E-PATTERN- Veronica- 1940's Coat

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Download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper.


A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern based on an original historical coat pattern from the 1940's.


Intermediate Difficulty.  The coat may be lined or unlined.  Period instructions are more minimal than modern instruction, so you may wish to have a sewing and/or tailoring book handy for extra construction help.  We will be posting blog posts to help with certain construction points as well.  Find sewing tutorials here.


“Misses’ and Women’s Coat, in three lengths, is dart-fitted on shoulder and seamed down center back. The fronts, trimmed with patch pockets, are rolled in one with the collar to form revers. Style I-- Long coat is trimmed with stitching and pockets are closed with buttons. Style II-- has a belt tied around the waistline. Style III-- is a short box model.”

We have supplied an alternate sleeve cap to use with this pattern, as the original period draft of the sleeve had more gathers than the illustration.

--- SIZING ---

In original Misses sizing. Petites, Juniors, and Plus Size may require alterations to fit.

This pattern was originally only available in size 30”-38” bust. We have extended sizing to include 40“ & 42” bust.

Measurements given in inches.

BUST     30- 32- 34- 36- 38- 40- 42
WAIST  24- 26- 28- 30- 32- 34- 36
HIP        33- 35- 37- 39- 41- 43- 45


*Note-  The size numbers given below DO NOT equate to modern sizing.  Size 12= 30" bust, Size 14= 32" bust, etc.  As sizes 40" & 42" bust were not originally included, we have given yardage required for these sizes.  Plaids and stripes will require additional fabric than given below.




About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived.  Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations.  Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings.  These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment.  Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment.  Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns.  At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested.  You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail.  Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.






Wearing History E-patterns are formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.  You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.  Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. 


This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper.  You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout.  Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.  


This pattern comes in 3 files, in a compressed folder


You will need to uncompress (or unzip) your folder prior to use.


  • 55 sheets of paper for the pattern. 
  • 11 sheets of paper for the sewing instructions
  • 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet. 


67 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern.  This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions. 




-  How to Download -  


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