1950s Pattern Men's Boxer Shorts
Vintage Boxer Shorts Pattern
View 1 of these shorts have soft pleats on each side of centre front and a fly front opening, the upper edge of back is gathered into an adjustable waistband and fastened with buttons in front. The front and back of view 2 shorts are stitched to elastic webbing which fits snugly at the waist.
Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.
Difficulty Level: Beginners sewing pattern skills
Recommended fabrics: Lengthwise Striped or Plain Cotton, Rayon, Silk, Percale.
Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 1.4 yds (1.3 metres) and 1.7 yds (1.6 metres), depending on fabric width, size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners.Size Guide
|30" (26.2 cm)|
|34" (86.4 cm)|
|36" (91.4 cm)|
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!
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.
|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″|
|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|