During WWII and the Post-War years, the United States Department of Agriculture, through its Bureau of Home Economics and Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, designed practical clothing.

These designs were featured in various USDA publications authored by Clarice L. Scott.

The retail patterns for these designs were made available from the Advance Pattern Company, which were sold through J.C.Penney. All the patterns for these designs were marked with the United States Department of Agriculture designation on the front of the envelope.

The content here represents a complete listing of all the patterns contained in the 1952 revision of Dresses and Aprons for Work in the Home. There are a few patterns from earlier publications, but many are still missing from this database.

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