240 Rosie the Riveter

$19.95 $17.95

Misses 6-20.

The heroic working women of World War II inspired this factory wardrobe of camp shirt, pleated slacks, and overalls with sweetheart bib. Pattern includes historical information and instructions for knitted sweater and crocheted snood that keeps hair in place.

Suggested fabrics: For Shirt, choose medium-weight cotton, rayon, silk, or blends. For Slacks and Overalls, choose medium to heavyweight cotton, wool, blends, corduroy, denim, velvet, or velveteen.

Yardage chart (.pdf)

Sewing Tip

The shirt in this pattern has quite a lot of wearing ease built into it, to provide plenty of moving-around room for the women on the factory assembly lines of the 1940s. You may not need such a roomy garment, so you might want to cut one size smaller than you usually would. Before you cut, pin the front, back, and yoke tissue pieces together along the side and shoulder seams. Fold under the center front along the self-facing line and carefully try on this half-body tissue sample to get an idea of the fit. Even better, make a quick muslin test of the whole pattern to be sure which size will be best for you.