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Dawn & Gill

    50s Wiggle Dress Pattern

    SOFTLY-BLOUSED ONE-PIECE SHEATH DRESS:
    Make it with sleeves or sleeveless for a variety of occasions! New open neckline edged with rolled collar. Slender skirt has shallow pleats at waist front…center back walking pleat. Self contour or novelty belt; side zipper. (V1)  Softly pleated sleeve…band has button closing. (V2) Sleeveless 5/8” Allowed For Seams  - 13 Pieces

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 36” (91cm)
    Waist: 28” (71cm)
    Hips (about 7”(18cm) below natural waistline): 38” (97cm)

    Back waist length (neck to waistline): 16 ½” (42cm)
    Back length (neck to lower edge), 47”( 120cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread, Bias seam binding, Buttons, 12” Dress placket zipper, Buckle or Contour novelty belt, Optional.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW 1 – DRESS WITH SHORT SLEEVE
    35” Fabric (without nap), 4 yds.
    44” Fabric (without nap), 3 1/8 yds.
    54” Fabric (without nap), 2 ½ yds.

    VIEW 2 – SLEEVELESS DRESS
    35” Fabric (without nap), 3 5/8 yds.
    44” Fabric (without nap), 2 7/8 yds.
    25” or 37” Interfacing – View 1, 1 yd.
    25” or 37” Interfacing – View 2, 7/8 yd.
    2 ½” Hem allowed
    Width at lower edge, about, 1 ½ yds.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton, Novelty Cotton, Linen. Silk or Synthetic: Shantung, Crepe, Faille, Surah, Novelty Weaves. Lightweight Wools or Synthetic: Crepe, Jersey, Novelty Weaves. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / 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 resealable 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.