vintage pattern

Hi, everybody! I really enjoy reading this blog and figured I’d better start contributing. So, here ya go! I love this style of dress and wanted to make it up even though it is three sizes too small for me based on bust-as-high-bust measurement. I used the Threads article on slash and spread pattern grading. [...]

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Hi everyone! My name is Dilly, and I blog over at Dibulous. I love vintage and retro style, my favourite era being late 1940s to early 1960s. Despite having a vast collection of vintage patterns, since moving from London to Switzerland a few years ago my style has become a bit more conservative and I [...]

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I got this pattern from eBay and I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll need to downsize it slightly but I’m still deciding on colours and fabrics…it may take a while!

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Finally, I have been able to sit down in my studio and get something accomplished! Lately, it’s been all school, work, and no fun. This was a fairly simple garment to make. I thought it was to perfect project to get inspired to work on more challenging items. Something interesting that happened, was me choosing [...]

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  So, I found this amazing pattern for a smoking jacket from 1951, Butterick 1769. Despite being neither a smoker nor an idle rich guy from a Hollywood melodrama, my Husband decided he needed one in classic satin and quilted velvet. He accompanied me to the fabric store on a Saturday (an event never to [...]

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Today I thought I’d show you my latest dress that I made using my favourite 60s Style pattern (2132). I drafted the pattern for the collar and cuffs myself. The dress itself went together quite¬†quickly although I did have problems with the sleeves (I hate sewing sleeves). The pattern I used is a junior one [...]

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  For my sister’s birthday, I decided to make her a dress. Since she’s tiny, I jumped at the chance to bust out some of my smaller sized patterns (I covet size 18′s for myself) with a mod 1960′s silhouette. We decided on Simplicity 7072, which is a simple A line shift with French darts [...]

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I’ve had this gorgeous pattern since July and have been looking for the perfect excuse to make it and what better than a Christmas party at work? The scene is set, there will be a brass quintet and nibbles and drinks in the Atrium of our building, now all I need to do is make [...]

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Hello, it’s my first post here, and my first try of using vintage pattern too.. Where to start? I needed a dress for a rather formal event.. After a lot of pondering and wasting time researching on pinterest and such, I thought I rather fancied this vintage Vogue Couturier Belinda Bellville dress: The problem was [...]

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I don’t often get chance to partake in sewing challenges. My own personal sewing list is long enough and even that is jeopardised by work and small people! But this blouse had a decent deadline and an exciting date to wear the finished shirt to. A bowling date with some really cool bloggers at London’s [...]

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