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      Dawn & Gill

        'V' Shaped-Back Dress 

        Whether you are having posh breakfast, a tea party or plan to dance the night a very long way -  this 1950's stunning 'V' back  gown dress will help with pizzaz!  This party-going style features a moulded, figure-flattering line. Dress is sleeveless and has bateau neckline in front that dips to a low V in back. Centre front section of dress is cut all in one. Neck and armhole edges are trimmed with contrast bands. Bodice has lowered waistline that shapes to a point in back. Full skirt has soft pleats. Bows of band fabric trim back neckline and point of bodice in back.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
        Waist: 26” (66cm)
        Hips: 36” (91.4cm)
        Back length – neck-base to waist: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)
        Finished length of dress: 46 ½” (118.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        2 spools of thread, contrasting thread, 16" neck type zipper for dress back opening.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Extra fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one-way design fabrics.
        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        35” or 36” fabric without nap, 7 1/8 yds.
        39” fabric without nap, 5 3/8 yds.
        41” or 42” fabric without nap, 5 yds.
        44” or 45” fabric without nap, 5 yds.
        50” fabric with nap, 5 yds.
        50” fabric without nap, 4 ½ yds.
        Contrasting Bands and hews – 5/8 yd. of 35”, 36”, 39”, 44”, 45” or 50” fabric with or without nap.
        Width of lower edge of dress, 176 ½”

        Recommended Fabrics

        Cottons, polished cotton, embroidered cottons, broadcloth, muslin, pique, dotted swiss, voile, organdy, rayons, silk, taffeta, shantung, blends, nylon, satin, peau de sole. Contrast: velveteen, cottons, linen, velvet, rayons, silks, nylon, blends, satin. See our Fabric Partners

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        What You Will Receive

        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.