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Dawn & Gill

    Nautical Shorts, Top & Skirt 

    Ahoy, ladies! Perfect 1940's nautical playsuit pattern for your retro wardrobe! This hard-to find beauty features: Blouse is dart-fitted at shoulders and waistline.  Neck is faced and rolled with attached collar, which may be omitted.  Sleeves are dart-fitted at top, with long sleeves gathered to waistbands.  Shorts are dart-fitted at back and buttoned at sides.  Five-piece skirt is finished with straight belt and buttons down front. 

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

    Size Guide

    Bust: 28” (71.2cm)
    Waist: 25" (63.5cm)
    Hips: 31" (78.7cm)

    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of Blouse, 18 7/8"
    Finished Length from Waist to Hem of Skirt, 24"
    Finished Length from Waist at side to Hem of Shorts, 15 1/4"

    Bust: 33" (84cm)
    Waist: 27.5" (70cm)
    Hips: 36" (91.4cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of Blouse, 19 3/4"
    Finished Length from Waist to Hem of Skirt, 25 3/4"
    Finished Length from Waist at side to Hem of Shorts, 16 3/4"

    Bust: 36" (91.4cm)
    Waist: 30" (76.2cm)
    Hips: 39" (99cm)
    Finished Back Length from Base of Neck to Hem of Blouse, 20 1/4"
    Finished Length from Waist to Hem of Skirt, 26 3/4"
    Finished Length from Waist at side to Hem of Shorts, 17 1/2"
    Pattern includes illustrated instructions for alterations.

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Fabric Amount Guide

    NOTE :- Additional material is required when :- material is not pre-shrunk, for matching stripes - for extra seam allowance when material ravels. If this garment is shortened 2", it will require 1/8 yard less fabric than yardage given for every size on Skirt and Blouse ONLY.

    Bust: 28” (71.2cm)
    BLOUSE AND SHORTS
    35" material, 2 3/8 yds.
    39" material, 2 1/8 yds.
    SHORTS
    35" material, 1 1/8 yds.
    39" material, 1 1/8 yds.
    54" material, 7/8 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" material, 3 yds.
    39" material, 2 5/8 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39" material, 3 yds.
    BRAID
    1/2" width, 2 7/8
    SEPERATE BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES AND WITHOUT COLLAR
    35" material, 1 1/4 yds.

    Bust: 33" (84cm)
    BLOUSE AND SHORTS
    35" material, 2 3/4 yds.
    39" material, 2 3/8 yds.
    SHORTS
    35" material, 1 3/8 yds.
    39" material, 1 1/4 yds.
    54" material, 7/8 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" material, 3 1/8 yds.
    39" material, 3 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39" material, 3 1/8 yds.
    BRAID
    1/2" width, 3 1/8
    SEPERATE BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES AND WITHOUT COLLAR
    35" material, 1 3/8 yds.

    Bust: 36" (91.4cm)
    BLOUSE AND SHORTS
    35" material, 3 yds.
    39" material, 2 5/8 yds.
    SHORTS
    35" material, 1 1/2 yds.
    39" material, 1 3/8 yds.
    54" material, 1 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES
    35" material, 3 3/4 yds.
    39" material, 3 3/8 yds.
    SKIRT AND BLOUSE WITH LONG SLEEVES
    39" material, 3 3/4 yds.
    BRAID
    1/2" width, 3 1/4
    SEPERATE BLOUSE WITH SHORT SLEEVES AND WITHOUT COLLAR
    35" material, 1 1/2 yds.

    SHOULDER PADS - 1/4 yds. of 35" thin Muslin or purchase pads
    8" SEPARABLE SLIDE FASTENER FOR SIDE OPENING OF BLOUSE.
    A PURCHASED SCARF MAY BE USED.

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    Sewing Notions

    BLOUSE - Slide fastener OR snap fasteners, hooks and eyes; shoulder pads (optional); scarf (optional); matching thread (50 yds.); contrast thread (50 yds.);
    SHORTS - buttonhole twist; 6 buttons, seam binding; 1/8 wide braid; matching thread (50 yds.); contast thread (50 yds.).
    SKIRT - 10 buttons (30 lines - 3/4" diam.); seam binding, buttonhole twist; matching thread (50 yds.)

    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.