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Vintage 1940's Pattern, Ladies Shorts - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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Vintage 1940's Pattern, Ladies Shorts

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Women's 1940s Shorts Pattern

Women's Shorts: The shorts, styled with a pocket, are seamed down the center front and back. Style I has front and back pleats. In Style I and III, a left side opening and waist band are featured. Style II has a flap on the front pocket. Elastic is inserted through the casing at the upper edge. In Style III, the dart-fitted shorts fold at the lower edge to form a cuff.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate 

Recommended fabrics Cotton, Chambray, Silks, Wool, Rayon, Gaberdine, Flannel.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 1.25 yds (1.1 metre) and 2 yds (1.8 metres), depending on size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide
Waist 25" (63.5cm)
Hips 33" (84cm)

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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear. 

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women

Sizes 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″

Men

Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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