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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Timeless One Piece Charming Dress 

    Elegance is the beauty that never fades!  This dress is styled to top your party list. A Beautiful example of the new princess line silhouette of the 50s. A charming dress with wide scoop neckline front and back., it features a flaring skirt, gathered at centre back section and trimmed with a big bow.  View 1: boasts a band and small bow under the bust.  Dress is all of one fabric. View 2: bow in back is of contrasting fabric. Why not add extra layers of petticoat for lift? A statement design, for many an occasion.

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

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size 14
    Bust 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist 28” (71.1cm)
    Hip 36” (91.4cm)
    Finished Back Length of Dress 45" 1/2' (115.6 cm)

    Vintage Size 18
    Bust 38” (96.5cm)
    Waist 30” (76.2cm)
    Hip 40” (101.6cm)
    Finished Back Length of dress 46” (116.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    View 1 and 2:- 2 spools of Thread; 14" Neck Type Zipper for dress side opening; Bias Seam Binding-(Optional). VIEW 2: Contrasting Thread.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    34" Bust
    View 1
    35" or 36" fabric without nap 6 1/2 yds.
    39" fabric without nap 6 1/4 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap 5 1/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric with nap 5 3/4 yds.
    50" fabric with or without nap 4 3/4 yds.

    View 2
    35" or 36" fabric without nap 4 3/4 yds.
    39" fabric without nap 4 3/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap 3 7/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric with nap 4 1/2 yds.
    Width of Lower Edge of Dress 128"

    VIEW 2 - RIBBON BOW - 2 1/8 yds. of 6" width.
    VIEW 1 or 2, INTERFACING (OPTIONAL) WHEN LACE IS USED, CUT OF NET OR MARQUISETTE
    32", 35" OR 36" fabric 3/8 yds.

    Vintage Size 18
    Bust 38” (96.5cm)
    Waist 30” (76.2cm)
    Hip 40” (101.6cm)

    Finished Back Length of dress 46” 9116.9cm)

    38" Bust
    View 1
    35" or 36" fabric without nap 6 7/8 yds.
    39" fabric without nap 6 5/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap 5 3/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric with nap 6 3/8 yds.
    50" fabric with or without nap 5 1/8 yds.

    View 2
    35" or 36" fabric without nap 5 1/4 yds.
    39" fabric without nap 4 7/8 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric without nap 4 1/4 yds.
    44" or 45" fabric with nap 4 7/8 yds.
    Width of Lower Edge of Dress 133.5"

    VIEW 2 - RIBBON BOW - 2 1/8 yds. of 6" width.
    VIEW 1 or 2, INTERFACING (OPTIONAL) WHEN LACE IS USED, CUT OF NET OR MARQUISETTE
    32", 35" OR 36" fabric 3/8 yds.

    Recommended Fabrics

    V.1 & V.2 lace, Cotton 'peau de sole', Rayon brocade, Cotton, Pique, tafetta, Plain or embossed organdy, Shantung, Satin, Moire, Nylon. V. 1 also in: Silk and rayon 'peau de sole' See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.

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