Saturday, August 22, 2015

McCall 4653 - Ladies' & Misses' One-Piece Overalls or Shorts


From the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
1942

Once you get your Victory Garden watered, you can change into a cool play suit and take a nice picnic out to the lake (provided you have enough gas coupons.)

Here's another fine entry into women's war-time work wear.  Miss A. wears the very get-the-job done overalls, probably made up in denim or chambray, with plenty of white top-stitching  The banded sleeves will be a little faster to make than struggling with sleeve plackets and buttoned cuffs.  The over sized right pocket with its pencil slot borrows from men's work shirts.


Miss B, who has finished her work for the day, looks cool and comfortable and ready for a game of badminton.  With her one-piece play suit, she won't have to worry about becoming untucked following one of her wicked overhand serves.


This printed pattern has been cut out in Version A.


3 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Good seamstress seems to be another of woman's roles. The fussiness of those pockets--I wonder how many simplified them.

Nadya said...

Always good to see you post!

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

Joanne - The maker cut out all the fussy pocket bits, so at least she had an intent to use them. For devotion to sewing projects, check some of the comments on the men's western shirts, with the fancy cuffs and all the piping!

Nadya - There are just not enough hours in the day for all the things I want to do. I have probably 50 more posts I could do before working through my collection.