Folkwear

Folkwear 253 Vintage Bathing Costume

Regular price £16.00 GBP
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Copyshop

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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the 253 Vintage Bathing Costume sewing pattern from Folkwear. This design, dating from around 1890, features a gored skirt with deep pleats in the back. The skirt buttons at the waistband over a knee-length romper. The bodice features short puffed sleeves and a whimsical sailor collar and tie, with an optional inset "modesty" bib. Top it off with the jaunty bathing cap for an authentic look.

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?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: Some of the pattern pieces are divided across two A0 sheets. The A0 sheets will need to be joined with no overlap. 

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons, linens, and blends (original garments were made in light to medium-weight wools). Similar weight cottons and blends for lining. Light to medium-weight cotton, linen, or silk for tie.

Fabric requirements: For fabrics with or without nap, pile, or one-way design.

Bathing costume and skirt: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 5 3/4 - 7 yd (5.27 - 6.4 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 3 7/8 - 5 7/8 yd (3.56 - 5.37 m).

Lining: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 1 - 1 1/2 yd (0.91 - 1.37 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 3/4 - 1 1/2 yd (0.69 - 1.37 m).

Tie: All widths: 1/2 yd (46 cm).

Cap: All widths: 1 7/8 yd (1.72 m).

Sizing: XS – 3XL (approx. UK 4/6 – 28/30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Eleven 3/4" (2 cm) buttons; 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) of 3/8" (1 cm) wide elastic; 1 1/2 yd (1.4 m) of 1/2" (13 mm) wide single-fold bias tape // Optional trim: 12 yd (11 m) each of narrow soutache and narrow rickrack trim.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (85 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (2 sheets); A0 copy shop pattern (5 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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