The Tailor's Apprentice offers you the Miss Page Retro Vintage Pattern Collection (link /patterns/category/1940s). Starting with the gowns of the 1940s war years, my ePatterns offer you a wardrobe of variety and panache. A day dress for the office that can then take you to a dance after work, a sassy sailor suit, a pair of 'dig for Victory' Australian Land Army Girl overalls, an elegant evening gown to go out on that special date, look glamorous and alluring for your partner and a wedding gown of simplicity and beauty, perfect for a war bride. ePatterns developed from gowns made made by Miss Violet Florence Page’s (link /patterns/category/miss-page) in her creative career as a dress maker from the 1920s to the 1950s in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Australia. ePatterns that are true to the 40s but made for the 21st century woman. Perfect gowns for work and play, for your rockabilly and swing evenings, 40s repro vintage ePatterns that are are period correct for your living history event.
I offer ePatterns as 'print on demand' patterns as it also allows you instant access to your purchase, no delays waiting for the postal service and no postal fees to add to the bill!
An ePattern is a sewing pattern that you receive electronically, right to your computer. PDF is the file format and you will need Adobe Acrobat to open it. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your personal computer you can download it free at Adobe .
No scaling up or down of your pattern is required. The patterns are full size. I also include a detailed diagram on how to put them all together to make it as simple as possible.
No special paper is needed to print your pattern. All you need to print out the patterns is a standard home printer. The PDF files contains a a detailed picture tutorial (instructions demonstrated by photography) as well as all pattern pieces. The pattern pieces, themselves, are divided up in sections that will fit onto a regular A4 International piece of paper. After printing, they are just taped or glued together to form the full patterns…its extremely simple to do!
If you have any questions about putting your pattern pieces together, please send me an email and I will help clarify it for you.