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  • Women wearing rockabilly style dresses. Left; view A, front, in dark blue. Right; view B, back, in yellow.
  • Line drawing of dresses. Left to right; View B back, View B front, View A front.
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "1950s Pattern, Marilyn Rockabilly Style Dress"
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Dawn & Gill

    1950's Marilyn Dress Pattern

    Soft feminine lines and a billowy full skirt make this vintage shirt-dress. Stand out in true movie star Marilyn Monroe or Rockabilly style. The dress is front button fastening and has self-shoulder pads and belt.

    Offered here as Paper Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 14 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
    Waist: 26.5” (67.3cm)
    Hips (7” below waistline): 35” (88.9cm)

    Finished length form back of neck: 47 3/8” (120.4cm)
    (2” hem allowed)
    Width at lower edge, about: 3 3/8 yds.

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A -
    35” Fabric Without Nap**, 6 ¼ yds.
    39” Fabric With Nap*, 6 ¼ yds.
    39” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 ¾ yds.
    45” Fabric Without Nap**, 4 7/8 yds.
    52” Fabric Without Nap**, 4 ¾ yds.
    VIEW B -
    35” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 7/8 yds.
    39” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 5/8 yds.
    42” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 3/8 yds.
    VIEW A or B -
    Waist Front Lining – 35” or 39” Fabric, ½ yd.
    1” Wide Belt Backing, 1 yd.

    *WITH NAP means fabric with one way design, or with nap or pile.
    **WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

    IMPORTANT 5/8” is allowed on seam-edges unless otherwise specified on pattern. Seams are indicated by broken lines: cutting lines by continuous double lines. A narrow margin surrounds each pattern piece, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut pattern and material together through white center of double line. The margin falls away as you cut through pattern and material. Every mark is important so before removing the pattern from the material, mark carefully with tracing wheel, tailor's chalk or thread markings.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Lightweight Wool, Shantung, Woven Dot Cottons, Percale, Cotton Broadcloth, Crepes, Tissue Faille, Jersey.
    NOTE: Not Suitable for Diagonal Prints or Diagonal Weaves.
    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 will include age related wear and tear!