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  • Women wearing wiggle dresses. Left to Right: View B, jacket and dress, in cream with red dots, back view. View A, jacket and dress in grey. View C, dress in teal.
  • Woman wearing fitted dress with sweetheart neckline in blue.
  • Line drawings of back views of  jacket and dress
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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        50s Wiggle Dress & Jacket Pattern

        Another iconic dress of the 50s. A wiggle midi dress with sweetheart neckline, self-belt, side zip fastening paired with a dart fitted jacket with shoulder pads and pockets. A definite vintage meets modern look.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern

        Size Guide

        Size: 18 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 36”(91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)

        Hips (7” below natural waistline): 39” (99.1cm)
        Finished Jacket length from back of neck: 24 1/8 “(61.3cm)
        Finished Dress length from shoulder: 48 1/8” (122.3cm)
        (2” hem allowed)
        Width at lower edge, about: 1 5/8 yds.

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A or B – Jacket and Dress
        35” Fabric Without Nap**, 6 ½ yds.
        42” Fabric Without Nap**, 5 ¼ yds.
        52” Fabric Without Nap**, 4 1/8 yds.
        Interfacing – 25” Sheer Canvas, 1 5/8 yds.
        VIEW A – Contrast Collar & Sleeve Facings -
        35” or 39” Fabric, ¼ yd.
        VIEW C – Dress Only
        35” Fabric Without Nap**, 3 ¼ yds.
        45” Fabric Without Nap**, 2 ½ yds.
        Interfacing – 25” Sheer Canvas, 3/8 yd.
        VIEW D – Jacket Only
        35” Fabric With Nap* or Without Nap**, 3 5/8 yds.
        Interfacing – 25” Sheer Canvas, 1 ½ yds.
        VIEW A, B or C – 1” Wide Belt Backing, 1 1/8 yds.
        VIEW A, B or D -
        Jacket Lining – 39” Fabric, ¼ yd.

        *WITH NAP means fabric with one way design, or with nap or pile.
        **WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

        10” Dress Placket Slide Fastener for Side Opening.

        IMPORTANT 5/8” is allowed on seam-edges unless otherwise specified on pattern. Seams are indicated by broken lines: cutting lines 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. Every mark is important so before removing the pattern from the material, mark carefully with tracing wheel, tailor's chalk or thread markings.

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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.