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      Dawn & Gill

        50s Rockabilly Dress

        A rockabilly versatile fit dress with an easy, gored skirt. The gathered detail on the deep cut bodice and the easy, gored skirt makes this a versatile dress. Option A shows the below-the-elbow sleeves and the self- bow trim on bodice. Option B shows the above-the-elbow sleeves, contrasting ribbon trim on bodice.

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

        Size Guide

        Size: 16 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 36" (91cm)
        Waist: 28" (71cm)
        Hip: 38" (97cm)
        Finished length from back of neck to lower edge – 2” hem allowed: 47” (119.4cm)

        Sewing Notions

        ½” Seam Binding: View A, About 4 ¼ yds. View B, 4 5/8 yds. View B, 3/8 yd. 1 ½” Ribbon and 2 Purchased Clips. Purchased Tailored Shoulder Pads. Purchased Belt if desired.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A
        35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 4 1/8 yds.
        44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 1/8 yds.
        54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 5/8 yds.
        VIEW B
        35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 4 yds.
        41” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 3/8 yds.
        44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 1/8 yds.
        Note: This design is not suitable for fabrics with diagonal stripes or a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage or for matching stripes or plaids. Lower Edge Measurement of Dress: Size 16” – 100”

        Recommended Fabrics

        Crepe, Faille, Shantung, Sheer or Lightweight Wools, Cotton Broadcloth, Linen, Pique. 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 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.