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1940's Pattern, Sailor Playsuit, High Waist Shorts

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Nautical Shorts, Top & Skirt 

Ahoy, ladies! Perfect 1940's nautical playsuit pattern for your retro wardrobe! This hard-to find beauty of a design features a trio of front-buttoning blouse with darts at the shoulders and waist, chest pocket, a V neckline topped off with a kicky sailor collar and choice of short straight sleeves or long sleeves gathered in wristbands, high-waisted shorts with side-button closings, dart fitting and a front pocket, and a five-piece front-buttoning skirt with a straight belt.

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

Sewing Skill Level; Intermediate 

Recommended Fabrics: Plain or printed, Pique, Linen, Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Gaberdine, Crepes, Stretch crepe.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary, depending on size, 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
Bust:  28” (71.2cm) Waist: 25" (63.5cm) Hips: 31" (78.7cm)
Bust: 33" (84cm) Waist: 27.5" (70cm) Hips: 36" (91.4cm)

Bust: 36" (91.4cm) Waist: 30" (76.2cm) Hips: 39" (99cm)

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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