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Dawn & Gill

    50s Cummerbund Dress

    SKIRT, BLOUSE AND CUMMERBUND. The beautifully fitted blouse features a wide V neckline and short kimono sleeves. Blouse front laps diagonally right over left. A figure moulding peplum at blouse waistline holds the surplice blouse in place and assures a smooth fit. The flared skirt is fitted with darts in each of the eight gores. A matching or contrasting cummerbund gives a one-piece dress look to these mix-match separates.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Size:14 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 32” (81.3cm)
    Waist: 26” (66cm)
    Hip: 35” (88.9)
    Finished Back Length of Blouse: 20 ½” (52.1cm)
    Finished Length of Skirt: 29 ½” (75cm)

    Sewing Notions

    2 spools of Thread; Contrasting Thread; Bias Seam Binding; one 10” Neck Type Zipper for blouse side opening; one 7” Zipper for skirt side opening.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra Fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one way design fabrics.
    35” or 36” fabric without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    39” fabric without nap, 1 ¼ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 1 1/8 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 7/8 yd.
    35”, 36” or 39” fabric without nap, 3 ¾ yds.
    44” or 45” fabric without nap, 2 7/8 yds.
    54” fabric without nap, 2 yds.
    NOTE: If skirt and blouse are desired of same fabric, combine above yardages.
    CUMMERBUND – 3/8 yd. of 35”, 36”, 39”, 44”, 45”, 54” fabric without nap.
    Width Around Lower Edge od Skirt, 130 ½”

    Recommended Fabrics

    Blouse or skirt: Lengthwise stripe or pl.: Cotton, calico, polished cotton, chambray, pique, linen, lawn, voile, gingham, silk broadcloth, taffeta, butcher linen, shantung, rayon, wool jersey. Cummerbund: Cotton, linen, pique, rayon, jersey. 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.