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1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized
1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized
1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized
1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized
1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized

1940s Pattern, Retro Betty Shorts -'Easy to Sew' - Multi-sized

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1940's Retro Shorts

Give your dress a day off this season with our 40s versatile, stylish and ultra flattering summer wardrobe staple. A perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Sooo simple to make - the instructions and illustrations are very easy.  Suitable for anyone relatively new to dressmaking.

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

Difficulty Level: Beginner 

Recommended Fabrics: Linen, Cottons, Lawn, Silk, Rayon, Polyesters, Gaberdine, Flannel, Chambray, Gingham, Slight stretch fabrics.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 0.9 yds (0.83 metres) and 1.2 yds (1.1 metres), depending on size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide 
Waist 26” (66cm), Hips 33" (84cm)
Waist 28" (71cm), Hips 37" (94cm)
Waist 30" (76cm), Hips 39" (99cm)
Waist 32" (81cm), Hips 41" (104cm)

Waist 34" (86cm), Hips 43" (109cm)

What You Will Receive
You will receive a true to scale digitally plotted 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. 

Sizes

Please note that the size number (e.g. size 12) on the reproduced vintage pattern will most likely be completely different to today's sizing. The further back in time you go, the smaller the clothes get, and you may have to adjust up another size or two.

Women
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust 76cm
/30″
81cm
/32″
86cm
/34″
91cm
/36″
96cm
/38″
101cm
/40″
106cm
/42″
111cm
/44″
116cm
/46″
Waist 59cm
/23″
64cm
/25″
69cm
/27″
74cm
/29″
79cm
/31″
84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37″
99cm
/39″
Hips 84cm
/33″
89cm
/35″
94cm
/37”
99cm
/39″
104cm
/41″
109cm
/43″
114cm
/45″
119cm
/47″
124cm
/49″
Men
Sizes XS S M L XL
Chest (at fullest) 89.5cm / 35" 97cm / 38" 104.5cm / 51" 112cm / 44" 119.5cm / 47"
Waist 59cm / 23″ 64cm / 25″ 69cm / 27″ 74cm / 29″ 79cm / 31″
Hips 84cm / 33″ 89cm / 35″ 94cm / 37” 99cm / 39″ 104cm / 41″
Children
Sizes Age 2 Age 4 Age 6 Age 8 Age 10
Chest 53cm / 21″ 57cm / 22.5″ 61cm / 24″ 66cm / 26″ 72cm / 28.5″
Waist 52cm / 20.5″ 54cm / 21.25″ 58cm / 23″ 61cm / 24″ 63cm / 25″
Height 95cm / 38″ 104cm / 41″ 116cm / 45.5″ 128cm / 50.5″ 140cm / 55

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