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Vintage 1940s  Pattern, Beachwear, Playsuit & Skirt
Vintage 1940s  Pattern, Beachwear, Playsuit & Skirt

Vintage 1940s Pattern, Beachwear, Playsuit & Skirt

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Playsuit & Skirt Pattern

Play Suit & Skirt: The bodice, is fitted with front underarm darts, has a knot and gathers at the left shoulder. A band at the lower edge and a side-button closing finish the one-shouldered bodice. The side-buttoning shorts, pressed into a crease in front, are fitted with darts and join to a waistband. The gathered skirt features a yoke in front and an opening at the centre back. Tie ends extend from the waistband and fasten into a bow at the centre back. Style II has a contrasting skirt.

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

Difficulty Level: Intermediate 

Recommended fabrics: Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose, Linen, Seersucker, Gingham, Broadcloth, Chintz.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2 yds (1.8metres) and 4.1 yds (3.7 metres), depending on size and views. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended  Partners.

Size Guide

Bust: 32” (81cm) Waist: 26” (66cm) Hips: 35" (88.9cm)

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. 

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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