Vintage Sewing

Vintage Patterns!

October 15, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but it hasn’t stopped me from lurking 🙂 I have finally broken down and taken a sewing class with my mother-in-law (we made a pillowcase) as well as signing up for the next class (we get to make aprons!). She and I have also started investing in patterns that we will be sharing. We found some fantastic vintage patterns- one I bought is a fantastic Anne Adams pattern for a sleeveless jacket or shirtdress that still has the mailing envelope, postmarked 6.22.64, costing a whole 2 1/2-cents to mail 🙂

My question is this- this patter is marked a size-13 and is terribly small. I, on the other hand, am about a 16-18 and not-so-small. What would be the best way to resize this to fit? I absolutely love it, even though I’m usually more drawn to the 1940s stylings, and would to have this wear in the spring.


  1. I’d work on the pattern with your sewing teacher’s help. Grading a pattern is kind of complicated for a novice, but everything gets easier with experience! Have fun with it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.