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  • Model wearing 1940s men’s zoot suit made from Simplicity 4585 pattern
  • Line drawing of jacket and trousers for a zoot suit.
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      Dawn & Gill

        Vintage 1940s Pattern - MEN’S ZOOT SUIT

        MEN’S ZOOT SUIT which was made popular nationwide by jazz musicians in the 1940s. SAS-SY13

        Offered here as; Paper Pattern.

        Size Guide

        BODY MEASUREMENTS
        Chest: 38” (96.5cm)
        Waist: 32” (81.28cm)
        Hip: 39” (99.1cm)
        Neck Band: 15” (38.1cm)

        Chest: 40” (101.6cm)
        Waist: 34” (86.4cm)
        Hip: 41” (104.1cm)
        Neck Band: 15 ½” (39.4cm)

        Chest: 42” (106.7cm)
        Waist: 36” (91.5cm)
        Hip: 43” (109.2cm)
        Neck Band: 16” (40.7cm)

        Chest: 44” (111.8cm)
        Waist: 39” ((99.1cm
        Hip: 45” (114.3cm)
        Neck Band: 16 ½” (42cm)

        Chest: 46” (116.8cm)
        Waist: 42” (106.7cm)
        Hip: 47” (119.4cm)
        Neck Band: 17” (43.2cm)

        Chest: 48” (121.9cm)
        Waist: 44” (111.8cm)
        Hip: 49” (124.5cm)
        Neck Band: 17 ½” (44.5cm)

        Chest: 50” (127cm)
        Waist: 46” (116.8cm)
        Hip: 51” (129.5cm)
        Neck Band: 18” (45.7cm)

        Chest: 52” (132.1cm)
        Waist: 48” (121.9cm)
        Hip: 53” (134.6cm)
        Neck Band: 18 ½” (47cm)


        Sewing Notions

        Thread. A: One ¾” button. B: One 9” zipper, one hook closure, six ¾” buttons for purchased suspenders (opt.).

        Fabric Amount Guide

        Sizes: 38
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 48
        A
        45***, 3 5/8 yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 yd.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 ¼ yds.
        60***, 2 3/8 yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 42”
        B – Hip: 45”
        A – Length: 37 ¾”
        B – Side length: 44 ½”
        B – Leg width: 13 ½”


        Sizes: 40
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 50
        A
        45***, 3 5/8 yds.
        60***, 2 7/8 yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 yd.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 ¼ yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 44”
        B – Hip: 47”
        A – Length: 38”
        B – Side length: 44 ½”
        B – Leg width: 14”

        Sizes: 42
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 52
        A
        45***, 3 58 yds.
        60***, 2 7/8 yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 yd.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 ¼ yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 46”
        B – Hip: 49”
        A – Length: 38 ¼”
        B – Side length: 44 ½”
        B – Leg width: 14 ½”


        Sizes: 44
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 54
        A
        45***, 3 7/8 yds.
        60***, 3 3/8 yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 yd.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 ¼ yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 48”
        B – Hip: 51”
        A – Length: 38 ½”
        B – Side length: 44 ½”
        B – Leg width: 15”


        Sizes: 46
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 56
        A
        45***, 4 yds.
        60***, 3 3/8 yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 yd.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 3/8 yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 50”
        B – Hip: 53”
        A – Length: 38 ¾”
        B – Side length: 45 ¼”
        B – Leg width: 15 ½”


        Sizes: 48
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 58
        A
        45***, 4 ½ yds.
        60***, 3 3/8 yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 ¼ yds.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 3/8 yds.
        60***, 2 ¾ yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 52”
        B – Hip: 55”
        A – Length: 39”
        B – Side length: 45 ¼”
        B – Leg width: 16”


        Sizes: 50
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 60
        A
        45***, 4 ½ yds.
        60***, 3 ½ yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 ¼ yds.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 3/8 yds.
        60***, 2 7/8 yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 54”
        B – Hip: 57”
        A – Length: 39 ¼”
        B – Side length: 45 ¼”
        B – Leg width: 16 ½”


        Sizes: 52
        Sizes-Eur/Fr: 62
        A
        45***, 4 ½ yds.
        60***, 3 ½ yds.
        Flap and Sleeve Lining
        45**, 1 3/8 yds.
        Interfacing – 2 yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        B
        45***, 3 3/8 yds.
        60***, 3 1/8 yds.
        Pocket and Fly Lining – 5/8 yd. of 45**
        Interfacing – ½ yd. of 32” to 36” lightweight fusible or non-fusible
        GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (Chest & Hip Printed on Pattern Tissue)
        A – Chest: 56”
        B – Hip: 59”
        A – Length: 39 ½”
        B – Side length: 45 ¼”
        B – Leg width: 17”

        *Without nap, ** with nap, ***with or without nap.

        18 pattern pieces

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        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        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.