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E-Pattern- Smooth Sailing 1930s Sport Togs- Blouse & Trousers Pattern- MISSES SIZE- Wearing History PDF



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This is the E-pattern version of Wearing History's Smooth Sailing Sports Togs pattern.

Our best selling pattern is the perfect casual vintage ensemble- for dancing, wearing about town, and anywhere you want to take them- tailored enough to be dressy but casual enough to go anywhere!

These trousers and blouse were inspired by the mid to late 1930s. It works well for looks from 1935 to 1941, but can look just as chic when mixed in with modern basics.

Intermediate Difficulty.

ALL SIZES BELOW are included:

Bust 30-32-34-36-38-40
Waist 24-26-28-30-32-34
Hip 33-35-37-39-41-43

For this pattern in sizes 41"-53" bust please visit this link for extended sizes- https://www.etsy.com/listing/849862666/

This pattern is for the perfect casual vintage ensemble- for dancing, wearing about town, and anywhere you want to take them- tailored enough to be dressy but casual enough to go anywhere! This design is inspired by the mid to late 1930s. It works well for looks from 1935 to 1939, but can look just as chic when mixed in with modern basics.

The yoked blouse has short puffed sleeves cut on the straight of grain and cuffs that are cut on the bias. It has a self facing and buttons up the front. It provides the perfect background for fun buttons, and the cut is fitted at the waist but loose at top. It’s perfect for prints or solids! The front can be buttoned all the way up to the neck or the top buttons can be left off to make a notched collar.

The shorts and trousers hit at the natural waist and the waistband creates the high waist effect. The pants are darted in the back and the front has a single long release tuck at either side for a flattering slim cut. The waistband can be made with self belt loops and belt. The trousers can be made with or without cuffs and the shorts are cuffless. The rise is cut long for a vintage look, but not so long as to be baggy like many originals. They are very flattering!

This pattern was inspired by original mid 1930s patterns but has been based on a vintage blocks. The trousers are updated and redrafted for an improved fit. The blouse is close to the original mid 1930s source material, with improvements for fit and versatility. This pattern includes easy to understand pattern markings, and brand new step-by-step illustrated instructions. This pattern also includes cutting layouts for 45″ and 60″ fabric, and a yardage chart and supply list.

This pattern is recommended for intermediate sewers. A basic knowledge of sewing terminology and zipper application is expected. *Please note* that I have heard back from customers that this runs very small in the bicep of the sleeve and cuff, and some say it runs small in the armscye. A muslin mock up is highly suggested to fit the pattern before cutting into your fashion fabric. Please read the reviews below that cusomers have graciously left of their experiences using this pattern for more feedback.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the “READ-ME-FIRST” File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern fits US Letter or A4 sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut off the border, 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.

This pattern uses 85 total sheets of paper

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This pattern turned out pretty well! The pants are very comfortable and cute. My only issue was that the instructions were very short & often unclear (especially in comparison to other pattern shops I've used in the past). I had a particularly hard time with the waistband - the instructions made zero sense to me (I'm a sewing novice) so I had to improvise. I also added a pocket for fun :) Overall, it worked out well but this was definitely one of the more challenging projects I've worked on so far!

Kerry O'Brien May 3, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Loved making this blouse! The instructions were quite easy to follow, my only issue was with the cuffs (the instructions for that part seemed really vague, to me at least). Otherwise the only alteration i made was changed the shape of the sleeves. Will definitely use this pattern again!

Liz Sep 9, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a fantastic pattern. I'm a beginner, confident using a sewing machine, but never having made a garment before. I did make the mock up as recommended and I was absolutely delighted with how the trousers turned out. The fit is so perfect, I didn't have to make any adjustments other than length (I'm 5foot so not surprising) though I am between sizes so I went up, I used quite a heavy wool blend fabric too. Cannot wait to make several more pairs in different materials. This was my first time using a pattern I had to print myself, instructions were clear to follow and I had no problems putting it together. Would whole heartedly recommend.

GalacticaBoo Apr 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This shirt pattern is fantastic, though definitely not for a novice sewist. I found the fit TTS (not very much ease). I graded the pattern since my bust, hips, and waist are 3 different sizes on the chart and it worked well. Pic is of the muslin. I intend to take the shoulder seam in about 1/2” next time but overall I’m happy.

Janine Jun 27, 2022

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