1940s Wartime Shirtwaist Dress Sewing Pattern



Misses and Women’s Shirt-waist Dress. The bodice is tacked below shoulders and gathered at lower edge.
The bodice buttons in the front below the notched collar. The skirt joins the bodice at natural
waistline.You can make it with either Bishop sleeves or short sleeves which are darted into the

As usual with these wartime patterns and the fact fabrics were very limited due to the war effort,
so anything would work, eg: Cotton, Linen, Viscose etc.

To fit Bust 36 ins. Waist 30 ins. Hip 39 ins.

Skill level: Advanced beginner and upwards

The pattern has basic step by step instructions and a helpful sewing guide

Additional information


Paper pattern, Downloadable PDF pattern

Bust size

36 Bust