Vintage Sewing

The one that got away

June 18, 2007

Sometimes you have an idea in your head of exactly what you want to make. I have a wedding to attend in a few months and a few metres of pale yellow brocade and I know exactly what I want to make from it. A 50s slim-skirted frock with an interesting neckline.

What, just like this eBay auction?

Well, yes.
But I missed it. I just can’t pay the huge prices that so many patterns go for. I said in a previous post that I’m interested in setting up a loose open-source pattern sharing kinda thing. I’m working on it.. will keep you all posted.
I’ve sewn two vintage patterns in the last week and will post them soon too.
  1. I have been lurking for a while but I would love to have a pattern sharing library. I have quite a few patterns but would like to use some that I have also lost on ebay auctions.


  2. That is a fabulous pattern, and now I[m sad that I missed it too! I’d be interested in the pattern sharing/swapping. Post more when you get something set up.

  3. You might want to take a look at some of the Butterick vintage reprints. I haven’t seen that identical neckline but they have some wonderful 50’s “frocks.”

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