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      Dawn & Gill

        Vintage Sport & 40s Jacket Pattern

        The ‘Eisenhower’ 40s jacket, 100% guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd! Both styles of jacket include a long sleeve, a unique round-tipped collar, front button fastening with lining. The sports jacket, view 1, features a contrasting front body with one chest pocket and two hip pockets. The jacket is a longer length with a blind stitched length. The jacket, view 2, is shorter in length and finishes gathered into a waistband. The long sleeves also pleat into cuffs at the wrist. Tab fastenings allow the waistband to be furthered cinched in, and the jacket has one patch pocket on the chest.

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

        Size Guide

        Chest: 42” - 44” (107cm - 112cm)
        Neck: 16” - 16.5” (40.6cm - 41.9cm)
        Waist: 38”- 40” (97cm- 102cm)

        Sleeve Length: 34” (87cm)
        Sleeve length is Adjustable

        Sewing Notions

        Buttons, 100 yd. Spool of thread.

        Fabric Amount Guide

        View 1, Sport Jacket with Contrasting Front and Pockets- Skeleton Lining
        35” Material (without nap), 1 ⅞ yds.
        39” Material (without nap), 1 ⅞ yds.
        54” Material (without nap), 1 ½ yds.

        Contrast for Front Pockets
        35” Material (without nap), 1 ⅞ yds.
        39” Material (without nap), 1 ⅜ yds.
        54” Material (without nap), 1 yd.

        35” Material (without nap), 1 ⅞ yds.
        Note: If Plaid Material is used allow ⅛ yd. extra for matching small or medium size plaids.

        View 2, Battle Jacket
        35” Material (without nap), 3 ¼ yds.
        39” Material (without nap), 2 ⅝ yds.
        54” Material (without nap), 2 yds.
        35” Material (without nap), 1 ⅞ yds.

        Some common imperial to metric fabric conversions:

        35" (89 cm) , 36" (91.5 cm), 39" (99.1 cm), 44"
        (111.8 cm), 45" (114.3 cm), 1 yd. (91.5 cm)

        1” (25.4 mm), 3/4” (19 mm), 3/8” (9.6 mm), 1/2” (12.7 mm), 1/4 “ (6.4 mm)

        Recommended Fabrics

        Wool, Rayon, Linen, Denim, Tweed, Corduroy, Poplin, Cotton Broadcloth, Seersucker, Plisse, Washable Synthetics, Rayon Flannel, Rayon Gaberdine.

        An Image illustrates the fabric: Luscious Fleece - Mauve Check and Pure Luxury - Boiled Wool - Hot Rust from our Recommended Partner Croft Mill.
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        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.