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original product information by Wearing History

This pattern is for playful 1940s tropical separates including tie top, shorts, and a sarong skirt.  This pattern was inspired by an original 1940s pattern and has been built on a vintage block but has been updated for an improved fit, easy to read pattern pieces, and brand new step-by-step illustrated instructions.

The blouse has short sleeves with gathering along a curved seam forming a faux yoke. It ties at center front right below the bust.
The shorts hit at the natural waist and have the same accent gathering along the curved seam at each hip. The extra gathered fabric creates a graceful and playful line, perfect for warm summer days!
The sarong skirt is a wrap skirt, and at the front, tying at the inside hip, then wraps and ties at the left hip. The gathers create graceful draping. This can be made in a short for daytime or long for evening.

This pattern includes step by step illustrated instructions, 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 packet.


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 tie top and skirt have play room since you tie them to size, but the shorts are fitted at the waist and hip. If you’re between sizes or desire more ease please cut the next size larger.

Now includes all sizes below in one pattern.

Bust 30-32-34-36-38-40
Waist 24-26-28-30-32-34
Hip 33-35-37-39-41-43

Given in inches.


This Wearing History pattern was inspired by original period sources from the 1940s and has a vintage style fit, which is different than modern standards.  Notably the armscyes and sleeves fit higher and tighter and the crotch length of the shorts is longer than modern standards.  This pattern is recommended for intermediate sewers. A basic knowledge of sewing terminology and zipper application is expected, and a muslin mock up is very highly recommended.

Photos by Allison Barcenas Photography
Makeup by Katharina Ramirez of Go For Kat


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Weight 0.2 kg

Wearing History


1930s, 1940s, 1950s

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