Folkwear 211; ©1982; Two Middies & Skirt: The Middy has been a fashion classic for over a hundred years, although it has been a part of naval tradition since the days of sailing ships. Its popularity peaked in the 1920's when women wore Middies for active sports and with pleated skirts for more dressy occasions.
Our View A is a very simple garment worn by British seamen in tropical climates. Traditionally made of a white cotton twill with blue binding around a square neck, the Shirt features short sleeves and a self-patch in the back.
In the 1920's, View B was worn for school, office and sports - women paired it with a pleated skirt. Comfortable and practical, it has been favored scout, fishing and camping wear for decades. A square Middy collar, short set-in sleeves, band cuffs, and a side buttoned hip band detail this every popular overshirt. A tab below the V-neck opening catches the contrasting scarf or "silk" often worn with this Middy. Instructions for tie are included.
Both Middies are sized for men and women.
View C, the simple pleated skirt, features a narrow buttoned waistband and wide hip panel, so that the pleats begin just below the hips. (The hip panel is covered by the Middies.) Pattern pieces are included for the waistband and hip panel; the pleated section is diagrammed in View C.
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