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  • Man wearing 50s shirt and shorts.
  • Model wearing 1950s dress made from McCall’s 3636 pattern
  • Technical flats of 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'. 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

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        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

        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.

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