D-A-H 1930s Blouse and Trousers #1069 (1933)

1069 Blouse and Trousers
$9.50 black
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This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a stunning blouse and trousers beach ensemble. The original french referred to the outfit as "beach pajamas". The blouse is a tunic style tank top and the trousers feature wide legs.

For the trousers:
These patterns kept everything as absolutely basic as possible to make it easier for an experienced seamstress to alter them to her own preferences. There is no waistband, just a simple waistline. Since there are front, back and side seams, the closure can be added wherever you want. If I were to sew this pattern myself, I would simply add an invisible zipper to a side seam. Trousers like these were either worn with a tunic concealing the waist, or a fitted blouse tucked in at the waist. In my opinion, the simple the waistline on the trouser, the easier it is for the blouse or tunic to shine!

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This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2” bust/ hip to as large as a 60” bust/ hip and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time. ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THESE PATTERNS.

The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler.

These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate level home seamstress will most likely have little trouble.

For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post.

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What you will need:
Paper (I use large tracing paper but butcher paper, muslin fabric, wrapping paper etc all work great!)
Fabric: this pattern requires approximately 4 meters (about 4 1/2 yards).

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