Folkwear 250 Hollywood Pants and Shorts
£14.50 – £24.50
Buy the 250 Hollywood Pants and Shorts sewing pattern from Folkwear. The emergence of pants as acceptable public attire for women began in the early 1930s, largely due to the enormous influence of the movies and high-profile movie stars. Folkwear offers three history-makers: Knickers, Trousers and Shorts.
The Knickers (c. 1931) feature a button-front fly closure and side pockets. They are pleated below the knee into shaped cuffs with button closures.
The straight silhouette of the Trousers (c. 1940) is created by a high, wide waistband, back darts and front pleats. They have a zipper closure on the left side and an on-seam pocket on the right. The trousers fall gracefully straight from the hip to the ankle.
The Shorts (c. 1940) have a back zipper closure and inverted box pleats at the front and back for a smooth fit through the hip, releasing to add comfortable and flattering fullness at the legs.
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?
Knickers: Medium to heavyweight, soft or crisp fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool or blends in broadcloth, homespun, twill. Also napped fabrics such as corduroy and velveteen. Facings and pockets: Soft or firm cottons, rayons or blends.
Trousers: Medium weight, soft fabrics with drape such as wool gabardine or challis, cotton or corduroy. Facings and pockets: Soft or firm cottons, rayons or blends.
Shorts: Medium weight soft or slightly crisp fabrics such as wool challis, cotton, linen, rayon or blends.
Fabric requirements: All requirements are for fabrics with or without nap, pile, or one-way design.
Knickers: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric with or without facings and pockets: 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 yd (1.6 – 1.9 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric with or without facings and pockets: 1 3/8 – 1 7/8 yd (1.3 – 1.7 m) // Separate facings and pockets: 5/8 – 3/4 yd (0.6 – 0.7 m).
Trousers: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric with or without facings and pockets: 2 5/8 – 3 3/8 yd (2.4 – 3.1 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric with or without facings and pockets: 2 1/4 – 2 3/4 yd (2.1 – 2.5 m) // Separate facings and pockets: 1/4 yd (0.23 m).
Shorts: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 yd (1.6 – 1.9 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 2 yd (0.9 – 1.8 m).
Sizing: XS – 3XL (approx. UK 4/6 – 28/30). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
Knickers: Thread; six 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons; 1/4 yd (23 cm) of lightweight interfacing for cuffs and fly (optional).
Trousers: Thread; two 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons; one 7″ (18 cm) zipper; 1/4 yd (23 cm) of medium weight fusible interfacing for waistband.
Shorts: Thread; one 1/2″ (13 mm) button; one 7″ (18 cm) zipper; 1/4 yd (23 cm) of lightweight interfacing for waistband (optional).
PDF pattern includes: Sewing instructions; print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop file.
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PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£10.00)