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E-Pattern 1910s WWI Era Canteen Uniform, Apron, & Cap PDF- Bust 30"-44"

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Wearing History #E-1009 1910s Canteen Uniform, Apron, & Cap ADVANCED DIFFICULTY PATTERN


This is a PDF DOWNLOAD to print at home. -This pattern prints on A4 or USA Letter size paper. -This is a VERY BIG e-pattern- over 100 pages of paper are required to print in entirety. -Now also includes A0 files to have printed at a copy shop. The A0 file is 4 pages long.


This pattern is multi-size to fit busts 30"-44". This is based on a MISSES SIZE pattern. Plus sizes, petites, etc, may need adjustments. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS FOR SIZE CHART.


 From a rare original period source pattern from 1919, this pattern is for the World War One era canteen uniform of the National League of Womans Service. This pattern can also be used as an “apron” or overdress for civilian use. This pattern includes both short sleeve and long sleeve options,and a belt, a cap, and an armband. This pattern includes both original period sewing instructions and supplementary step-by-step photo instructions. Cutting charts for modern fabric widths, research materials from period sources, and historical notes are also included. This pattern uses period sewing techniques that may be unfamiliar. We rate this pattern as advanced difficulty.


This pattern uses period sewing techniques that may be unfamiliar. -Additional Notes- Because this was based on a period original from an era in which women wore corsets, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.




YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN. 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. 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 74 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.

36 pages for the instructions

56 For pattern sheet 1 (body, collar, cuffs, cap, belt)

16 For pattern sheet 2 (sleeves)

109 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.

You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use. This pattern is also available as a mailed, wide format paper pattern. You can find it in my shop.

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    E-PATTERNS and E-BOOKS are digital download PDF files you save and print yourself or have printed for you. These will not mail to you. You download them yourself to your computer after checkout.

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    Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.

    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

  • Returns

    No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.

Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.