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E-PATTERN Early 1940S Bathing Suit & Skirt Cover Up- SIZE 30" Bust- Wearing History PDF Download 1940s 40s

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Wearing History #R123

This pattern is available in one size only. Bust 30", waist 26", hip 33"


Download and PRINT AT HOME on US Letter or A4 size paper

*****The pattern uses 104 pages of paper***** You can also order this as a printed pattern that is mailed to you for $15 plus shipping. Contact me if you want me to set up a custom listing for you.


Misses’ Bathing Suit & Skirt

This pattern dates from the early 1940s and includes a bathing suit, trunks, and a long skirt which can be used as a cover up or as a cape.

The bathing suit has a ruched top and a wrap skirt. Under this, you wear separate trunks or shorts. The skirt can be worn either as a skirt or a cape.

We find the fit of the trunks to be a bit odd by modern standards. You may wish to substitute modern swimwear bottoms underneath the swimsuit.

This is a pretty big pattern packet with 20 pieces!

Special thanks to Nicole at Paper Moon Vintage, who made this pattern possible by loaning us her original.


---SIZE---

This pattern is vintage size 12- XS

This pattern is available in one size only. Bust 30", waist 26", hip 33"

This pattern will not be multi-sized in the future. The cut did not lend well to pattern grading, but we are happy to offer the original period source size in order to allow today's sewing enthusiasts a chance to make this beautiful fashion of the past.



---- Difficulty ----

Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal.



----Yardage Requirements----

This pattern particularly lends well to a mid-weight fabric with a good drape, such as rayon challis.
Please see the product images for yardage.



---Additional Notes----

Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



--HOW TO PRINT AND 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. 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.

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 a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

*****The pattern uses 104 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
30 pages for the swimsuit pattern
15 pages for the trunks sewing pattern
49 pages for the skirt/cover up pattern
9 pages for the instructions
104 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.



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 printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and 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.
Wearing History #R123

This pattern is available in one size only. Bust 30", waist 26", hip 33"


Download and PRINT AT HOME on US Letter or A4 size paper

*****The pattern uses 104 pages of paper***** You can also order this as a printed pattern that is mailed to you for $15 plus shipping. Contact me if you want me to set up a custom listing for you.


Misses’ Bathing Suit & Skirt

This pattern dates from the early 1940s and includes a bathing suit, trunks, and a long skirt which can be used as a cover up or as a cape.

The bathing suit has a ruched top and a wrap skirt. Under this, you wear separate trunks or shorts. The skirt can be worn either as a skirt or a cape.

We find the fit of the trunks to be a bit odd by modern standards. You may wish to substitute modern swimwear bottoms underneath the swimsuit.

This is a pretty big pattern packet with 20 pieces!

Special thanks to Nicole at Paper Moon Vintage, who made this pattern possible by loaning us her original.


---SIZE---

This pattern is vintage size 12- XS

This pattern is available in one size only. Bust 30", waist 26", hip 33"

This pattern will not be multi-sized in the future. The cut did not lend well to pattern grading, but we are happy to offer the original period source size in order to allow today's sewing enthusiasts a chance to make this beautiful fashion of the past.



---- Difficulty ----

Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal.



----Yardage Requirements----

This pattern particularly lends well to a mid-weight fabric with a good drape, such as rayon challis.
Please see the product images for yardage.



---Additional Notes----

Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



--HOW TO PRINT AND 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. 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.

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 a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

*****The pattern uses 104 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
30 pages for the swimsuit pattern
15 pages for the trunks sewing pattern
49 pages for the skirt/cover up pattern
9 pages for the instructions
104 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.



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 printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and 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.

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**Note in the description if you're purchasing an original vintage pattern or a Wearing History pattern**
--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!
I'm sorry, I do not offer pattern making services, pattern grading services, or custom sewing.
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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