Boy's Shirt and Knickers Pattern #874 Sizes 8-16

This pattern is for a Nordic Style shirt and knickers for boys, in sizes 8 through 16.
The loosely fitted shirt gathers into a stand-up collar with a neck opening in the front seam. Full sleeves have small pleats at the dropped shoulder and are gathered into cuffs that may be buttoned or snapped. The shoulder yoke can be left plain, embroidered by hand , or use white-on-white purchased braid or heavy lace. Collar and cuffs should be handled in the same manner.
The top-stitched knickers have two pockets, a front flap opening with a three-button closing, and a wide waistband which buttons to the flap at the center front. Leg openings have three-button side closings, leg bands fastened with buckles and optional buckle tabs.
A vest is nearly always worn to complete the costume (pattern sold separately).