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E-PATTERN- Circa 1939 Blouse, Skirt, Shorts & Girdle- 1930s 1940s- Wearing History PDF Vintage Sewing Pattern

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Wearing History #R117- Circa 1939 Blouse, Skirt, Shorts, & Girdle

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. This requires a LOT of paper to print- read below for more information.


--- DESCRIPTION ---

A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical pattern from circa 1939. This pattern works well for late the 1930's through the early 1940's looks, but is so classic it can seamlessly be integrated into your modern wardrobe.

Misses' Bodice, Shorts, Skirt, & Girdle (belt). The bodice blouse is about waist length, has a square neckline, release tucks at front, short sleeves, and closes at the front with buttons. The shorts are cut full, have release tucks at front, and are finished with interior belting at the high waist. The bias cut skirt can be made in a short or long length and is finished with interior belting at the high waist. The girdle belt is made in contrasting fabric and can be worn with the skirt or shorts.

It is worth noting that the shorts have a period authentic vintage cut, which has a longer rise (crotch length) than modern shorts.

This pattern includes a blouse, shorts, skirt, and girdle (cummerbund belt). If you make the top and skirt in the same fabric it looks like a two piece dress. If you make the top and shorts in the same fabric it looks like a playsuit. If you use coordinating fabrics for the blouse, short skirt, and shorts in fabrics you've got a mix and match vacation or day to day wardrobe. If you add a long skirt to the vacation wardrobe it can carry you into evenings or be worn as a maxi skirt. Add the cummerbund girdle belt (a gathered fabric that closes with hooks and eyes) for that iconic late 1930s/early 1940s beach look.

— DIFFICULTY–

Intermediate Difficulty. Must be familiar with basic construction and vintage methods.

— SIZING —

In WOMEN’S sizing. This vintage sizing standard was for a more mature figure. Misses, Petites, Plus Sizes, and Talls may require alteration to fit correctly.

ALL SIZES from 30" bust to 40" bust INCLUDED IN THIS E-PATTERN

Bust- 30-32-34-36-38-40
Waist- 26-27-28-30-32-34
Hip- 33-35-37-39-41-43


THIS PATTERN WAS NOT ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE IN SIZE 40″ Bust
Because of this, no layout charts or yardage estimates are included for that size. Test your placement when making a mock up to see how much fabric you will need of your final fabric.

Please see the photos for an image of the yardage requirements.

--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.



- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -

YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.



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 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.

This pattern comes in 1 zip file that includes the pattern and instructions, and 1 pdf for how to print. This pattern uses a LOT of paper.

-49 sheets for the skirt pattern
-20 sheets for the blouse pattern
-25 sheets for the shorts and girdle pattern
-9 for the sewing instructions
-1 sheet for how to print and use this pattern

104 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.



--- USE POLICY ---
By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms: This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing use by the individual who purchases the pattern. Commercial or production use or making items to sell from this pattern is prohibited. Do not share this pattern by email or any other form. Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns available. Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistory.etsy.com


Please view my other items by visiting my store, and read my shop policies prior to ordering. Thanks!
Wearing History #R117- Circa 1939 Blouse, Skirt, Shorts, & Girdle

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. This requires a LOT of paper to print- read below for more information.


--- DESCRIPTION ---

A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical pattern from circa 1939. This pattern works well for late the 1930's through the early 1940's looks, but is so classic it can seamlessly be integrated into your modern wardrobe.

Misses' Bodice, Shorts, Skirt, & Girdle (belt). The bodice blouse is about waist length, has a square neckline, release tucks at front, short sleeves, and closes at the front with buttons. The shorts are cut full, have release tucks at front, and are finished with interior belting at the high waist. The bias cut skirt can be made in a short or long length and is finished with interior belting at the high waist. The girdle belt is made in contrasting fabric and can be worn with the skirt or shorts.

It is worth noting that the shorts have a period authentic vintage cut, which has a longer rise (crotch length) than modern shorts.

This pattern includes a blouse, shorts, skirt, and girdle (cummerbund belt). If you make the top and skirt in the same fabric it looks like a two piece dress. If you make the top and shorts in the same fabric it looks like a playsuit. If you use coordinating fabrics for the blouse, short skirt, and shorts in fabrics you've got a mix and match vacation or day to day wardrobe. If you add a long skirt to the vacation wardrobe it can carry you into evenings or be worn as a maxi skirt. Add the cummerbund girdle belt (a gathered fabric that closes with hooks and eyes) for that iconic late 1930s/early 1940s beach look.

— DIFFICULTY–

Intermediate Difficulty. Must be familiar with basic construction and vintage methods.

— SIZING —

In WOMEN’S sizing. This vintage sizing standard was for a more mature figure. Misses, Petites, Plus Sizes, and Talls may require alteration to fit correctly.

ALL SIZES from 30" bust to 40" bust INCLUDED IN THIS E-PATTERN

Bust- 30-32-34-36-38-40
Waist- 26-27-28-30-32-34
Hip- 33-35-37-39-41-43


THIS PATTERN WAS NOT ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE IN SIZE 40″ Bust
Because of this, no layout charts or yardage estimates are included for that size. Test your placement when making a mock up to see how much fabric you will need of your final fabric.

Please see the photos for an image of the yardage requirements.

--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.



- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -

YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.



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 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.

This pattern comes in 1 zip file that includes the pattern and instructions, and 1 pdf for how to print. This pattern uses a LOT of paper.

-49 sheets for the skirt pattern
-20 sheets for the blouse pattern
-25 sheets for the shorts and girdle pattern
-9 for the sewing instructions
-1 sheet for how to print and use this pattern

104 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.



--- USE POLICY ---
By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms: This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing use by the individual who purchases the pattern. Commercial or production use or making items to sell from this pattern is prohibited. Do not share this pattern by email or any other form. Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns available. Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistory.etsy.com


Please view my other items by visiting my store, and read my shop policies prior to ordering. Thanks!

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5 out of 5 stars
(1,412)
Reviewed by jeaimedieu
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 9, 2018
Great pattern, and so far it's coming together quite easily. But you really really need to do a muslin first! I cut out the 40 bust size. Once assembled, it measures 50 inches in the bust! The waist came out to 40 inches, and sits at my belly button, making the peplum look like a miniskirt! Oddly enough, the neck and shoulders fit fine. I just need to raise the waist, and take the sides in quite a bit. So over all, I'm glad I bought this pattern, and I can't wait to wear the blouse. But she's not kidding about making a muslin!
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--You do not have to be afraid of harming a delicate original vintage pattern.
--They cost a fraction of the price of purchasing an original rare vintage pattern.
--The patterns are easier to understand and clearly marked pieces instead of holes or dot markings.
--Most patterns are multi-sized so you can cut the size you need. Original vintage patterns were only single size in a packet.
--E-patterns are downloadable and printable at home. You can buy and start sewing in a weekend!
--Several Wearing History patterns are drafted by me and/or have new instructions (These are the Signature Styles patterns).
--Very little ease is included in comparison to modern standards, and most run true to size.
--Armholes and sleeves fit higher than tighter than modern standards. You may need to alter your sleeves & armscyes if you prefer modern fit with more ease.
--Resto-Vival patterns are based on original period patterns and were meant to be worn with period foundations- Girdles, period bras, etc may make a difference in fit. A Victorian or Edwardian garment will be sized to fit over a corset.
--All patterns are based on Misses or Women's patterns. Petites, tall, juniors, and & sizes will most likely need adjustments
--ALWAYS make a mock up before cutting into your final fabric.
New patterns based on original period sources or brand new designs with new step-by-step illustrated instructions, improved fit, and new cutting layouts and yardage requirements for modern fabric widths. These patterns can either be based on period originals with changes that improve the original pattern fit and instructions, or a unique draft to Wearing History that has been drafted by me personally and heavily researched to be period correct. These patterns also include instructions that are hand drawn or digitally drawn and composed by me personally.
Resto-Vival patterns are restored and revived based on historical pattern source material. 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. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included, the complexity of which can vary from pattern to pattern. Older patterns may have text only instructions. Intermediate to advanced sewing knowledge is recommended. We suggest keeping a sewing book handy.
I ALWAYS suggest to make a muslin mock up to check fit and construction before cutting into your fashion fabric. Every body is different, even if measurements are similar, and making a mock up of inexpensive fabric is the only surefire way to make sure your garment will fit your unique figure and have the ease you want. Don’t make a garment out of your final fabric without testing and expect it to be perfect- it’s just not feasible. It’s kind of like going shopping at the mall– you don’t expect every item on a hanger to fit you perfectly and it requires some trying on. Not all sizes run the same between all the stores and brands. The same is true of sewing patterns, so make your mock up!
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Please view each individual pattern for size information, as size can vary from pattern to pattern.
Please keep in mind that patterns are based on misses or women's sizing. Plus size, juniors, petites, and tall sizes will most likely require additional alterations so I highly suggest making a mock up before sewing your final garment.
All patterns are full size, unless otherwise indicated. They may use a LOT of paper to print, but are already sized and graded for you.
When you buy an e-pattern from me, you receive a multi-page PDF file you download to your computer and print at home. The patterns are formatted to fit on both 8.5 x 11 sized letter and A4 paper. All pages are tiled to make it easy for home sewists to print at home and then assemble into a larger pattern sheet.
You print the patterns at 100% scale or "actual size", and then cut and tape the dotted lines together.
All pattern pages are numbered, so you can keep track of you process. An additional file is included to help with assembly- make sure you read it before you print your files.
I have been told by many customers that my e-patterns are some of the easiest to assemble, and I'm thankful for their high praise!
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E-PATTERN- Circa 1939 Blouse, Skirt, Shorts & Girdle- 1930s 1940s- Wearing History PDF Vintage Sewing Pattern

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