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.
I accept payments through the site's direct checkout. Etsy may collect sales tax based on the customer's address. They pay the tax to the proper agencies.
To International buyers: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Packages are shipped through USPS within one business day of receiving your cleared payment.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.