RH1325 — 1920s-30s Knickerbockers or “Plus Fours”




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Based on an original pattern from the 1920s, these trousers can be made with a peaked back for braces (suspenders) or with belt loops and a waistband that sits at natural waist not on your hips like modern dress pants. Button or zipper fly.  Leg bottoms are four inches longer than the knees, thus “plus fours”.

All sizes (waists 28″ to 50″) come in the same envelope.  Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Fabric Suggestions: 
suit weights, primarily wool or wool blends.

zipper for fly, buttons

3 yards at least 36″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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