211 Unisex Two Middies

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Buy the 211 Unisex Two Middies sewing pattern from Folkwear. The middy has been a fashion classic for over a hundred years, although it has been a part of naval tradition since the days of sailing ships. Its popularity peaked in the 1920s when newly-liberated women wore middies for active sports and with skirts for more dressy occasions.

View A is the very simple garment worn by British seamen in tropical climes. Traditionally made of a white cotton twill with blue binding around a square neck, the shirt featured short sleeves and a self-patch in the back. In the 1920s, View B was worn for school, office and sports, paired with a pleated skirt. Comfortable and practical, it has been popular fishing and camping wear for decades. A square middy collar, short set-in sleeves, band cuffs and a side buttoned hip band detail this popular shirt. A tab below the V-neck opening catches the contrasting scarf or tie often worn with this middy. Instructions for a neck tie are included.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Views A and B: Medium- to heavy-weight cotton, denim, cotton twill, and blends; rayon; heavy-weight silk; wool challis; knits // View B: Also wool flannel; pinwale corduroy.

Fabric requirements: 

View A: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: Women’s, 1 1/2 – 2 yd (1.4 – 1.8 m) / Men’s, 1 5/8 – 2 1/8 yd (1.5 – 1.9 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: Women’s, 1 5/8 yd (1.5 m) / Men’s, 1 3/4 yd (1.6 m).

View B: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: Women’s, 1 1/2 – 2 1/4 yd (1.4 – 2.1 m) / Men’s, 1 5/8 – 2 1/4 yd (1.5 – 2.1 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: Women’s, 1 1/4 – 1 3/4 yd (1.14 – 1.6 m) / Men’s, 1 1/4 – 1 7/8 yd (1.14 – 1.75 m).

Sizing: Women’s XS – 2XL (approx. UK 6 – 24) and Men’s S – 2XL. Please check and size charts and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread // View A (for neck trim): 1 yd (91 cm) of 1/2″ (13 mm) bias or braid, or you may use self-fabric // View B: Six 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons; 3 yd (2.75 m) of 1/4″ (6 mm) soutache or narrow braid trim for collar (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Sewing instructions; decorative techniques; print-at-home file for each view (20 pages for View A, 29 pages for View B); 36″ copy shop file for each view; A0 copy shop file for each view.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

20 pages, 29 Pages

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