Simplicity 4700

by wundermary on November 15, 2011 · 5 comments

in 1940s,Hats,Introduction,Mail Order Patterns,Vintage Sewing


This is my first post at Sew Retro!
I’ve been sewing for years, but, am returning after a fairly long break. I am really enjoying checking out what everyone else is working on!

I made up this version of Simplicity 4700, a 1940s pattern for a couple of hats and gloves.  This is view A. I no longer had the instructions for this pattern but got them through Wearing History, where there is a version of this design for sale. I have to wear hats at work ( I am an instrument tech. at a hospital), but, am pretty bored with the bouffants and don’t like the glare from the lights. So, I think this hat is perfect for me. If you would like to see more photos or read about what I did to the pattern, I discuss it in a bit more detail on my blog.


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A.J.A. November 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

That’s neat! Love the Monopoly fabric.


Camille November 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

I like this funny hut :) )) Can you show the pattern, please :) ?


Atomic Mum November 16, 2011 at 5:48 am

Love the fabric. What a good idea for work.


christine November 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

that pattern and that fabric are both amazing! i am jealous! you look fantastic by the way ;)


wundermary November 17, 2011 at 3:19 am

Thanks, all!
The Wearing History link is to the currently available pattern and here is the vintage version at the Wiki:


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