Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ullstein-Schnittmuster V 34 - BildhauerKittel

Based on the style of a women's dress pattern that was part of the same lot, my guess is the early 1920s.

Since I have no knowledge of German, I've relied on Google Translate to help me out here, so this post will be of a somewhat minimalist nature.

This is, apparently, a "sculptor's coat,"  which may be as generic a term as "artist's smock," or "shop coat." Available in sizes for both men and young men, this is a nice example of its kind.  Gathering the fronts and back into a yoke provides some additional ease, so that the coat could be worn over a suit jacket or a heavy sweater.  And you can't go wrong with four pockets!

Ullstein Verlag, a large publishing house based in Berlin, published Die Dame, a ladies magazine, and this line of home sewing patterns - a business model similar to that of McCall.

It's easy to imagine this smock being worn in the studios at the Bauhaus.
This perforated, unprinted pattern has been used.


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The Indifferent Blogger said...

Do you know where one might find a pattern like this? said...

Hello Blogger Your best bet is to find a modern sewing pattern for medical wear and modify it. I've done this very successfully by starting with a lab coat pattern and adding yokes front and back and button cuffs on the sleeves. At any moment one of the "big three" pattern companies usually offers a pattern for scrubs and lab coats. You can often get these patterns quite cheaply on eBay. Good luck!