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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.
        BLOUSE – EVEN LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        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.
        SKIRT – LENGTHWISE STRIPED OR PLAIN FABRIC
        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”
        FEATHERBONING – ¼ yd.

        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

        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 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.