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1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit Pattern- Blouse, Shorts, and Skirt


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Wearing History #4001
1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit-  Blouse, Shorts, and Skirt

Also available as an e-pattern.  Find it on this page.

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.

Size Pack A- Size 12-14-16
Bust 30-32-34
Waist 24-26-28
Hip 33-35-37

Size Pack B- Size 18-20-22

Bust 36-38-40
Waist 30-32-34
Hip 39-41-43
This pattern is meant to be very fitted at the waist and has very little ease. If you are between sizes please order the next 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.


Photos Copyright Allison Barcenas Photography

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  1. Love it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 11th 2017

    All pieces were there and instructions...

  2. This is a great pattern 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 10th 2016

    This is a great pattern, it’s classic yet versatile, and offer endless opportunities for variation. It sews up easily, and the directions are good.

    I made a summery lobster playsuit from the blouse and shorts pattern. To see more photos and read about the process, you may visit my blog post

    Thanks, Lauren, for a great pattern!

  3. SeamstressErin 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 10th 2016

    I have sewn both shorts and skirt. The more I wear it the skirt, the more I like it. It’s easy to sew and easy to fit. I tend to wear my vintage pieces with modern styling and both the shorts and skirt work well for both.
    My blog post about the skirt is at

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