Finished Project- Air Raid Suit or Coveralls.

Ta da!

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.

5 Comments on Finished Project- Air Raid Suit or Coveralls.

  1. brigidboyer
    April 2, 2015 at 5:50 am (9 years ago)

    I love it Lauren! The pattern turned out fabulous, and the suit looks so practical and completely authentic.

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:41 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Brigid! So glad you love it :)

  2. PinhouseP
    April 2, 2015 at 9:15 am (9 years ago)

    This is fabulous! I feel I should make one, buy an old car and hang out in the garage :D

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2015 at 11:41 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks so much! I agree, wouldn’t it be fun? I don’t know how to work on cars, but I didn’t mind pretending for the photos!

  3. Bonita Vear (@bjvear)
    April 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm (9 years ago)

    These look so fabulous on you, and I’m impressed with the quality of the make. Stellar work like usual! Oh, and great photos to boot, :) ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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