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Now with size layers.

This is not a printed pattern. This is a digital download. You will receive links to several files sent to the email address used to order. You will receive several files in letter size: How to print, front and back of the cover pages, and the sewing instructions. You will also receive links to files in size A0: The entire pattern in color and solid lines, the entire pattern in black and white dashed lines with size layers, the garment pattern pieces in sizes 8-20 in black and white dashed lines with size layers, the garment pattern pieces in black and white in sizes 22-34 in size layers, and a page of both the hats in black and white in all sizes. The A0 size pages are meant to be printed by a copy shop or they can be tiled using the "poster" option in Adobe Acrobat for printing on your home printer. Here is a link to instructions on how to use this option on the Adobe help page.​


WWII 1940s Ladies American Red Cross Uniform and Civilian Skirted Suit. This pattern was made by copying a real American Red Cross uniform from WWII in the author's collection. This jacket and skirt was created by the designer Mainbocher and is stylish worn either as a uniform or daywear. View A is a copy of the ARC Uniform worn during WWII. View B is the same suit without the uniform details.View A has a jacket (tunic) with upper stitch-down pleated pockets with buttoned flap, and large lower cargo pockets that have a bellows fold and a buttoned flap. The pocket bags can be omitted, as well as the flaps, as desired. The front of the jacket has one bust dart at the shoulder and one at the armhole. There are two additional bust and waist double ended darts. The jacket is single breasted with a fold over lapel and collar. The sleeves are two piece and end simply at the wrist. The shoulders are a little wider as was popular in the 1940s and are drafted to accommodate a 3/8 to 1/2 shoulder pad. There are shoulder straps, or epaulettes at the shoulders which button to the jacket at the collar side of the shoulder. The shoulder straps and the four pocket flaps button with 5/8 ARC buttons and the front closes with 4 ARC 7/8 buttons. The center back seam ends just below the waist at a vent. The View B Jacket differs from the View A in that the shoulder straps are left off and the pockets are simple patch with a rounded bottom that have no flaps. The skirt is the same for both View A and B. The skirt is a six piece A-line with a waistband and side opening that buttons. The waistband closes with one button and the skirt closes with 3 buttons. The button closure can be replaced with a zipper for modern. Two hats are included: A Visor Hat and a Garrison Cap. The Visor Hat has a round crown and tip with a tip extension and a bill in the front. The Garrison Cap has a two piece flat crown with an expandable tip to make the cap oblong. The cap has a flap all around it that can be folded down to cover the ears and back of the head.


To see the original uniform copied for this pattern click here:


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For a blog post about WWII ARC girls click here:


139 Ladies' Civilian Suit and American Red Cross Uniform 1940s WWII

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