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  • Model wearing 1950s dress made from McCall’s 3636 pattern
  • Man wearing 50s shirt and shorts.
  • Technical flats for shirt and shorts.
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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Men's Summer Set Pattern

    Be the coolest man out there! Shirt short sleeves with turn back cuffs, collar, front pocket and back yoke. Bermuda style shorts to above the knee with side pockets and loops for belt. A classic 1950s winner!

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

    Size Guide

    Body Measurements: Medium
    Neck: 15” (38cm)
    Waist: 34” (86.4cm)
    Chest: 38” (96.5cm)
    Finished Shirt length from back of neck: 29 ½” (74.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread, Buttons

    Fabric Amount Guide

    SHIRT –
    35” Without Nap*, 2 5/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap*, 2 yds.
    Interfacing – 27” Cambric, 7/8 yd.
    SHORTS –
    35” Without Nap*, 2 yds.
    45” Without Nap*, 1 ½ yds.
    54” Without Nap*, 1 1/4 yds.
    Lining for Waistband, Pockets and Right Fly Facing
    35” Lining, 1 yd.
    Interfacing for Waistband –
    27” Cambric, ½ yd.
    11” Trousers Fly Fastener for Front Opening

    *WITHOUT NAP means fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.
    30 pattern pieces

    Recommended Fabrics

    Shirt – Pique, Poplin, Cotton Broadcloth, Nylon or Orlon Shirtings. Shorts – Linen, Gabardine, Denim, Flannel. See our Fabric Partners

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    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.

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