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Dawn & Gill

    Vintage Rockabilly Dress Pattern

    An attractive shirt-waister which is always a useful stand-by for almost all occasions. It's super stylish ‘Quick and Easy’, shirt waisted dress, with lapel collar, buttoned bodice and raglan sleeves.

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 32" (81.3cm)
    Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
    Hips: 35" (88.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching Sewing Cotton, Mercerised Machine Twist, Silk or Nylon Thread (According to material used). 2 buttons approximately 7/8 in diameter, Buckle for Belt or Purchased Belt. Shoulder Pads: (optional), 12” Zip.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    NOTE – This yardage does not allow for shrinkage of material.

    With or Without Nap or up or down Design
    36” Material, 4 7/8 yds.
    Without Nap or up or down Design
    54” Material, 3 ¼ yds.
    Interfacing, Vilene or Canvas
    36” Material, ½ yd.
    Finished Length of Dress from Back of Neck to Hem, 45 ½”
    Width round lower edge of Skirt, size 36” is about 2 5/8 yds.
    2” Hem allowed.
    ½” turnings are allowed on all seams.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cottons, Silks, Rayons, Lightweight Woollens , Vyella, Velvet. See our Fabric Partners

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    What You Will Receive

    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.