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      Dawn & Gill

        Elegant Evening Wear Pattern

        Glamorous 1960's Four -panel Sheath Dress. Four panel sheath dress with camisole top and bloused, open-front jacket of sheer or non-sheer fabric. Lined dress is fitted by long darts at back and front, has center back zipper and low vent, bias bow at front of neck. Jacket is gathered in waistband, has long unmounted sleeves. Neck is finished with bias binding, fronts fastened at neck and waistband with hooks and eyes, sleeve openings closed with zippers.

        Offered as: Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Size: 14 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 34" (86.4cm)
        Waist: 26" (66cm)
        Hip: 36" (91.4cm)

        Back waist length: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)
        Finished Jacket length from back of regular neckline, including blousing: 19” (48.3cm)
        Finished Dress length form waistline: 25 3/8” (64.5cm)
        (2 5/8” hem)
        Width of lower edge: 41” (104.2cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Dress -Thread, Seam Binding, 16" Neck-type Zipper, 1 Hook and Eye; Jacket-Thread, Two 4" Neck-type Zippers for
        Sleeves, 2 Hooks and Eyes.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        FABRIC REQUIRED
        DRESS -
        45” With Nap* or Without Nap**, 2 1/8 yds.
        52” Without Nap**, 1 3/8 yds.
        Lining – 39” Fabric, 2 yds.
        JACKET OF SHEER FABRIC (Cut Crosswise – No Seam AT Center Back)
        35” or 45” Without Nap**, 1 ¾ yds.
        Optional Net Binding For Neck of Lace Jacket – 72” Nylon Net, ¼ yd.
        All Sizes
        JACKET OF NON-SHEER FABRIC (Cut Lengthwise – With Seam at Center Back)
        45” Without Nap**, 1 5/8 yds.
        52” Without Nap**, 1 3/8 yds.

        *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

        Dress-Printed Silk, Crepe, Shantung, Peau do Solo, Synthetic Mixtures, Silk Broadcloth, Brocade, Satin, Cloqué, Matelassé, Wool Crepe, Jersey Jacket-Lace, Organdy, Synthetic Sheers, Chiffon, Crepe, Wool Crepe. NOTE: Not Suitable for Diagonal Prints or Diagonal Weaves. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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.