Folkwear sewing pattern number 130
Australian Bush Outfit
Pattern includes Misses' sizes 8-20 and Men's sizes 34-44
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded, complete with instructions.
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
Folkwear's Australian Bush outfit (c. 1943-1953) has its origins in British Colonial history, when regiments stationed in tropical or desert climates required functional, lightweight uniforms. Over the years the functional aspects remained; design changes reflected only current fashion trends. Bush Jacket, Trousers, and Walking Shorts are sized for men, women's equivalent sizes are provided for a man-tailored fit.
The hip-length Bush Jacket buttons in front and has a standard pointed collar and lapels. Front darts and shaped side-back seams provide fit, as do back pleats that drop from a gently curved back yoke. Two-piece sleeves are pleated into buttoned cuffs; a buckled belt is worn slightly high-waisted to further enhance the slim tailoring. Safari pockets and deep flap pockets complete the detailing.
Bush Trousers have a buttoned front fly closing and are pleated into a wide waistband, which adjusts with overlapping buckled belt tabs. Deep angled side pockets, button-flap back pockets, and left-side pocket are authentic touches.
Walking Shorts are the Bush Trousers cut and hemmed shorter. Roll them up to wear them as the Aussies do!
A diagram is included for an authentic "Slingeroo" -- the Australian shoulder bag.
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