free sewing pattern 1940s vintage hat and purse pdf download

 Today is my birthday and to celebrate, I wanted to give a gift to all of my wonderful blog readers. September is National Hat Month and since I am such a big fan of vintage hats, here's a lovely free sewing pattern for all of you.

I bought this pattern at an antique mall in 2012 but it sat in my stack of unfinished projects until now. This pattern is for a gorgeous 1940s hat and bag from Vogue's # 9837. It would be beautiful in wool for autumn and winter but bring it back in the spring and summer in linen with hand embroidery on the brim.

The handbag pattern pieces had been lost over the decades so I drafted the new pattern pieces according to the instructions. 

The pattern instructions mentions "crinoline" which is not the same as netting for crinoline skirts. You can find crinoline at most major fabric stores with buckram and other millinery fabrics. I have ordered some online in the past from Judith M and have been very happy with their products.

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*Please be sure to set your printer at 100%. Tape pattern pieces together before cutting by matching up corresponding letters along the edges of the paper so that the paper overlaps and the lines match up.*

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Please note, this pattern was posted free of charge so that everyone may enjoy it for free. I spent many hours working on this pattern and converting it into a printable PDF, digitally restoring the instructions, images and drafting the missing handbag patterns from scratch. Please respect that and follow my use policy.

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1940s free vintage hat and purse pattern