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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 teal strapless dress, with a sweetheart neckline.
  • Line drawing of garments. Left to right: back view of dress (A-B-C), back view of dress with jackets over (A-B), front view of jacket (D).
  • Line drawing of all pattern pieces included in "1950s Pattern, Elegant, Midi Sweetheart, Wiggle Dress & Jacket"
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Dawn & Gill

    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.