240 Rosie the Riveter


Misses XS-2XL

The heroic working women of World War II inspired this factory wardrobe of camp shirt, pleated slacks, and overalls with sweetheart bib.

The shirt is styled from men's sport shirts and is know today as a "camp" shirt.  It is timeless is a crisp white cotton and lots of fun made extra-large in bright tropical prints.  The pleated slacks have side pockets and a back zipper.  Straight legs fall smoothly from the hips for a clean look.  Add the sweetheart-shaped bodice for Overalls with straps that cross in the back.

The pattern includes historical information and instructions for a knitted sweater and a crocheted snood to keep 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)

This pattern has lots of ease, which was useful to working women who needed to do lots of moving around.  Just keep that in mind when determining your size (a muslin may be helpful too).