Vena Cava Design

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19/5/20 The post is now very slow, if you would like to receive your order via Courier rather than your Royal Mail or Air Mail please mail us for a quote.
-Our deliveries are taking a lot longer than normal to reach us, a few items are inevitably out of stock. If your order is time critical please mail us before ordering if you'd like to the check the stock status of an item.
- Special Delivery to UK customers are no longer being guaranteed by 1pm or taking signatures, they will still be treated as priority  items. 
-Royal Mail increased their delivery charges on 23/3, we will not be increasing our charge to you. We hope this small gesture will help at such a difficult time.
-International customers, standard Air Mail is very slow, 4 weeks on average.
-We can access Vena Cava Design without travelling so should be able to operate near normally. We have a daily collection from Royal Mail and as long as this continues we will endeavour to keep dispatching your orders. 
Wishing you good health and fortitude.
Liz and the team

Historical Sewing Patterns (Women)

Metropolitan Suit

Metropolitan Suit
Metropolitan Suit Metropolitan Suit

Misses Small to 3x Large.


The 1914 Metropolitan Suit reflects the military styling of World War I uniforms, as well as the mid-1910s interest in comfortable and practical two-piece garments. The Jacket features a tall rollover collar with either a curved or pointed center back, gently pointed center back hem, softly flared silhouette, and turn-back cuffs. The front closes with ornamental frogs. Soutache or other ornamental braid in military design motifs create an accurate period look, but contemporary designs in ribbon or braid trim are attractive too.

The Skirt is slightly hobbled, with a raised waistline and a slit at center back for ease of walking. The Overskirt attaches to the skirt at the top edge and drapes attractively at the back hem. The front folds of the Overskirt can be decoratively topstitched to the Skirt from the waist edge down to the hip area, if desired. If worn without the Jacket, the Skirt can be further embellished with buttons down the front folds of the Overskirt, or with suspenders crossed in the back, or with belt loops and belt at the natural waistline. Wear the Skirt with #270 Metro Middy Blouse (tucked in or not) for a breezy casual look. Top off the Suit with #269 Metropolitan Hat for a complete and classy ensemble.

Suggested Fabrics: Tropical-weight and other lightweight wools and wool blends; wool crepe, basketweave, worsted, gabardine; suit-weight and other medium-weight silks; medium-to-heavyweight rayons. The design of this suit is meant to be somewhat soft and fluid, but cottons and linens can be used if desired, for a more structured result.

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