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Women wearing Swing Dresses
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Vintage 1950s Sewing Pattern, Women's Swing Dress

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Rockabilly Swing Dress Pattern

Rockabilly Swing Dress has (A) Button trim gives double breasted effect to a princess dress with contrast collar, below-elbow sleeves. (B) Short sleeved dress, shallow neckline front and back, contrast ribbon trim.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. 

Difficulty Level: Beginner pattern skills

Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight wool, Crepe, Linen, Cotton Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose, Linen, Georgette, Chambray, Poplin, Batiste, Rayon.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 3.9 yds (3.6 metres) and 5.25 yds (4.8 metres), depending on fabric width, size and views. This pattern is not suitable for fabrics with a diagonal stripe or a decided diagonal weave. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners.

Size Guide

Bust 36” (91cm) Waist 28” (71cm) Hips 38” (97cm)

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!

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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