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  • Model wearing 1940s shorts made from Economy Design 180 pattern
  • Model wearing 1940s shorts made from Economy Design 180 pattern
  • Line drawing of shorts.
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Dawn & Gill

    40s Shorts Pattern

    NOTE – A Pair of trimly Tailored Shorts, with Four Pieces Back and Front. Suitable for Tennis and all Out-door Sports. Anyone for Tennis?

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

    To watch a wonderful tutorial on making these shorts please click here

    Size Guide

    Waist: 26” (66.1cm)
    Hips: 35” (88.9cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching Sewing Cotton or Silk. Seam Binding

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Without Nap or up or down Design.

    Waist Sizes: 26” (66.1cm)
    54” Material, 1 3/8 yds.
    36” Material, 1 7/8 yds.
    Piece of Material for Leg Facing, 11” x 6”
    Finished Length at Side Seam, 19”

    ½” Turnings are allowed on all Seams.

    10 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    Flannel, Suiting, Linen, Rayon, Cotton See our Fabric Partners

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    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 resealable envelope for easy storage.

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