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Dawn & Gill

    50s Ladies Suit Pattern

    The 'Magic Jackie' suit with its own sleeveless blouse loves casual or elegant fabrics, this suit looks gorgeous in all. Buttonless, collarless straight jacket has below elbow sleeves, side bust darts. Skirt has panel front, centre-back seam, but no side seams.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Size: 12 (Vintage size)
    Bust: 32” (81cm)
    Waist: 26” (63cm)
    Hips (7” (18cm) below natural waistline) 35” (89cm)

    Back length neck-base to waist: 16”(41cm)
    Finished back length of jacket: 20 ½” (53cm)
    Finished back length of shirt: 30” (77cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, seam binding, 5” neck-type zipper for blouse, 7” shirt zipper, shoulder pads, optional.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Extra fabric is required for matching plaids, stripes and one-way design fabric.
    VIEW 1 – JACKET AND SHIRT (plaids, stripes or other fabrics)
    35”, 36”, 37” fabric with or without nap, 3 ½ yds.
    39”, 40”, 41” fabric without nap, 3 yds.
    44”, 45” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    54” fabric with or without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    35”, 36” fabric without nap, 1 ¾ yds.
    44”, 45” fabric without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    25”, 37” Interfacing for jacket and skirt, ¾ yd.
    41”, 42”, 44”, 45” fabric without nap, 1 1/8 yds.
    52”, 54” fabric without nap, 7/8 yd.

    39” fabric with nap, 3 1/8 yds.
    50” fabric with or without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
    41”, 42” fabric without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    50” fabric with or without nap, 2 yds.
    25”, 37” Interfacing for jacket and shirt, ¾ yd.

    2 ½” Hem allowed for skirt, 1 ½” Hem allowed for jacket Width at lower edge of skirt, about…. 40”, 41”

    Recommended Fabrics

    Suit: Cotton suitings, (V-1 polished cottons, corduroy, velveteen), blends, Linen, sharkskin. Silk linen, faille, (V-2 satin, velvet, brocade), shantung. Wool crepe, broadcloth, suiting jersey, flannel. Blouse: Cotton surah, novelty cottons. Silk or synthetic crepe, (V-2 satin). Wool jersey. Lining: Cottons. Silk crepe, surah, (V-2 satin). 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 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.