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  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
  • Model wearing 1930s three-piece suit made from Pictorial Review 9655 pattern
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      Dawn & Gill

        30s Three-piece Suit Pattern

        Perfectly tuned to the times is this three-piece suit. The fitted jacket has a notched collar, wide revers, and closes with loops and buttons; the blouse is trimmed with a band with wing-like extensions which form pockets, and the skirt is smartly pleated in front.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 36” (91.4cm)
        Waist: 30” (76.2cm)
        Hip (7” below natural waistline): 39” (99.1cm)
        Finished back length of skirt below belt – 3” hem allowed: 30” (76.2cm)
        Width at lower edge of skirt about: 1 ¾” (4.5cm)
        Length of slide fastener for skirt: 7” (17.8cm)
        Length of separable slide fastener for blouse: 14” (35.6cm)

        Sewing Notions

        Matching thread

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1 – Suit with contrasting blouse
        35” for short-sleeved blouse, 1 5/8 yds.
        39” for short-sleeved blouse, 1 ½ yds.
        39” for long-sleeved blouse, 1 7/8 yds.
        35” for jacket, skirt and blouse-belt, 4 ¾ yds.
        39” for jacket, skirt and blouse-belt, 4 1/8 yds.
        54” for jacket, skirt and blouse-belt, 2 7/8 yds.
        39” lining for jacket, 1 5/8 yds.
        View 1 – Suit of one material (short-sleeved blouse)
        39” material, 5 ½ yds.
        View 2 – Separate frock
        35” with short sleeves, 3 7/8 yds.
        39” with short sleeves, 3 ½ yds.
        39” with long sleeves, 3 7/8 yds.
        54” with long sleeves, 2 ¾ yds.
        Separate skirt
        39” material, 2 1/8 yds.
        54” material, 2 yds.
        NOTE – Additional material is required for matching plaids or stripes, for fabrics that are not pre-shrunk, and for extra seam allowance on fabrics that ravel.

        Recommended Fabrics

        View 1 – Suit: Novelty wool, Sheer wool, Wool crepe, Faille crepe, Printed silk, Hopsacking Taffeta, linen. Blouse: Flat crepe, Printed silk, Novelty crepe, Sheer linen, Taffeta
        View 2 – Printed silk, Rough silk, Crepe linen, Printed cottons, Sheer wool. Rayons, acetates or other synthetic fabrics.
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        Skill Level

        Intermediate

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