Vintage Sewing


April 15, 2009

Oh dear, so I have to introduce myself. I always panic at the thought of doing such a thing, after all, how do I know what you want to know about me?!

Anyway, enough of that, hello everyone! I’ve been sewing since I was about 12, making various bits & bobs, and in the last couple of years have started collecting vintage sewing patterns from the 40s & 50s. This started as I have a love of vintage & strive to ‘dress vintage’ every day, but unfortunately lack the funds to go shopping as often as i would like, making my own pieces seemed like a good solution.

I now have dozens of patterns, a huge stash of fabric and no time or space to get my sewing machine out! I have, however recently begun the vintage wardrobe project, which hopefully is going to kit me out with plenty of outfits for the approaching summer. I am currently working on Simplicity 2848, a simple day dress from 1949;

I also collect vintage knitting patterns, and have around 2 – 300 at the moment, a collection that is growing all the time! I blog about knitting on a not-so-regular-these-days-basis too

And thats about it from me right now I guess!


  1. Thank you!

    I must say, knitting is much easier when you’re limited on space, though somewhat time consuming compared to sewing. What a dilemma I find myself in!!! 😀

  2. It’s great isn’t it?! So easy to make too! There’s only 5 paten pieces. Thats my kind of pattern!!

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