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Dawn & Gill

    60s Elegant Evening Wear Pattern

    This dress pattern comes in two lengths. The long torso dress has a dart fitted bodice and a four-piece gathered skirt in long or short length. The long dress is sleeveless and may be made in one or two fabrics. The short dress has set-in sleeves with elastic in the hems at the lower edges. The applied bow at the front may be of bodice fabric or ribbon. The dress also has centre back zipper.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

    Size Guide

    Bust: 34" (86.4cm)
    Waist: 26" (66cm)
    Hips: 36" (91.5cm)

    Back waist length: 15 ¼” (38.8cm)
    Finished A length from back of regular neckline: 39 ¾” (101cm)
    Finished B Length from back of regular neckline: 52 ¾” (134cm)
    (2 5/8” hem A or B)
    Width at lower edge of B: 120 ½” (306.1cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, 22” Neck-Type Zipper, 1 Hook and Eye, Seam Binding, Buttonhole Twist for Machine Gathers, 2 yds. of 2” Wide Ribbon for bow (optional).

    Fabric Amount Guide

    VIEW A-
    35" With Nap* or Without Nap**, 5 yds.
    45" With Nap*, 4 ½ yds.
    45" Without Nap**, 4 ¼ yds.
    ¼” Wide Elastic for Sleeves, 5/8 yd.
    VIEW B - Bodice & Bow of Velveteen (facings made of lining fabric)
    35" With Nap*, 1 ¼ yds.
    VIEW B - Bodice & Bow of Other Fabric facings included)
    35" Without Nap**, 1 5/8 yds.
    45" With Nap* or Without Nap**, 1 ¼ yds.
    VIEW B - Skirt
    35" or 45" With Nap or Without Nap**, 4 ¼ yds.
    VIEW B-Entire Dress of Velveteen (facings made of lining fabric)
    35" With Nap*, 5 ½ yds.
    VIEW B-Entire Dress of Other Fabric (facings included)
    35" Without Nap**, 6 yds.
    45" With Nap* or Without Nap**, 5 yds.
    VIEW B-Facings for Velveteen
    39" Lining Fabric, 3/8 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.

    Recommended Fabrics

    View A or View B of One Fabric – Crepe, Synthetic Mixtures, Printed Silks, Silk Broadcloth, Surah, Taffeta, Satin, Velveteen; View B of Two Fabrics – Velveteen, Satin, Taffeta, Peau de soie, Shantung, Surah. 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.