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      Dawn & Gill
        Sewing Instructions are in English

        Classic Safari Suit Pattern

        Mid to late 1930's; One-Piece Culottes Dress and Jacket. The blouse features a notched collar, pleated sleeves and action back. The Culottes are slightly circular. The box-jacket buttons high at the neck has patch pockets and may have long or short sleeves. Pattern includes a fitting and adjustment guide.

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

        Size Guide

        Bust: 30” (76.2cm)
        Waist: 26” (66cm)
        Hips: 33” (83.9cm)

        Finished length from base of neck to hem of Culotte Dress: 44 1/2"
        Finished length from base of neck to hem of Jacket: 23 1/4"

        Sewing Notions

        Buttons. A purchased belt may be used.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        WITHOUT NAP OR UP OR DOWN DESIGN
        Note:- If materials ravel or are loosely woven, additional seam allowance is necessary. This required about 1/8 yd. of extra material.

        CULOTTE DRESS
        35" material, 3 3/4 yds.
        39" material 3 1/2 yds.
        54" material, 2 1/2 yds.

        JACKET WITH SHORT SLEEVES
        35" material, 2 yds.
        39" material 1 7/8 yds.

        JACKET WITH LONG SLEEVES
        35" material, 2 3/8 yds.
        39" material 2 1/8 yds.
        54" material, 1 1/2 yds.
        An additional 3/8 yd. is required to match small or medium size plaids.

        1/2" SEAMS ALLOWED

        Recommended Fabrics

        CULOTTE DRESS:
        Percale, English Broadcloth, printed muslin, seersucker,gingham, linen, shantung, rayon and cotton crepe. silk, linen, flannel, jersey.

        JACKET:
        Printed muslin, seersucker,gingham, linen, shantung, rayon and cotton crepe. silk, linen, flannel, jersey.
        See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        If you select a Paper Pattern, 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. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which will include age-related wear and tear.