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Unread 05-16-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
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looking for world war 2 german military uniform patterns

I need to make an entire german military outfit in 2 months and I cant find any patterns to make it.
I am making a friend of mine Germany from Axis powers hetalia
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q...a/000d2p67.jpg

can anyone help me find something that can be altered to look like this or a pattern that actually is a military uniform of this type?
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Unread 05-16-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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World War 2 era uniform patterns are tough to come by. The era is not quite old enough for the historical costumers to have completely digested. Most of the re-enactors are buying and wearing vintage ($$$). A few places have reverse engineered the patterns and are selling re-pros ($$$), but no one's sharing patterns. :/

The only ones that I know of are here:

http://www.harriets.com/wwiipatterns.htm

They are expensive and look like a bear to make.

My recommendation is to go to a military surplus store, buy something that is close and alter it. That's what I'm doing currently for Sweden.
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Unread 05-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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I would look for riding breeches patterns, and a basic jacket pattern and customise it with needed pockets (they look like they're just box pleats and a flap) and trimmings. You could even just use a mandarin-style jacket pattern and add the collar fall. From the picture, it looks like a hidden-button closure - but you could just as easily install a zipper in the flap, too.

You could even just let out the thighs on a high-waisted pants pattern - a lot I've seen just go straight down from the hips and then curve in at the knee, some have a slight added fullness in the inner-seam, too - but it's slight.



I don't really know anything about actual WWII uniforms - I'm just going off the reference and a quick Google search.
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Unread 05-16-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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oh wow those are expensive. usually patterns dont phase me in difficulty because I usually make up my own way to do something that doesnt make sence to me. but I cant spend that much money on a pattern
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Unread 07-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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if youre looking for officers breeches/jodphurs then you should check out sportsmansguide.com and check the german sectoin, thats where i got mine. and theyre very cheap on the wallet
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How to get the cut right:
http://www.lostbattalions.com/german.../fit33-45.html
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