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  • Model wearing 1940s cardigan jacket and weskit made from Simplicity 2936 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s cardigan jacket and weskit made from Simplicity 2936 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s cardigan jacket and weskit made from Simplicity 2936 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s cardigan jacket and weskit made from Simplicity 2936 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s cardigan jacket and weskit made from Simplicity 2936 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Cardigan Pattern

    The dart-fitted weskit, styled with a V neckline, has a front button closing. A slit at the lower back edge is featured. The long-sleeved jacket, trimmed with front pockets, has a cardigan neckline. A lining may be used for the jacket or weskit. Style 1 jacket is trimmed with top-stitching. Two buttons at the lower edge finish the sleeves. In Style 2 the sleeves are in contrast and the left breast pocket is omitted. Style 3 jacket is edged with military braid.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. 

    Size Guide

    Bust: 38” (96.5cm)
    Waist: 32” (81.3cm)
    Hip: 41” (104cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Lower edge of Weskit: 18 7/8” (48cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of Jacket: 27 ¾” (70.5cm)
    1 ½” TURN UP FOR HEM ON JACKET

    Sewing Notions

    WESKIT: - 3 spools of Thread; 5 Buttons; Seam Binding – (Optional). JACKET STYLE 1, 2 AND 3: - 3 spools of Thread; Seam Binding – (Optional); Triangular Shoulder Pads; Cotton Twill Tape – ¼” wide/ JACKET STYLE1: - 7 Buttons. JACKET STYLE 2 AND 3: - 3 Buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Vintage Size: 20
    STYLE 1 OR 2 – JACKET – WITH OR WITHOUT NAP FABRIC
    35” fabric, 2 7/8 yds.
    39” fabric, 2 5/8 yds.
    54” fabric, 1 7/8 yds.
    JACKET LINING – FOR STYLE 1 OR 3 – (OPTIONAL)
    39” fabric, 2 ¼ yds.
    STYLE 3 – MILITARY BRAID
    1” wide, 4 1/8 yds.
    STYLE 1 – WESKIT
    35” fabric with or without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    39” fabric with or without nap, 1 3/8 yds.
    54” fabric, 1 yd.
    LINING FOR WESKIT (OPTIONAL)
    39” fabric, 1 ¼ yds.
    INTERFACING FOR WESKIT
    27” fabric, ¾ yd.
    STYLE 2 -JACKET – WITH OR WITHOUT NAP FABRIC
    35” fabric, 2 1/8 yds.
    39” fabric, 1 7/8 yds.
    54” fabric, 1 ½ yds.
    CONTRASTING SLEEVES – 7/8 yd. of 35”, 39” or 54” fabric
    LINING FOR JACKET (OPTIONAL) – 1 3/8 yds. of 39” fabric
    LINING FOR SLEEVES (OPTIONAL)
    39” fabric, 7/8 yd.
    STYLE 1, 2 OR 3
    INTERFACING FOR JACKET – 7/8 yd. of 27” fabric
    LINING FOR POCKET (WHEN JACKET IS UNLINED) – ¼ yd. of 35” or 39” fabric.

    13 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    Corduroy or velveteen, flannel, gabardine, tweed, lightweight worsted, bengaline, linen, pique. WESKIT: - Also velvet. See our Fabric Partners

    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.