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      Dawn & Gill

        1940s Slacks or Shorts Pattern

        These WW2 men's slacks are able to be made as shorts or trousers. Perfect year round for smart or casual wear, dress them up with a shirt or go for a more relaxed look with a simple t-shirt. This pattern includes a choice of full length trousers or shorts: the trousers feature a neat, straight leg and the tailored shorts include contrasting piping down the sides. Both the shorts and slacks can be made in a variety of fabrics.

        Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        Waist: 36” (91cm)
        Size: 36 (Vintage size)
        Length of inside leg seam of slacks, including turn-up: 34” (86.4cm)

        Sewing Notions

        View A, 6 Buttons and 2 Slide Buckles. View B, 5 Buttons.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Yardage for
        VIEW A - Without Nap
        35”, 1 ¾ yds.
        39”, 1 ½ yds.
        54”, 1 1/8 yds.
        VIEW A - With Nap
        35”, 1 5/8 yds.
        VIEW A – For Piping
        35”, ¼ yd.

        VIEW B – Without Nap
        35”, 2 ¾ yds.
        39”, 2 ¾ yds.
        54”, 1 7/8 yds.
        VIEW B – With Nap
        35”, 2 ¾ yds.
        To Face Fly
        27”, ¼ yd.
        Drilling for Pockets
        27”, ¾ yd.
        Width Bottom of Each Leg, 18 5/8” (47.4cm)

        *To Face Bands, Etc. in Napped Fabrics, About ¼ yd. 35” fabric is Required.

        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

        Wool, Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Tweed, Corduroy, Canvas, Denim. See our Fabric Partners

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        What You Will Receive

        After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full scale pattern pieces.