Revival Designed1139 32-38 PRINT
circa 1920 - 1929
32 - 38 Inch Chest
40 - 46 Inch Chest
48 - 54 Inch Chest
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These classic overalls from the 1920's would work equally well for men or women. They may be constructed with or without the button fly.
The leg length could be easily adjusted for cropped or shorts length for summer wear.
Suggested Fabrics: Denim, Courdroy, Cotton Duck, Heavy Twill
This pattern was originally drafted to be worn over shirt and trousers. As such there is about 6 - 8 inches of extra ease through the chest, waist and hips.
If you prefer a closer fit you may wish to go down a size and/or plan to take in seams as needed to fit.
A trial muslin of the garment to check fit is strongly recommended.
All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.
This PDF contains files for printing and assembling at home, formatted in both USA letter size and European A4 size. AND a full size print version in A0 size, to take to a local copy shop.
The download contains five individual files. Print and review the READ ME document which will explain how to print and assemble the pattern.
A Note About Grading Vintage Patterns
Grading from one size into a wider range of sizes is both a science and an art. This is especially true with vintage patterns, that were often inaccurately manufactured, or previously used/altered by a past seamstress.
Prior to grading, the digitized original size is checked to make sure that seam edges and notches match. The grading process can (and often does) introduce some variables. This can be especially true when expanding or shrinking more than three sizes from the original. Such as from a 32 Bust to 42 Bust. Or down from a 42 Bust to a 32 Bust.
You may see some little peaks or valleys along curved edges like armholes or sleeve caps. Just adjust your cutting to smooth out the curve where needed. Shoulder seams and neck lines may widen or lengthen disproportionately – use the closest size to your measurements, and adjust accordingly.
Always sew a test garment to verify and alter fit before constructing the garment out of your final fabric.
32 - 38 Inch Chest, 40 - 46 Inch Chest, 48 - 54 Inch Chest
1139 32-38 PRINT