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PRINTED PATTERN- Early 1940s Pajamas & Coat Pattern- Sizes 30-44" Bust

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Wearing History #R148- Early 1940s Pajamas and Coat

PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you!  This is a BIG pattern pack- three big pages!
If you prefer the e-pattern digital download that is also available on this site in another listing.

This is a BIG pattern pack! Includes THREE individual garments to make early 1940s pajamas and robe. Includes the blouse trousers, and coat (robe).
This can be adapted to everyday wear with a little ingenuity!

Period Description:
Misses’ Pajama Ensemble; consisting of Blouse, Trousers, and Coat. Peter Pan collar finishes neck of blouse; patch pockets for trim. Short sleeves are darted in armhole. Trousers button at one side of waistline. Patch pockets trim front of double-breasted coat. Long sleeves gather in armhole.

**Please be aware- Vintage trousers of this period fit *very differently* than trousers today. The crotch is meant to hit very low. and they are meant to fit loosely. If you wish to update to a modern fit please expect to make several mock-ups. These retain the original 1940s fit!**


This pattern has been multi-sized to included sizes 30"-44" bust all in the same packet. Please enlarge second image for size chart.


Intermediate difficulty. Instructions are original to the time period and are somewhat minimal compared with today.
Supplemental material can be found on my Wearing History blog and Youtube channel (linked from the packet)

- Yardage Requirements-
Please see images. I have made modern yardage charts. The smallest sizes may require less than quoted. Allow extra for matching patterns, fabrics with a nap, or directional prints.

-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.

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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    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

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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.