PRINTED PATTERN- 1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit Pattern- Blouse, Shorts, and Skirt- Wearing History
PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you
Wearing History #4001
1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit- Blouse, Shorts, and Skirt
Also available as an e-pattern. Find it in my store. If you purchased this pattern prior to May 24, 2022 you can find a pattern correction on my blog
This darling sailor playsuit is a perfect example of the patriotic and nautical fashion so popular in the 1940s. It includes a blouse, high waist shorts with button accents at the sides, and high waist skirt. This is so much fun to wear, and the separates can easily be mixed and matched with other pieces in your wardrobe for nautical flair!
This pattern was based on an original vintage pattern and retains the period pattern fit but has been updated to include easy to understand pattern markings, our standard sizing and seam allowance. This pattern been updated to include brand new step-by-step illustrated instructions, and a yardage chart and cutting layouts for modern 45" and 60" fabric widths. The pattern is printed on good quality bond paper. This pattern comes all neatly packaged in a clear resealable plastic bag so you can keep your pieces, instructions, and you can add your own fabric swatch and inspiration photos so they can be kept in one handy little packet!
Intermediate dressmaking knowledge and a muslin mock up of the pattern are suggested, as fit, ease, and construction are different than modern standards.
If you are between sizes order the next size larger, as my patterns have less ease than modern standards. Please order pattern by measurements (given in inches), as the size numbers do not equate to modern pattern sizing and pattern sizing can vary from pattern to pattern on my website.
ALL SIZES BELOW now included in the same packet.
This pattern is meant to be very fitted at the waist and has very little ease. If you are between sizes please cut the next size larger.
Our sample of the pattern was made up in a lightweight navy denim using white twill tape as trim and 3/4" plastic buttons.
PATTERN SUPPLEMENT- Cutting charts for interfacing. http://wearinghistoryblog.com/2017/10/pattern-supplement-interfacing-cutting-charts-for-sailor-girl-playsuit/ (http://wearinghistoryblog.com/2017/10/pattern-supplement-interfacing-cutting-charts-for-sailor-girl-playsuit/)
Photos Copyright Allison Barcenas Photography
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HOW TO USE E-PATTERNS
Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.
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
No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.
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.