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E-Pattern- Veronica 1940s Coat - Bust 30"-42"

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Wearing History #R120- Veronica- 1940's Coat Pattern

A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical coat pattern from the 1940’s.

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper. This is a large pattern and uses a lot of paper. Also includes copy shop size A0.


Intermediate Difficulty. The coat may be lined or unlined. Period instructions are more minimal than modern instruction, so you may wish to have a sewing and/or tailoring book handy for extra construction help. We will be posting blog posts to help with certain construction points as well.


“Misses’ and Women’s Coat, in three lengths, is dart-fitted on shoulder and seamed down center back. The fronts, trimmed with patch pockets, are rolled in one with the collar to form revers. Style I– Long coat is trimmed with stitching and pockets are closed with buttons. Style II– has a belt tied around the waistline. Style III– is a short box model.”

We have supplied an alternate sleeve cap to use with this pattern, as the original period draft of the sleeve had more gathers than the illustration.


In original Misses sizing. Petites, Juniors, and Plus Size may require alterations to fit.

This pattern was originally only available in size 30”-38” bust. We have extended sizing to include 40“ & 42” bust.

Measurements given in inches.

BUST 30- 32- 34- 36- 38- 40- 42
WAIST 24- 26- 28- 30- 32- 34- 36
HIP 33- 35- 37- 39- 41- 43- 45


See the last photo for yardage requirements.
*Note- The size numbers given below DO NOT equate to modern sizing. Size 12= 30″ bust, Size 14= 32″ bust, etc. As sizes 40″ & 42″ bust were not originally included, we have given yardage required for these sizes. Plaids and stripes will require additional fabric than given below.



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.

--- 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.

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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.