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1940s Costume History - 1948 Sewing Pattern Fashion Pictures 2
C20th Fashion History 1940s

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

 

c1948 Pattern Cutting Fashion Design Pictures for Sewing

C20th Fashion History 1940s

These post World War II vintage Pattern Cutting Design Fashion Pictures are c1948.  Each image is also shown with the vintage pattern draft required to achieve the sewn style.  Many of the details of earlier 1940s fashions are visible in these images as well as elements of the New Look of 1947.  The  pattern cutting drafts are often complex, but interesting to those of us able to pattern draft and construct garments.  All thumbnails below enlarge to become full A4 pictures and detail can be magnified in image software such as Paint Shop Pro.

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c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2

3015 and 3016 3017 and 3018 3019 and 3020 3021 and 3022
c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2 - 3015 and 3016 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2 - 3017 and 3018 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 3019 and 3020 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2 - 3021 and 3022
3023 and 3024 3025 and 3026 3027 3028
c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 3023 and 3024 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 3025 and 3026 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2 - 3027 c1948  Fashion Designs - Sewing Pattern Cutting Drafts 2 - 3028

The Free Sewing Pattern Drafts.

3015  3016 3017  3018
c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3015 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3016 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3017 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3018
3019 3020 3021 3022
c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3019 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3020 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3021 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3022
3023 3024 3025 3026
c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3023 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3024 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3025 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3026
3027 3028

These fashion sketch images were bought from a 93 year old woman and they were described as 1940s.  I would estimate them at after 1947 or 1948, as the fuller skirts hint at being copies of the Dior New Look silhouette.   Although many have fuller skirts, some of these square shouldered styles have a more mid 40's feel than those fashion designs on the previous page.  Real 'New Look' garments had narrower neater shoulder lines.
 

c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3027 c1948 Free Sewing Pattern Draft 3028

N.B   I have NOT made up any of these styles and cannot be held responsible for errors in designs.  Use them as inspiration.

All thumbnail images enlarge into A4 size pages for personal use only printing and study. I've cleaned any background clutter so you can really see the silhouette and fashion detailing. 

Please Note the straight skirt is not repeated on all drafts, so see suit pattern draft 3028, otherwise a standard straight skirt block such as my free skirt block you can draft here would be suitable to do adaptations. If you do not own a dress block, bodice block, jacket block or similar sloper you may find Vogue V1004 shell dress fitting pattern a useful alternative to get you started on ideas.

If you plan to use these as a guide to recreate your own 1940's fashions do remember to use a modern block or sloper tailored to today's thicker waisted, fuller busted figure.  Even if you don't draft them they are great as ideas for drama productions.  Thumbnails all enlarge to A4.

You can read more detailed text about 1940's fashions for women on the 1940s Utility Clothing Fashion page. You can see more fashion plates for 1946 and 1949.  You can find more late 1940s free sewing pattern drafts here.

Hats are very helpful when dating photos as are hairstyles so try 1940s hats and hairstyles sections.

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