Perfectly in time for the Historical Sew Monthly, my new pattern is DONE! So excited!
What the item is: 1940s Air Raid Suit
The Challenge: War and Peace
Fabric: A cotton twill that is flannel on the back side.
Stashed for how long?: Bought for this project
Pattern: the new Wearing History Phyllis Air Raid Suit or Coverall! Yay!
Year: About 1942
Notions: A gazillion buttons
How historically accurate is it? VERY!
Hours to complete: A LOT. I was pattern testing, taking blog construction photos, and sewing. It’s a time consuming pattern in the first place with the hidden drop seat, buttons up the front, tabs and buttons, and flat felled seams. So maybe 15ish? Taking into account photo and testing time, it may have been longer.
First worn: Sunday! Yay!
Total cost: I think the fabric was around $28, and the printed pattern is $18 on my website, or $12 for the e-pattern. The buttons were in my stash. So probably around $40.