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      Dawn & Gill

        Rockabilly Swing Dress Pattern

        MISSES’ PRINCESS LINE DRESS (11 Piece). (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. (C) Portrait neckline, contrast collar.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern. This pattern is also available as a Digital Download.

        Size Guide

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

        Finished length from back of neck to lower edge, View A - 2" hem allowed, 47"

        Finished back length of dress from natural waistline, View B & C - 2" hem allowed.

        Sewing Notions

        12" Dress Placket Zipper for side opening. View 1, 7" neck type zipper for back neck opening.

        About 5 1/2 yds. Seam Binding. Purchased belt if desired. VIEW A: 8 buttons, purchased tailored shoulder pads. VIEWS A or B: 1/4 yd. 25" interfacing. VIEW B: 3/4 yd. 1 1/4" ribbon. VIEW C: 1/2 yd. 25" interfacing.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        VIEW A
        35" fabric (no nap), 5 1/4 yds.
        44" fabric (no nap), 4 3/8 yds.
        54" fabric (no nap), 3 1/2 yds.
        CONTRAST COLLAR 35", 1/4 yd.

        VIEW B
        35" fabric (no nap), 4 7/8 yds.
        41" fabric (no nap), 4 1/2 yds.
        44" fabric (no nap), 4 yds.

        VIEW C
        35" fabric (no nap), 4 7/8 yds.
        44" fabric (no nap), 3 7/8 yds.
        CONTRAST COLLAR 35", 3/8 yd.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Sheer or Lightweight Wools, Shantung, Faille, Crepe, Linen, Pique, Cotton Broadcloth. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        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.

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