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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 nationawide by jazz musicians in the 1940s.

    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

    Recommended Fabrics

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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.