1940s Lounge-wear & Housecoat Sewing Patterns
Robes were still popular choices, marketed for their comfort and warmth. While most hit the ankle, some models were available at a mid-calf length. Glamorous housecoats soared in popularity in the early 40s. Hovering at ankle-length and femininely cinched at the waist with a belt, they closely resembled gowns. There were endless variations of housecoat styles, though many featured a collar and had either a zip or wrap front-closure. The brunch coat was a similar, shorter leisure garment, which ended around the knee. While the bed jacket did exist in the late 1930s, Women’s Wear Daily reported they were “coming into greater prominence” in 1942. They were typically waist-length and paired with nightgowns to create ensembles. Also in the early 1940s, the breakfast coat was considered a “new” garment for leisure hours. It was similar to the bed jacket but ended around the knee. Dusters were similar to short, mid-calf length robes. In accordance with the highly feminine cuts. The 1940s were characterised by Knee-length A-line dresses with puffed shoulders in patriotic colors, plaid A-line skirts with white button-down blouses.
Our 1940's vintage Lounge-wear pattern collection is available in sizes ranging from XXS – XXL. We offer either the original pattern, a high-quality true to scale 1940s sewing pattern reproduction or an easy PDF sewing pattern to download at home.
References: The Vintage Woman Magazine