This top sewed up beautifully! Flattering to the waistline and easy to move in. I wasn't sure about the pattern sizing and sometimes vintage patterns (and reproductions) run small, but now I know to get the smaller sizes next time. I can't wait to make the pants!
E-PATTERN- Size Pack B- Smooth Sailing 1930s Sports Togs Pattern
Wearing History #1002
Smooth Sailing Mid 1930s Sports Togs Pattern- Blouse, Trousers, and Shorts
Size Pack B-
Bust 36-38-40 Waist 30-32-34 Hip 39-41-43
Also available as an printed pattern pattern. Find it on this page.
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. 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!
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.
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.
The sizes included in this pattern:
Size Pack B-
Bust 36-38-40 Waist 30-32-34 Hip 39-41-43
- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -
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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 68 total sheets
- 20 sheets of paper for the blouse pattern
- 35 sheets for the trousers
- 12 for the instruction pack
- 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet
- How to Download -
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I was relatively new to sewing clothing when I first gave the trousers a go in some vintage navy crepe I found online. From printing, taping together to sewing up the garment it was a breeze! They are my go to trousers and have since made a shorter (cropped) version in delicious light navy and tan rayon and they a gorgeous to wear in our New Zealand summer. So flattering! Over the last 2 days I’ve made 2 blouses and with one tiny adjustment to the hip width (I’m short-waisted) they came together brilliantly. Was the first time I’ve set in a collar and it went fine. Super happy with both patterns from this kit! 5 Stars!