Since your wife plans to wear the uniform, then perhaps having a reproduction badged appropriately is a wiser move then wearing a 70+ year-old garment. That way you can do any required alterations and you do not have to worry if anything happens to the uniform when she wears it. You also end up preserve what is now a collectable garment for future generations by not subjecting it to needless wear. After all, that is why several companies now make good reproductions.
Thanks Ed, you are right. But the Canadian CWAC SD uniform is not reproduced. Maybe the later version, 1950+ could be an option. For the BD: trousers 1950 are suitable, we bought one and are adjusting it to WW2. Only bandage pocket on right trousers is missing. But mostly it was not on theCWAC bd.
A year a go I 've bought some Canadian BD's from a guy in Belgium. Those BD's came from old Belgium Red Cross stock and where used in the post war era. When inspecting them I've found on one of them the very distinct "(W)" stamp. I't a "W" in a complete circle stamp (black ink) used to additional mark WOMENS clothing/equipment. (see photo's).
The BD blouse is an ordinary MENS blouse is in a (very) used condition, it shows signs of removed insignia. The epaulettes have been removed by tailer, and the hole blouse has been "re-sown" in black thread on the hem, belt and the buttonholes to strengthen the well used fabric. At the base of the belt an additional button & buttonhole have been added. The collar is faced with a black strip of fabric. Inside are 2 series of (wartime?) service numbers (and some postwar names when in use by the Belgium Red Cross).
Without any doubt this BD blouse has been used by an official canadian womens service (presumably the CWAC or Army Nursing Service).
The CWA stamp stands for Canadian War Assets, a government disposal department that by mid-SWW was responsible for disposing of large quantities of Canadian War materiel that were excess to Canadian needs. Your BD is very early manufacture and has seen a lot of wartime and post-WWII use which may account for the numerous modifications.