Ladies Vintage Pattern ~ 1940's
Ladies Fashions from the 1940's and earlier

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Advance 3610 Ladies Dress Vintage 1940's Pattern Tie Back Minnie Pearl

$24.00


Advance 5406 Vintage Pattern 1940's Stylish Shirtwaist Dress Inverted Pleats

$24.00


Advance 5897 Ladies Dress Wing Collar Cuffs Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$27.00


Advance 6643 Ladies Silhouette Dress Florentine Neckline Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern Unprinted

$24.00


McCall 6401 Vintage Pattern 1940's Ladies Dress Softly Gathered Retro

Orig.: $25.00
Sale: $18.00


McCall 6511 Junior Dress Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern Afternoon Formal

$25.00


McCall 6917 Misses Junior Party Dress Vintage 1940's Pattern

$20.00


McCall 7165 Vintage Pattern Ladies Dress 1940's Front Button

Orig.: $25.00
Sale: $20.00


McCall 7256 Vintage 1940's Pattern Junior Day Dress Two-Piece

$25.00


McCall 7730 Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern Ladies Junior Dress

$25.00


New York Gold Seal 858 Vintage Sewing Pattern Ladies Dress 1930's

$30.00


Simplicity 1112 Ladies Shirtwaist Dress Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$18.00


Simplicity 1137 1940's Vintage Pattern Ladies Scalloped Jumper Dress

Orig.: $25.00
Sale: $20.00


Simplicity 1743 Ladies Sweetheart Evening Gown Dress Bouffant Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$35.00


Simplicity 2074 Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern Ladies One-Piece Dress

$25.00


Simplicity 2398 Ladies Shirtwaist One Piece Dress Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$15.00


Simplicity 2428 Ladies Party Dress Lace Edging Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$25.00


Simplicity 2587 Ladies Nurse Uniform Shirtwaist Dress Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$25.00


Simplicity 2767 Misses Cocktail Party Dress Scoop Neck Puff Sleeves Vintage 1940's Pattern

$25.00


Simplicity 2910 Ladies Shirtwaist Dress Extended Shoulders Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$24.00


Simplicity 2920 Ladies One-Piece Shirtwaist Dress Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$25.00


Advance 5509 Ladies Scoop Blouse and Circle Skirt Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$15.00


Advance 5742 Ladies Stylish Suit Jacket Skirt Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$24.00


Advance 5927 Ladies Chic Suit Jacket Slim Skirt Vintage 1940's Unprinted Pattern

$24.00


Hollywood 1710 Ladies Suit Jacket Skirt Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$35.00


Simplicity 1575 Vintage Pattern 1940's Ladies Soft Pleated Skirt

$15.00


Simplicity 2624 Ladies Skirt Dart Fitted Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$10.00


Butterick 2706 1930's Vintage Sewing Pattern Blouse Skirt Very Old

Orig.: $30.00
Sale: $20.00


New York Gold Seal Vintage Sewing Pattern Blouse Skirt Unprinted 1940's

$30.00


Simplicity 1740 Ladies Suit Blouse Skirt Shorts Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$18.00


Advance 4091 Ladies Peasant Ruffle Blouse Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$12.00


McCall 4744 Vintage 1940's Pattern Ladies Tuck In Blouse

Orig.: $18.00
Sale: $15.00


McCall 5455 Vintage Pattern 1940's Ladies Blouse Ruffles

Orig.: $18.00
Sale: $15.00


McCall 7277 Ladies Blouse Shirt Long Short Sleeves Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$18.00


New York Gold Seal Ladies Blouse Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$15.00


Simplicity 4608 Ladies Button Front Blouse Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$15.00


Simplicity 2853 Ladies Shorts Pedal Pushers Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$15.00


Butterick 4844 Vintage Pattern 1940's Bolero Cluch Jacket Unprinted

$15.00


Simplicity 4757 Ladies Two Piece Pajama Lounge Set Vintage 1940's Sewing Pattern

$12.00

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Ladies Vintage Patterns - 1940's

Ladies vintage sewing patterns from the 1940's & earlier. We carry 1940's vintage patterns from a variety of manufacturers including: 1940's Vintage Simplicity pattern, 1940's vintage McCalls pattern, 1940's vintage Vogue pattern,  1940's vintage Butterick pattern, 1940's vintage Advance pattern,  plus vintage 1940's patterns from other manufacturers.

We have a large variety of 1940's vintage sewing patterns to choose from including:

1940's Vintage Swing Dresses, Vintage 1940's Berets, 1940's Vintage Evening Length Skirts, Vintage 1940's Day Dresses,Vintage 1940's Shirtwiast Dresses, Vintage 1940's Fluffy Blouses, Vintage 40's Tucked Blouses plus much more

There are three distinct fashion periods of the 1940s ~~~ The Early 40's, the mid 40's & the late 40's.

Early 1940's Clothing Fashions

The fashion style of the 1930's was still dominate during the early 40's. Hem lines on skirts & dresses was sitting at the mid-calf length.  House dresses were very popular.  The changing style from the 1930's led to the house dress having less of a homemade look.

Once the Great Depression was coming to an end, ladies began to become free to buy patterns that used more fabric, with such elements as gathers, double-breasted blouses and suits, complicated collars, decorative pockets & skirts with more flair.

Small hats with netting that would hang over the face were popular accessories for 1940's clothing. Bakelite jewelery was popular.

Mid 1940's Clothing Fashions

 Due to the war fabric began to be rationed and any patriotic Mrs. at home wouldn't dare use excessive material. Most material during this time was used for the War effort, and fashions became creative about using less material.  leg makeup began to be made available as a replacement for stockings, and ladies were lucky if they had a friend who could draw a nice straight faux seam for them in eyeliner.   

1940''s Skirts were short and straight topped by short jackets of twenty-five inches or less in length. Cardigans matched skirts and sheath evening dresses replaced the long flowing gowns of the thirties.  

Accessories were more minimal during this time. These were smartly matched according to color. Modest jewelry and small hats were common.  

Late 1940's  Clothing Fashions

After the war, women were ready for a change. They were tired of the severely tailored garments they were forced to wear during the war.  Woman's fashion changed to a soft, feminine and romantic image.

Many varieties of peplums were popular. These included butterfly, bustle and gathered peplums.  Ruffles were popular on skirt hems, necklines and waists.  Gored, gathered and A-line skirts were topped with soft, feminine blouses.  Blouses had bows at the center-front neckline and might sport full or puffy sleeves. Lace was popular on blouses around the neckline.

Undergarments finally made the transition to two separate pieces, the bra and the girdle. After World War II, wire was introduced into bras. Nylon stockings came back on the market.

 

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