The Tailor's Apprentice

WWII war years dressmaking patterns

1940s WWII war era repro sewing patterns, true to the 40s, made for the 21st century woman. Perfect for your rockabilly, Lindy Hop and swing evenings. 40s repro vintage patterns, period correct for your WWII living history event.

Sewing Classes

Join my sewing classes, learn vintage couture sewing skills and make your gown using the sewing skills of any time period. The WWII war era austerity, Jitterbug, Swing era or Rockabilly, 1920s flapper, Regency gentility, 19th century bloomers, bustles or crinolines, Tudor magnificence or Steampunk madness. All eras can be accommodated.

Patterns : Jenny

A smart sailor suit sewing pattern from the late 30s early war era, designed from an original outfit from 1938. Perfect for a sail on the harbour or for a picnic at your favorite spot with your sweetheart. A style from WWII, adapted for the 21st century woman. All the dress patterns in The Tailor's Apprentice pattern range are provided as ePatterns, so once you purchase, you can download your pattern immediately, print it out and start sewing!