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Dawn & Gill

    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. This pattern is also available as a PDF download. 

    Size Guide

    Size: 8 Modern-size
    Waist: 66cm
    Hip: 94cm
    Body rise From waist to top of leg: 30 cm

    Size: 10 (Modern size)
    Waist: 71cm
    Hip: 99cm
    Body rise From waist to top of leg: 31 cm

    Size: 12 (Modern size)
    Waist: 76cm
    Hip: 104cm
    Body rise From waist to top of leg: 32cm

    Size: 14 (Modern size)
    Waist: 81cm
    Hip: 109cm
    Body rise From waist to top of leg: 33cm

    Size: 16 (Modern size)
    Waist: 86cm
    Hip: 114cm
    Body rise From waist to top of leg: 34cm

    Sewing Notions

    50cm of iron on interfacing 10” invisible (concealed) zipper

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Size 8
    1.5 metre wide (150cm) x 1 metre (100cm)
    Finished garment measurements
    Waist, 74cm
    Hip (20cm down from waist), 101cm
    Outside Leg, 37cm

    Size: 10
    1.5 metre wide (150cm x 1.1 metre (110cm)
    Finished garment measurements
    Waist, 77cm
    Hip (20cm down from waist), 106cm
    Outside Leg,38cm

    Size: 12
    1.5 metre wide (150cm x 1.1 metre (110cm)
    Finished garment measurements
    Waist, 82cm
    Hip (20cm down from waist), 116cm
    Outside Leg, 40cm

    Size: 14
    1.5 metre wide (150cm x 1.2 metre (120cm)
    Finished garment measurements
    Waist, 87cm
    Hip (20cm down from waist), 121cm
    Outside Leg, 42cm

    Size: 16
    1.5 metre wide (150cm x 1.2 metre (120cm)
    Finished garment measurements
    Waist, 92cm
    Hip (20cm down from waist), 126cm
    Outside Leg, 44cm

    Recommended Fabrics

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    Skill Level

    Beginner

    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.

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