Pattern Diagram: 1940s inspired skirt and blouse


Front, back and 3/4 view of the Linda 1940s inspired skirt and blouse.

First sketch, photo of me in the finished outfit.

This pattern is released into the commons for you to copy and size in your graphics program. It is based on 1940s vintage pattern envelope illustrations.

Construction highlights are provided in this posting.

The style was developed through a sloper created with Precision Draping. The pattern is Misses Size 8.

See notes on the pattern pieces for details.

Pattern diagrams for the 1940s inspired Linda walking skirt and short dolman sleeved blouse

NOTE: No seam or hem allowances have been added to the patterns. See notes on skirt pattern for development of waistband.

Blouse front pattern.

Blouse back pattern.

Pattern pieces for facings of blouse.

Pattern for back skirt with kick pleat extension.

Pattern for front skirt with kick pleat extension.

Kick pleat underlay pattern piece.

Published by EmilyAnn Frances

I was born and raised in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York. I attended Hunter College where I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English Language Arts. After graduation I worked in various industries such as publishing, fashion, financial services, investment banking, and for government. My passion for fashion was nurtured at the French Fashion Academy where I learned dressmaking, patternmaking, sketching and draping. My enjoyment of dressmaking and family history find a wonderful home here at WordPress. I hope you enjoy both of my blogs.