32" - 44" Bust
Returning from vacation with a souvenir jacket was a must in the 1940's. Marketed to the tourist trade - these jackets were hand embroidered (in varying degrees of skill!)
The original pattern indicated to cut away various parts to create the felt version. I have included these as two different patterns, so that you can make either version without having to slice up the pattern. I have also included a complete set of all of the layer patterns to create the shoulder pads.
This pattern includes a copy of the embroidery pattern and instructions to complete the design. The embroidery design will need to be transferred to the garment using a transfer pen or other medium.
All of our patterns are replicated directly from the original source material of the period.
Suggested Fabrics: Satin, Crepe Satin, Printed Silk, Washable Silk, Cotton Crepe, Rayon Crepe, Linen
This PDF contains files for printing and assembling at home, AND a full size print version to take to a local copy shop.
Be sure to print and read the "READ ME" file first. It contains all the information on how to print and assemble your PDF 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.