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1940s Pattern, Men's WW2 Slacks or Shorts

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1940s Slacks or Shorts Pattern

These WW2 men's slacks are able to be made as shorts or trousers. Perfect year round for smart or casual wear, dress them up with a shirt or go for a more relaxed look with a simple t-shirt. This pattern includes a choice of full length trousers or shorts: the trousers feature a neat, straight leg and the tailored shorts include contrasting piping down the sides. Both the shorts and slacks can be made in a variety of fabrics.

Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern.

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate  

Recommended Fabrics: Wool, Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Tweed, Corduroy, Canvas, Denim.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 1.2 yds and 2.75 yds (2.5 meters), depending on width of fabric and view. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out our extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Fabric Partners

Size Guide
Waist: 36”/ 91cm

Inseam (Including turn up): 34”/ 86.4cm

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.

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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