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TEXTILES AND CLOTHING DIVISION BUREAU OF HOME ECONOMICS
WORK CLOTHES FOR WOMEN
Clarice L. Scott, Associate Home Economics Specialist
W W ITH more and more women in war jobs there is an increasing
demand for specially designed work clothes. Whether the job is
in a factory, on a farm, or in the home, women want work outfits that are
both practical and comfortable, yet inexpensive to make or buy. For some
kinds of work a dress or apron serves well; for others, trousered garments
With the requirements of particular jobs in mind, the Bureau of Home
Economics is designing clothes for women who do active work. All the
styles have special features planned for safety, comfort, freedom of activity,
and pleasing appearance.
These designs are released to patternmakers and the clothing trade as
soon as they are completed. Most of the styles shown here are now on
sale to the public through retail outlets either as commercial patterns or as
KNOW YOUR JOB AND DRESS FOR IT
Before selecting a work outfit, study the job so that you will know
exactly what your duties are. Consider the points listed below-they
will help you to choose a design that is right for the job you have to do.
ACTION ROOM. A work garment needs to fit well but to have
plenty of room for action. If the job calls for stooping and reaching,
then choose an outfit with stooping and reaching room built into it.
DESIGN FOR SERVICE. All the styles shown here are simple and
streamlined to the figure. Every seam serves a purpose. Pockets are
useful. Strong stitching and sturdy fasteners all add to the life of the
garment. There are no fancy trimmings. The outfits are simple to
make and easy to wash and iron.
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Scott, Clarice L. (Clarice Louisba), b. 1899. Work clothes for women., book, June 1942; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6162/m1/3/: accessed December 2, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.