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.
A dressmaking e-pattern of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) Ward Dress uniform for World War I. The style also reflects the nursing uniform styles around the world in this period, particularly New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
This pattern is part of The Tailor's Apprentice Great War 1914-18 series www.thetailorsapprentice.com. The patterns were drafted using Edwardian drafting techniques and the pattern notes use early 20th c sewing techniques, so when you construct your AANS uniform you will be creating it in the style of 1914-18.
The pattern can be used by most WWI nursing troops, especially the British and New Zealand WWI nurses, as the Australian and NZ uniform was based on the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS). WWI nursing troops from other nations can also use this pattern as most nursing uniforms were very similar in style during these years, especially the Ward Dress.
The AANS Ward Dress and Outdoor dress 1914-16 comes with all the accessories of scarlet tippet, apron, separate collars and cuffs, veil and sleeve protectors as well as comprehensive pattern notes with step by step instructions. As noted above, this pattern can be used by most WWI nurse troops as the nursing uniforms around the world were very similar and the New Zealand and AANS uniform was based on the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS).
Skill level. This pattern is recommended for intermediate to advanced sewers. A good knowledge of sewing terminology is assumed and early 20th c sewing techniques are used.
These patterns are true to early 20th century pattern ease and fit, which means that shaping and characteristic differences in bust compared to hip and waist lengths, etc have been preserved true to the time in which they were originally designed.
Sizing: The Great War 1914-18 series e-pattern size range goes from size 8 through to size 24.
All the outfits in the 1940s pattern range are provided as ePatterns, so once you purchase, you can download your pattern immediately, print it out and start sewing!
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