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Vintage Inspired 1940s Pattern, Women's 'Betty' Shorts PDF Download - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
Vintage Inspired 1940s Pattern, Women's 'Betty' Shorts PDF Download - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company

Vintage Inspired 1940s Pattern, Easy to Sew' Women's Betty Shorts PDF Download

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1940's Inspired Fabulous Shorts

For summer wear, these flattering shorts will make the perfect addition to your vintage wardrobe. They are very simple to make. The instructions are simple and illustrated suitable for anyone relatively new to dressmaking.

Offered here as: Digital Download (how to print and assemble). This pattern is also available as a Paper Pattern.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Recommended fabrics: Linen, Cottons, Silk, Rayon, Polyesters, Gaberdine, Flannel, Chambray, Gingham.

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
After purchase, you will receive an email with a link to simply download at home, formatted for both 8.5"x11" Letter and A4 printing. This digital download will print actual size full scale pattern pieces.

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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