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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”

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

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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.