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Vintage 1950s Pattern, Men's Pants, Trousers & Shorts - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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1950s Pattern, Men's Trousers & Shorts

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Men's Trousers & Shorts Pattern

Imagine yourself in these charming 1950’s slacks / pants / Oxford bags / swing pants and shorts. Both the slacks and the shorts have flattering soft pleats at front waistline. Pockets concealed in the side seams, small pocket at right front, and two back pockets style both views. Belt carriers are stitched to waistband. The slacks are cuffed at lower edges whereas the shorts have a simple blind hem, and also feature a buttoned flap on the small front pocket. A must have for any gentleman's wardrobe!

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

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate 

Recommended fabrics:  Wool, Cashmere, Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Polyester, Tweed, Worsted, Corduroy, Canvas.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2 yds (1.9 metres) and 3.75 yds (3.5 metres) for slacks and 1 yds (0.9 meters) and 2.2 yds (2 meters) for shorts, depending on width of fabric and size. Please see the pattern back image for specific details. Check out the extensive range of fabrics from our Recommended Partners.

Size Guide 
Waist:
28” / 71.1cm
30" / 76.2cm
32" / 81.3cm
34" / 86.4cm
36" / 91.4cm
38" / 96.2cm

40" / 101.6cm

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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