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Dawn & Gill

    60s Retro Evening Wear

    This is an elegant evening dress, that is a special design. It is a slightly gathered skirt with a barrel shaped silhouette in two lengths that joins an elongated bodice. The buttoned front can close below the bateau neckline, high or scooped at back. There is an optional front belt and it can be worn short sleeved and sleeveless.

    Offered here as: Original Pattern

    Size Guide

    Bust: 34" (86cm)
    Waist: 26" (66cm)
    Hips: 36" (92cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, ribbon seam binding, hooks and eyes, buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Striped, plaid or diagonal fabrics are not suitable.
    Version A
    35” Without Nap|, 3 ¼ yds.
    39” With Nap*, 3 1/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap|, 3 1/8 yds.
    Version B
    35” With Nap*, 2 ¾ yds.
    45” Without Nap|, 2 1/8 yds.
    Version C
    35” Without Nap|, 2 5/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap|, 2 1/8 yds.
    Version A skirt lining (optional)
    39”, 2 ½ yds.
    Version B and C skirt lining (optional)
    39”, 1 5/8 yds.
    Bodice lining A
    39”, 1 yd.
    Bodice lining B, C
    39”, 1 yd.
    Interfacing A, B, C
    45” Light weight interfacing fabric, 5/8 yd.
    12” Dress zipper
    Length of dress A or center-back from natural neck-line, 58 ¾”
    Length of dress B and C at center-back from natural neck-line, 41 ¼”
    Width at lower edge of A, B and C in size 14 is 51” (about 1 3/8 yds.)
    3” Hem allowed

    * With nap, pile or one-way design.
    | Without nap, shading or pile with a two-way design.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Faille, Barathea, Peau De Soie, Matelasse, Brocade Satin, Lame, Surah, Shantung, Cotton Satin, Velveteen, Pique. See our Fabric Partners

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    What You Will Receive

    If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.