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Dawn & Gill

    50s Blouson Shirt Dress

    DRESS WITH FASHIONABLE BLOUSED BACK. (A) Modified, shawl collared dress has cut-in-one, below-elbow sleeves, a back softly pleated and bloused above a buttoned tab. The skirt is pegged. (B) Cap sleeved version. (C) Belted view with short sleeves, Italian collar.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size: 16 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 36” (91cm)
    Waist: 28” (71cm)
    Hips: 38” (97cm)

    Finished length from back of neck to lower edge – 2 ½” hem allowed: 47” (119.4cm)

    Sewing Notions

    About 3 ¼ yds. Seam Binding. VIEWS A OR B: 1/8 yd. 25” Interfacing, 2 Buttons. VIEWS A OR C: Purchased Rounded Shoulder Pads. VIEW C: 3/8 yd. 25” Interfacing, Purchased Belt.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 4 ¼ yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 3/8 yds.
    54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.
    VIEW B
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 7/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.
    VIEW C
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 ¾ yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.

    Note: This design is not suitable for striped or plaid fabric or fabric with a decided diagonal weave. The above yardage does not allow for shrinkage or for matching stripes or plaids. Lower Edge Measurement of Skirt: Size 16” – 62” (40.7cm – 157.5cm)

    Recommended Fabrics

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