E-PATTERN- Early 1940s Blouse & Skirt Pattern- Bust 30-42"- Wearing History PDF Download 1940s 40s

E-PATTERN- Early 1940s Blouse & Skirt Pattern- Bust 30-42"- Wearing History PDF Download 1940s 40s


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Wearing History #R123

E-PATTERN- Print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper.
A mailed, printed pattern is available on my website: http://wearinghistory.clothing/early-1940s-montana-blouse-skirt-pattern/

This subtly western-inspired skirt and blouse duo from the first part of the 1940s is perfect as a wardrobe basic.The skirt is pleated and has tabbed belt loop accents. The blouse has a yoke, patch pockets with flaps, and can be made with long or short sleeves. Use it as a base for your creative embroidery on the pockets, yoke, and cuffs- or keep it simple to use it as the base for your everyday 1940s wardrobe.

NOTE- sample photos show the blouse sewn from this pattern with purchased pants.

This is a Wearing History Resto-Vival pattern and is based on an original period sewing pattern. This pattern includes sizes 30"-42" bust all in the same packet. Size 40" and 42" bust were not originally made in this sewing pattern and are modern additions. This pattern includes the original period instructions, which are fairly minimal, and the addition of a modern cutting chart for 52" wide or wider fabrics.

ALL SIZES BELOW are included:

Bust 30-32-34-36-38-40-42
Waist 26-27-28-30-32-34-36
Hip 33-35-37-39-41-43-45

**PLEASE NOTE- this skirt runs small in the waist. It retains all period pattern shapes from the original pattern. A mock up for size is suggested**

- Difficulty -

Intermediate difficulty.
Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal. It is best to have a sewing book handy to help with more tricky construction bits. To make this pattern you should be familiar with making patch pockets and pocket flaps, set sleeves, attach a collar, and (for the long sleeves) make a sleeve placket and set a cuff.
There are FREE video sewing tutorials here for some of the construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjo485aoLGE&list=PLCxUDlar-hBhyt3H16cPu6YSIk1o8BzW2

-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-
Please see yardage chart in product images.
It is recommended to purchase MORE fabric than indicated below, to allow for shrinkage, pattern matching, etc.

-Additional Notes-

Because this was based on a period original, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



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. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

THIS E-PATTERN IS IN COLOR. You can print grayscale in your printer settings.

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.

This pattern comes in a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

*****The pattern uses 99 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
32 pages for the blouse sewing pattern
56 pages for the skirt sewing pattern
11 pages for the instructions

100 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print all pages of this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.

About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

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 printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and 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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Svenja Plannerer Oct 21, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
I've already made the blouse pattern once with a few modifications to make it suit my needs, now I am searching for the rigth fabric for the skirt! Love it.

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Madame JJJDL Oct 7, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful pattern as usual. Don't hesitate to download it ! And thank a lot to Lauren !

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Frances Yaxley Feb 24, 2020

4 out of 5 stars
I can't wait to get stuck into this pattern
The blouse will work with all of my outfits
Very pleased
Thank you

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lisa anderson Feb 22, 2020

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easy to download. Will upload a pic when its all done

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