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      Dawn & Gill

        Strapless Evening Dress, Pattern

        A sewing pattern dating from 1950; Junior Evening Dress in Two Lengths: Gown in long or short version; strapless or with a narrow strap. The bodice is fitted with 3 seams up the front and has these great "cuffs" at the top. The skirt is gathered at the waist & moderately full.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Bust: 28” (71.1cm)
        Waist: 23.5” (59.7cm)
        Hips (7” below natural waistline) 31”(79cm)

        Finished shorter length from natural waistline: 30” (76.2cm) (2” hem allowed)

        Finished longer length from natural waistline: 41” (104.2cm) (No hem allowed)

        Width at lower edge of longer, about: 4 7/8 yds.

        Width at lower edge of shorter length, about: 4 ½ yds.

        Sewing Notions

        14” General Use Slide Fastener for Back Opening

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEWS A or B -
        35” Material (Without nap), 6 ¼ yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 6 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 5 ¼ yds.
        45” Material (Without nap), 4 7/8 yds.
        ½” Wide Horsehair Braid, 5 yds.

        VIEW A -
        50” Material (Without nap), 4 3/8 yds.

        VIEW C – (Shorter Length)
        35” Material (Without nap), 4 7/8 yds.
        39” Material (With nap), 4 7/8 yds.
        39” Material (Without nap), 4 3/8 yds.
        42” Material (Without nap), 3 7/8 yds.
        The Above Yardage Does Not Allow Extra Material For Matching Plaids

        VIEW B or C – Contrast – 35” or 39” Material, 1/2”

        VIEW A, B or C -
        Bodice Lining 35” Material, 5/8 yd.
        Featherbone Stays, 1 ¼ yds.
        Cuff Interfacing:
        27” Cambric, 35” Taffeta or 50” Tarlatan, ½”
        ½” Wide Grosgrain Ribbon For Waistline, ¾ yds.

        14” General Use Slide Fastener for Back Opening

        Cut through the white center of the double cutting lines. Sew on broken lines. 3/8” seam is allowed on all seam edges unless otherwise specified on pattern.
        1. How to adjust this pattern to your measurements
        2. Cutting layouts for this size
        3. Assembling, sewing and finishing details

        IMPORTANT 5/8” is allowed on seam-edges unless otherwise specified on pattern. Seams are indicated by broken lines; cutting line by continuous double lines. A narrow margin surrounds each pattern piece, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut pattern and material together through white center of double line. The margin falls away as you cut through pattern and material.

        How to adjust pattern to your measurements is included.

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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.