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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        1950s Marilyn Monroe - All-In-One Multi-Sized Sewing Pattern

        'We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle!' Some like it hot in our ever popular, retro Sun Dress with shelf bust and gathered skirt, emphasising those hourglass curves and a definitely a showstopper for any occasion, whether it's for day or night. The Marilyn Dress dress also looks amazing teamed with a bolero jacket and hat! This 'easy to sew' sewing pattern is available in multi-sizes which is ideal for the beginner sewer. The gathered bodice front attaches to your midriff which shapes up underarm and the bias-cut shoestring straps have tacked on bows. Now it's your turn to be a pinup bombshell star! The bodice is on the larger size so we would recommend a toile (mock-up first).

        There is a very informative video tutorial on how to construct this dress here.

        If you would like to read an excellent blog on how The Wooly Whiskers made her dress fit perfectly, then please click here

        Offered here as a Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern 

        If you would like to see how Scandinavian Abroard made hers then please click here

        Size Guide

        Bust: 33-41" (84-130cm),
        Waist: 26-34" (66-86cm),
        Hips: 35-43" (89-109cm)

        Size 8 - Bust: 33" (84cm), Waist: 26" (66cm) Hips 35" (89cm)
        Size 10 - Bust: 35" (89cm), Waist: 28" (71cm) Hips 37" (94cm)
        Size 12 - Bust: 37" (94cm), Waist: 30" (76cm) Hips 39" (99cm)
        Size 14 - Bust: 39" (99cm), Waist: 32" (81cm) Hips 41" (104cm)
        Size 16 - Bust: 41" (104cm), Waist: 34" (85cm) Hips 43" (109cm)
        Back length of dress 43 1/2 - 47"

        The bodice is on the larger size so we would recommend a toile (mock-up first).

        Sewing Notions

        Thread, seam binding, 14" neck type zip

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Sizes 8-16 (33"-41" )- (84cm-130cm) Multi-sized
        48" Wide Non-Directional Fabric - 3.25m
        54" Wide Non-Directional Fabric - 3m

        25" or Wider Non-Directional Fabric - 0.35m
        Extra fabric is required for matching plaids and one-way design fabrics.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cotton crepe, polished cotton, challis, cotton broadcloth, gingham, chambray, linen, silk crepe, pongee, washable silks, shantung.
        Lining: Cottons, silk, crepe, taffeta
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        What You Will Receive

        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full-scale pattern pieces.

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