E-PATTERN- Chic Ahoy- 1930s Nautical Slacks, Halter, and Bolero- Size Pack A

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Chic Ahoy!

Nautical Slacks, Halter Top, and Bolero Jacket

This listing is for SIZE PACK A

Bust 30-32-34
Waist 24-26-28
Hip 33-35-37

This "Resto-Vival" pattern dates to about 1937 for nautical inspired slacks that lace up with eyelets at the inside center front waist and are held up at the outside with large buttons and a belt that passes through a bound buttonhole. This pattern also includes a cute halter top with a wide collar and a bolero jacket! The slacks can be made in two different lengths.

This pattern includes cutting charts for modern 45" and 60" fabric widths. Note that vintage instructions may be difficult for the modern sewer to comprehend.  Please read below for more information on "Resto-Vival" patterns.


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


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.




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 uses 25 sheets of paper for the slacks pattern, 15 pieces for the halter and bolero pattern,  8 for the instruction pack, 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.  49 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed.  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. 


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  • 5

    Posted by Leimomi (The Dreamstress) on Apr 27th 2016

    I love this pattern. Just love it! So far I’ve made a full mock up of the culottes, a finished and slightly altered full-length version of the culottes, a full mock-up of the halter, and a finished version of the bolero, and this is now my new favourite pattern of all time!

    I was a bit dubious about the culottes at first – the crotch really is quite low, and I wasn’t sure how the drop-front would sit, but made up the front sits perfectly, and the culottes are SO comfortable (and I’ve gotten masses of compliments on them from everyone from little old ladies to blasé pre-teen girls). I am a total and complete convert! I’m going to make SO many of these!

    I’m also a convert to the bolero – I’m not usually a bolero fan, but the proportions on this one are perfect, and the little touches like the tuck-pleat really elevate it.

    Everything in the pattern goes together perfectly, the sizing is spot-on on all three pieces, and they are all surprisingly quick and easy makes. Highly, highly recommended!

    More about my culottes here: http://thedreamstress.com/2015/02/these-are-the-pants-that-never-end/

    And about the bolero here: http://thedreamstress.com/2015/02/a-sport-30s-summer-suit-from-stash/

    A demonstration of how cute the bolero is, to show that it really is worth getting the full pattern, not just the culotte part!
    (Leimomi's photos are included in the product gallery)

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