This girl's 1950s dress PDF pattern has a fitted back-buttoning bodice, gathered skirt with gathered patch pockets, and corded piping trim. View A has a contrast collar, puffed sleeves with contrast cuffs, and ribbon bows. View B is a tailored version with short, cuffed sleeves and a small, round collar. View C has a contrast skirt for a separates look.
Recommended Fabrics: quilting cotton, poplin, or cotton pique
-View A: 1/2 yard dress fabric, 1/4 yard contrast fabric
-View B: 1/2 yard dress fabric
-View C: 1/4 yard dress fabric, 3/8 yard contrast fabric for skirt
-Lining: Scrap of lightweight woven fabric
-Trim: 1/4 yard contrast fabric and 2 yards 1 mm cording
-Notions: Thread, 3 - 3/8" buttons, one slide-style buckle with 3/8" opening, scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing; View A: 1 yard 1/8" ribbon for bows
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Great pattern. Instructions are very clear and fit is perfect. Because of the details on this dress it does take a little more time but it is well worth it
This is a beautiful dress. I love the details on the dress. Instructions are very clear and detailed
Great pattern. Made three variations and love them all. Details are so true to the era. Instructions are precise and easy to follow.
Great classic design! The pattern has clear directions, good illustrations, pleasing details, and fits really nicely.
1954 Party Dress: I enjoyed making the dress. I used a cotton fabric - white with thin green stripes. I used store bought satin piping (green) and I omitted the pockets. The instructions were very clear but I had some difficulty with the back opening and placket. All and all, I enjoyed sewing this outfit.