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.











All images via Unsung Sewing Patterns.

Comments on “How to Make Vintage Workwear

    Dusty on April 3, 2009 2:31 PM:

    Fuck man, you found yourself a gem.

    plaidout on April 3, 2009 2:40 PM:

    “old school garmento ephemera,” I love it.

    andrew on April 3, 2009 2:49 PM:

    thanks for these…

    Alpha on 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.

    JP on 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.

    Anna on 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.

    blax on April 5, 2009 1:14 AM:

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


    Mr.Ray on 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.


    DefTouch on April 5, 2009 1:20 PM:

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

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