1940s Sewing Project Plans - Women's Land Army

The Women's Land Army (WLA) was originally started in Britain during WW1 and revived for WW2. The USA had its own version of the Land Girls for both World Wars. My sewing project plans include a 1940s brassiere, French knickers, 1940s blouse, and 1940s overalls. I have some *secret* projects planned too. ????

I made my paper doll using my custom croquis from MyBodyModel. The blouse and overalls were sketched based on the technical drawings from the pattern company. The brassiere and French knickers are loosely based on the massive quantities of vintage '40s undergarments I've been ogling.

Links of Interest:
- A detailed essay on the WLA with great references (https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1993/winter/landarmy.html)
- Evening Star, 07 March 1943 (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1943-03-07/ed-1/seq-42/), and continued here: (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1943-03-07/ed-1/seq-52/) -- Gotta love those vintage ads!
- Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History (https://gardens.si.edu/gardens/victory-garden/)
- Victory Garden Aids from the USDA (https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/ipd/small/exhibits/show/victory-gardens/victory-garden-aids)
- Vintage1941 Victory Garden Film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHkGJEiDpdw&ab_channel=FDRLibrary)
- Sewing Pattern from extant British Land Army breeches (http://corsetradesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/womens-land-army-breeches-free-pattern.html)
- American 1940's overalls (https://www.ballyhoovintage.com/product/62721.html)
- Paintings from Evelyn Mary Dunbar (1906–1960), British Artist (https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/search/actor:dunbar-evelyn-mary-19061960/page/3)

[1] Woman in Blue Overalls Propaganda Poster (http://bir.brandeis.edu/handle/10192/23797)
[2] War Food Administration. 1944. “Pitch in and Help!.” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. Accessed December 27, 2021 (https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/218)
[3] Image no. ww1645-73 courtesy Northwestern University
[4] Cover, Life magazine, September 27, 1943. National Museum of American History
[5] (https://www.ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p267401coll32/id/47)

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- Custom Croquis from MyBodyModel (https://www.mybodymodel.com/)

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