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Dawn & Gill

    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.

    Size Guide

    Waist: 36”/ 91cm
    Inseam (Including turn up): 34”/ 86.4cm

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    Fabric Amount Guide

    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

    Recommended Fabrics

    Wool, Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Tweed, Corduroy, Canvas, Denim. See our Fabric Partners

    Sewing Notions

    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 re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.