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E-PATTERN- Deauville 1920s Bathing Suit and Cap- Bust 32"-44"

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Wearing History #AC125- Circa 1922 "Deauville" Bathing Suit and Cap

This listing is for an E-Pattern DOWNLOAD to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. Also includes A0 copy shop files.

ADVANCED Sewing Skill Recommended. From an original vague historical pattern with some instruction additions.

This listing is for a PRINTED PATTERN that is mailed to you. For the e-pattern download version please visit here

Multisize- Bust 32-44", waist 23.5"- 35.5" all included in the same packet. This pattern was originally for young women of JUNIOR PETITE size. Most figures will require some alterations.

This pattern is a "Resto-Vival" pattern from summer of 1922.

The blouse can be made sleeveless, with short sleeves and cuff, or with long sleeve and cuff. The blouse has neckline variations including close neck with collar, open neck with collar, V neck, or square neck. The blouse can be belted with a sash, have elastic through a casing, or have an attached shirred elastic belt that is applied to the outside of the blouse.

The knickers are cut full in the seat and hips and are meant to fit the calf. The waistband will be finished with an interior belt (no instructions included). They are flat front and darted at back.

The bathing cap is made of a square of fabric hat is slit in at the bias, hemmed narrowly, and then simply tied in place.

This pattern mentioned being cut of jersey (knit), silk including taffetas, cottons such as chambray. It's really quite a versatile pattern!


For advanced difficulty, this pattern has the period original, written sewing instructions which are very minimal and basic sewing instruction. The sewing instructions do not include details about finishing or in-depth construction. Advanced knowledge is recommended. You may want a sewing book handy to help with tricky parts.

This pattern was transcribed from the period original and retains authentic period original pattern lines and fit.

--- About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns ---

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper and also includes A0 size for a copy shop. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

For print at home- This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

For sending away to a copy shop- The file is included for A0. It is four pages in length in the single file. You can print just the first three pages if you prefer to draft the cap yourself.

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    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

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All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.