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  • 1940s Pattern, Beachwear, Playsuit & Skirt - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
  • 1940s Pattern, Beachwear, Playsuit & Skirt - Instantly Print at Home - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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      Dawn & Gill

        Summer Playsuit & Skirt Pattern

        A 'must have' versatile staple for any summer-time wardrobe! 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.

        Size Guide

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

        Finished length of Shorts 17 1/4"
        Finished length of Skirt 25 1/2"
        Width Around Lower Edge of Skirt, 67 1/2"

        Sewing Notions

        STYLE 1 AND II:- 3 Spools of Thread; 6 Buttons; Buttonhole Twist; Seam Binding; Hook and Eye

        Fabric Amount Guide

        NOTE:- Additional fabric is required when - not pre-shrunk - matching stripes and plaids - for nap fabrics - for extra seam allowance when fabric ravels.
        If this garment is shortened 2", it will require less 1/8 yard less fabric than yardage given for every size EXCEPT Style II Playsuit.

        35" fabric, 4 1/8 yds.
        39" pr 41" fabric, 3 7/8 yds.

        Styles 2 PLAYSUIT
        35" fabric, 2 yds.
        39" or 41" fabric, 2 yds.

        Styles 2 SKIRT
        35", 39" or 41" fabric, 2 1/8 yds.

        Recommended Fabrics

        Spun Rayon, shantung sharkskin, pique, chambray, seersucker, linen, gingham, cotton broadcloth, chintz, novelty cotton. See our Fabric Partners

        Skill Level

        Beginner / Intermediate

        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.