I decided to take the pattern out of the envelope and trace it on tissue paper. This is a one size pattern. It has small only. To my surprise, the pattern was already in pieces. I thought it was cut. Then with closer examination I surmised this is the way the patterns from this era came.
There is what the instructions call a "margin" on the pattern that you simply cut through when cutting the fabric. The "margin" is simply the extra paper around the cutting lines. Since the "margin" is still intact, this must be an uncut pattern.
Another interesting thing is it comes with both a long and short sleeve pattern piece. Not like today where one sleeve pattern is included and the user cuts it long or short depending on the type of shirt made.
|Pattern as it came out of the envelope.|
|I am not sure I have enough "hip" for the look.|
I have a 1959 Simplicity book with instructions on making a Man's Sports Shirt. This should help in the process. Pretty close to the same construction. The 40s shirt has a bigger and floppier collar.