
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    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 will include age related wear and tear!

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