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      Dawn & Gill

        1940's High Waisted Shorts

        Have million dollar legs in these fabulous 40s shorts! The perfect addition to your vintage wardrobe. They are very simple to make. The instructions and illustrations are suitable for anyone relatively new to dressmaking. Note: Blouse is not included in pattern.

        Offered here as: Paper Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

        Size Guide

        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        Bust: 30” (76.2cm)
        Waist: 26” (66cm)
        Hips: 33" (84cm)
        Finished Length from Waist at Side Seam to Hem of, Shorts: 16” (40.7cm)

        Sewing Notions

        SHORTS -
        Slide fasteners; seam binding (optional); 1 spool matching thread (100 yds.); snap fasteners; hooks and eyes

        Fabric Amount Guide

        NOTE: - Additional material when: - material is not pre-shrunk – for matching stripes – to extra seam allowance when material ravels.
        Size: 12 (Vintage size)
        35” or 39” material, 1 1/8 yds.
        54” material, 7/8 yd.


        Recommended Fabrics

        Linen, pique, gabardine, sharkskin, flannel. BLOUSE AND SHORTS: Chambray, percale, gingham checks, shantung, flat crepe, printed silk. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / Intermediate

        What You Will Receive

        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.