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PDF Pattern - 1940s Shorts / Waist 28

PDF Pattern - 1940s Shorts / Waist 28

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This is a PDF of a vintage pattern available to download and print at home on 8.5 x 11 paper. The file will be delivered electronically via a link sent automatically to the email used during the purchase transaction.

The digital files include: a PDF pattern of full-scale pieces and step-by-step sewing instructions.

Please review document titled "READ FIRST..." to select proper print settings. Proper print settings are a must to ensure accurate sizing of printed pattern.

Pattern Description

Have you ever seen the movie "You'll Never Get Rich" with Rita Hayworth dancing her heart out with Fred Astaire? In fact, not only Rita, but all the women in the Boogie Barcarolle number wore these shorts.

This 1940s pattern with two styles of shorts each with a pocket. Style 1 has a waistband and side zipper with front and back pleats; the stylish pleats give these shorts that forties flare. Style 2 has an elastic waistband with a flap decorating the pocket top.

Size Guide

Waist: 28"
Hip: 37"
Finished Back Length of Style 1: 18"
Finished Back Length of Style 2: 16-1/2"

*Fits up to these measurements -- labeled as a 16, note this is a vintage size description, please reference measurements.

Recommended Fabrics

Wool or rayon gabardine, wool or rayon flannel, sharkskin, spun rayon, shantung, cotton twill, cotton broadcloth, pique, seersucker, gingham, linen, novelty cotton.

Sewing Notions

Style 1: Thread, Seam Binding, Snap Fasteners, 2 Buttons
Style 2: Thread, Seam Binding


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No refunds or exchanges for Brooklyn Grrrl Vintage digital patterns.

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