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      Dawn & Gill

        50s Can-Can Petticoat

        The ‘Can-Can’ petticoat is cut in four gores and set on to a lace-elastic band at waist. Three graduated frills of net each edged with ribbon. The frills can be of contrasting colours if desired.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

        Size Guide

        Waist: 27.5 (69.8cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        (Without an up-and-down way)
        36” width
        Petticoat, 2 yds.
        Top frill, 1 7/8 yds.
        Middle frill 1 3/8 yds.
        Lower frill, 7/8 yd.
        All frills, 4 1/8 yds.
        5 yds. of ¾” –wide ribbon or bias binding for each frill, ¾” –wide elastic for waist, machine twist.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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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 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.