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PRINTED PATTERN- 1910s WWI Era Canteen Uniform, Apron, & Cap- Wearing History

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Wearing History #E-1009 1910s Canteen Uniform, Apron, & Cap.

ADVANCED Difficulty Pattern

This is for PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you.

E-Pattern download is available in a separate listing in my store.  

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.


This pattern is multi-size to fit busts 30"-44"

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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.

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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.