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1950s playsuit, bra top & shorts with embroidery designs from Historical Stitches 1012


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Historical Stitches Pattern 1012 – the Mexican-inspired playsuit, perfect for fun in the sun!
Instant Download to print yourself at home on USA letter and A4 sized paper.

***** Description *****
A must for any 1950’s summer wardrobe, this playsuit can be trimmed with ricrac and embroidery (designs included). The bra top is darted for a sharp fit, and ties in the back. The shorts have folded patch pockets, and a simple button and gusset closure.

The embroidery designs for the boy and girl are included.

***** Size *****
Size: Vintage size 18. Sized for a 36 inch bust, 30 inch waist and 39 inch hips.

***** Fabric*****
Recommended fabrics are cottons, barkcloth, broadcloth, quilting cotton

***** Printing*****
This digital pattern is printed out on 24 pages.
The instructions are printed out on 8 pages.

***** More information about this pattern *****

Historical Stitches patterns are digital reproductions of original patterns, normally only in one size. The original instructions are included, which are not as comprehensive as modern sewing pattern instructions. I have added helpful hints were possible, and am more than willing to provide tech assistance if you need it. Because of this I would not recommend Historical Stitches patterns for brand new sewers.


The pattern is in a two part Download – an instruction file and a pattern file.
The digital pattern can be printed on either A4 or 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
I would suggest the difficulty rating for this pattern as Confident Novice.

I can also email it to you instead if requested.


*Public Domain and copyright *
All my vintage patterns are out of copyright (public domain) meaning the original paper versions are free to be used as you wish. However, digital Historical Stitches patterns are my intellectual property and by purchasing this pattern you agree that it is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern. Thanks for supporting my small business by not sharing or pirating this pattern.

*Using the ePattern*
You’ll need Adobe to open the files. I can also email you the file if you wish, just PM me.
Stuck on some of the terms or instructions they used back in the day? I’m happy to provide technical support to the best of my ability xx

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