1940s Nurses’ Uniform Shirtwaist Dress & Cap #3164

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1940s Nurses' Uniform Shirtwaist Dress & Cap #3164 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF from Mrs. Depew Vintage at MrsDepew.com.


This is a digital, print at home PDF sewing pattern for a very hard-to-find 1940s Nurses' Uniform. It has been adapted from an original 1943 sewing pattern.


The shirtwaist dress includes long cuffed or short sleeves, pockets at shirt front and skirt hip, gored skirt, and a full button-down front. 

We have also included a nurses' hat pattern to complete the ensemble, should you wish to make a full costume.

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1940s Nurses' Uniform Shirtwaist Dress & Cap #3164 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF


This would be the perfect pattern for historical reenactment purposes, or just to transform yourself into Nurse Ratched. As this is also just a beautiful shirtwaist dress, there is no need to think of it as just a uniform - Imagine it in a lovely floral print with your favorite hat!


Size: 18

Bust: 36"

Waist: 30"

Hip: 39"

One size only at this time.



If you need help grading the pattern to a larger size, we do offer a pattern grading e-book that can be a very useful resource.

Fabric requirements Vintage Sewing Pattern 1940s Nurses' Uniform Shirtwaist Dress & Cap #3164 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF


The pattern and fully-illustrated instructions are in English. This pattern also includes the all-new Depew Pattern Primer, a customized sewing booklet illustrating how to complete some of the specialized sewing techniques required for this precise pattern.

Dressmaking Primer - Vintage Sewing Pattern 1940s Nurses' Uniform Shirtwaist Dress & Cap #3164 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF


Difficulty level: Intermediate.

Pages are formatted for both US Letter and A4 paper. Please note - this does not include a 36" wide/ A0 pdf - we do not offer our patterns for sale in this format. Should you wish for a full-sized pattern, please purchase the paper version. 

Also included - a free 25-page sewing guide compliments of Mrs. Depew Vintage to help you with pattern alteration, fabric choice, fitting, seams, finishing details, and tailoring etc.


Printing a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).


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