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Dawn & Gill

    50s Bolero Dress

    MOCK BOLERO. Smooth waisted sheath dress with buttoned bolero effect. (A) Below-the-elbow sleeves with contrasting loose trimmed collar 'n cuffs. (B) No collar 'n cuffs. (C) Sleeveless version with a square neckline.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 14 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 34"(86cm)
    Waist: 26" (66cm)
    Hip: 36" (91cm)
    Finished length from back of neck to lower edge, Views A & B – 2” hem allowed: 46 ½” (118.2cm)

    Sewing Notions

    About 2 ½ yds. Seam Binding. VIEWS A & B: 3 Buttons, Purchased Tailored Shoulder Pads. VIEW B: 1 1/8 yds. 1” Belting, Purchased Belt if desired. VIEW C: 2 Buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    YARDAGE FOR
    VIEWS A & B
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 3/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.
    54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ¼ yds.
    CONTRAST COLLAR & CUFFS
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), ½ yd.
    ½” LACE EDGING, 2 ½ yds.
    VIEW C
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ¾ 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 14” – 49”
    12” DRESS PLACKET ZIPPER FOR SIDE OPENING.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Lightweight Wools, Linen, Pique, Rayon Flannel, Shantung, Faille, Cotton Broadcloth. 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 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.