How to Make Vintage Workwear

There are people that love vintage workwear and then there are people that make vintage workwear. The blog Unsung Sewing Patterns is a treasure trove of old school garmento ephemera. It would be interesting to see someone go ahead and reproduce garments to these specs, of course maybe someone already is. Either way it is cool to check out the way it was way back when. More detailed instructions and specs after the jump.

work_wear_031

work_wear_01

work_wear_02

work_wear_04

work_wear_06

work_wear_07

work_wear_08

work_wear_09

work_wear_10

work_wear_11

All images via Unsung Sewing Patterns.


Comments on “How to Make Vintage Workwear

    Dustyon April 3, 2009 @ 2:31 PM:

    Fuck man, you found yourself a gem.

    plaidouton April 3, 2009 @ 2:40 PM:

    “old school garmento ephemera,” I love it.

    andrewon April 3, 2009 @ 2:49 PM:

    thanks for these…

    Alphaon April 3, 2009 @ 6:01 PM:

    Wow…brought back memories of my mom’s Singer sewing machine and patterns. People really dont make there own clothes anymore.

    JPon April 3, 2009 @ 9:50 PM:

    Great stuff. Some of the specs from that time are pretty quirky, but the authenticity and nostalgia bit is beautiful.

    Annaon April 4, 2009 @ 11:37 AM:

    this is an awesome blog! i found it awhile ago while searching for 1930s work wear patterns. very informative. only i wish i could get my hands on all those patterns she’s got.

    also, i love your blog! especially your “working wear” features. so inspiring.

    blaxon April 5, 2009 @ 1:14 AM:

    Those arent your Mom’s old Woolworth patterns! Great find!

    M

    Mr.Rayon April 5, 2009 @ 2:58 AM:

    Let’s get to work and make some… Just need to do a little customizing with the fit. Thanks for the find.

    Cheers.

    DefTouchon April 5, 2009 @ 1:20 PM:

    Great find. Posts like this are why I love your blog.

Comments are closed.