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E-Pattern 1930s Blanket Coat Pattern- Bust 30"-40"

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Wearing History- 1930s Blanket Coat Pattern

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. This pattern also includes copy shop and A0 size paper options. **note that all Wearing History patterns don't yet include this option so read other pattern descriptions carefully**


This "Resto-Vival" pattern is from around 1937 for a casual coat. This coat may either be fingertip or knee length. Casually belted, it has full raglan sleeves and both welt and patch pockets, it is loose enough to wear over your sweaters. It buttons at side front and may be made either with a hood or a collar. This coat may be lined or unlined. Select views of this coat may be made from 70” by 80” blankets (enlarge the back cover image for what versions may be made from blankets). This coat fits loosely and it is most critically fitted at shoulder width and neck, then the full body is belted in. The perfect solution to keeping warm, this casual coat pairs well with jeans, trousers, or skirts. This pattern is for the coat only.

Sizes Included-

Go by measurements (given in inches). Size numbers are period vintage do not equate to modern pattern sizing.

SIZE 12 14 16 18 20 22

BUST 30 32 34 36 38 40

WAIST 24 26 28 30 32 34

HIP 33 35 37 39 41 43

This pattern was based on a size 16 (Bust 34) historic pattern and has been tested for that size only. This pattern was originally not available in sizes 20 & 22 (Bust 38 and 40). This pattern has been supplemented with layout charts for most versions in these sizes but does not include layouts for the blanket coat other than the short hoodless version. The other versions to be made from blankets will require more than one blanket and do not include layout charts or yardage requirements. The sample of the pattern was made up in blanket wool yardage. It can also be made up in striped blankets like the iconic blanket coats that were popular from the 1930s through 1950s. 

- 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 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.


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. 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.

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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.