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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

    VIEWS A & B
    35” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 3/8 yds.
    44” FABRIC (Without Nap), 3 yds.
    54” FABRIC (Without Nap), 2 ¼ yds.
    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”

    Recommended Fabrics

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