Thursday, July 2, 2009

Advance 4674 - Kitchen Jacket

Mid 1940's.

Designed by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, a branch of the U.S.D.A.

This pattern was featured in Dresses and Aprons for Work in the Home, first published in 1944. The University of North Texas has a nice digital copy here.

And here's the kitchen jacket made up. The copy indicates that this is really intended as a jacket, worn for warmth and modified for safety and practicality.



4 comments:

Persuaded said...

My gracious.. how nifty! Now, how does it fasten? With hidden buttons perhaps? I suppose that makes sense as buttons might prove to catch on things and be a nuisance or even a hazard of sorts. And I simply cannot wait to check out that link....

As always, a real treat, Andrea☺

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

Hmmm. I've read through the instruction sheet and find that the front doesn't close in any way - no buttons, hooks, or snaps. Well, that certainly makes it easy!

Jess said...

Here's a lovely example of this pattern sewn up with a vintage tablecloth. One of my most coveted jackets to date, by one of my favorite garment artists: http://www.etsy.com/listing/23233370/vintage-los-angeles-tablecloth-map-1940s

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

That's a marvelous interpretation! Thanks for pointing it out.