E-Pattern- Size B- WWII Homefront- 1940s Overalls, Playsuit, & Trousers- PDF Sewing Pattern

E-Pattern- Size B- WWII Homefront- 1940s Overalls, Playsuit, & Trousers- PDF Sewing Pattern


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This Listing is For SIZE PACK B
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This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper.


A perfect addition to your 1940s wardrobe, these overalls are both functional and fashionable! Every WWII gal needed a pair of trousers or overalls when working toward Victory, and with this pattern you can make this vintage essential for your wardrobe!

This pattern features a lovely V neckline, straps that criss-cross at the back, a set in belt, and trousers with optional front pockets. This can be worn over a blouse (blouse NOT included in this pattern, blouse pictured is from Smooth Sailing pattern), but the overalls hit high enough that you could wear them without a blouse, as in the late 1930's "Farmerette" fashion, or as a playsuit with shorts. The front of the pants have a tuck on each side, which is hidden when the pockets are used. The tuck will be visible if no pockets are used. If made without the top, these make excellent trousers, and when made in denim and with the pockets, they are great 1940's jeans!

--- SIZING ---

This Listing is For SIZE PACK B.
Measurements given in inches.

BUST 36 - 38 - 40
WAIST 30 - 32 - 34
HIP 39 - 41 - 43

This pattern is in MISSES SIZING
**This pattern runs small in the hip. This pattern has very little ease, and runs small in the hips. Order the next size larger if you need more room in the hip or desire more ease. Refer to the finished garment measurements given below**

If you are between sizes, order your size by your largest measurement, as it is always easier to take a pattern in than add to it.


This pattern is a Wearing History Resto-Vival pattern based on an original period mail order pattern from the WWII era. Unlike the other Resto-Vival patterns, which are follow the outline of original period pattern pieces, this pattern needed serious corrections in order to make the pattern fit together properly. I have edited, corrected, and improved this pattern so you can be sure the pieces will go together as they should. This pattern retains authentic period fit, including the lower crotch rise length that is different than the rise in today's trousers.

This pattern includes pattern instructions based on on the original instructions. Some notes have been added to the instructions to aid in construction.


BUST 37 - 39 - 41
WAIST 30.5 - 32.5 - 34.5
HIP (at 7" below waist) 40 - 42 - 44



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

38 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed for this pattern.
-30 sheets of paper for the pattern
-7 for the instruction pack,
-1 for the e-pattern "how to print and use" sheet.

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Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.

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Nancy Llano Jul 1, 2019

4 out of 5 stars
I attempted to make these when I was new to sewing, and I was a disaster, a decade later I gave it another try and made a muslin mock up first and they turned out fabulously.the directions were easy to follow and very detailed. My only complaint and this is more on my build and less on the pattern, is I had to buy two sizes and merge them to accommodate my bottom. Ll in all I am sure I will be making at least one more pair in a heavier fabric.

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