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1920's Ladies' Knickers Sp20-3496

$ 18.00

Sp20-3496; 1920's Ladies' Knickers

Originally by Butterick, ‘Knickers with reinforced seat and either of two depths of (leg) bands. Suitable for general sports wear, riding, motoring, hiking, etc.’

This 13-piece pattern for the knickers have button lap openings at each side with one welt pocket at right front and reinforced crotch.  There are two options in the depth of leg bands which close with buttons and buttons may be sewn into the waistband to receive brace fastenings.  Note the striped socks!

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: For all styles: Tweeds, Heather mixtures, Homespun, Heavy wool jersey, Men’s wear serge, Cheviot, Velour checks, Wool or cotton khaki, Velvet, Corduroy, Heavy linen, Heavy pongee, Crash.

This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions are very basic and un-illustrated.

3/4" seams are given at underarm (all side) seams and 3/8" seams are given on all other edges.  there is a one-inch let out at the center back seam for tailoring.

These Knickers were marketed by the Butterick Pattern Company with the 1920's Middy Blouse which you will find as a single-size pattern here.

It may also be worn with our French Coquette Blouse, here.  Or, plain styles of this blouse, as shown in View 3.

See the blog post 'Clothes for Active Sports', by Witness2Fashion about these knickers pattern, as well as how to accessorize them.  

Also see them in Witness2Fashion's blog post 'Envelope Chemises, Step-ins, and Other Lingerie, 1924-25' (images 18 & 19).


Size set A fitting 14-20 (26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip).

Size set B fitting 40-46 (34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49" hip).

PATTERN NOT IN YOUR SIZE? I am happy to furnish an additional schematic showing where to adjust the pattern pieces with instructions on how to go about it upon request.

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