Saturday, December 29, 2012

Standard Designer 3804 - Surgical Gown and Cap

1920s

This one could use a little research.  I don't have enough context to know whether this is really intended for medical use or is a costume pattern.  The only other costume pattern I have from Standard Designer dates to about the same time but is in an entirely different number range.

Just a few years earlier during WWI, the Red Cross authorized patterns for surgical gowns, so the idea of home-sewn medical wear isn't entirely new.

This unprinted pattern and its envelope both show signs of wear.



2 comments:

Bunnykins said...

Co-incidentally, I watched several 1939/40 Young Doctor Kildare movies on the Movie Network this week. All the doctors in the hospital were wearing something similar for every day, but it was a white tunic and pants. The tunic was shorter and buttoned at one shoulder, had a cloth belt that must have buttoned in the back and ended mid-thigh. It had the same high collar. This pattern looks like surgical gowns, but I don't remember any scenes in the movies that were set in operating rooms.

yarnjourney said...

I just found your blog and I love it. Thanks. I am interested in utilitarian clothing too. Just as the pattens are lost, most utilitarian clothing was worn out, so not many examples remain. It is wonderful that you are sewing up some of your patterns.