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Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Wartime Two-Piece Suit - Vintage Sewing Pattern Company
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Vintage 1940s Pattern, Women's Wartime Two-Piece Suit

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Vintage Two Piece Suit Pattern

Women's 1940's two-piece dress: The front buttoning jacket is fitted with darts at the front underarm and back shoulder; and dart tucks at the front and back waistline. The skirt, styled with side front and back seams, joins to a waist band. Style 1 has patch pockets and three- quarter sleeves that are fitted with gathers at the back elbow. A detachable collar and cuffs finish the jacket. In Style 2, embroidery, for which a transfer is included (this will be a printed copy of the design), trims the jacket and the short sleeves are finished with cuffs.

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

Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabrics: Cottons, Poly-viscose blended, Cotton-spandex blended, Cotton-poly-viscose, Linen, Broadcloth, Novelty Cotton.

Fabric Amount Guideline: Fabric amounts vary between 2.5 yds (2.3 metres) and 3.9 yds (3.6 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: 37" (94cm) Waist: 31" (79cm) Hips: 40" (106cm)

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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