1950s | Dresses | Mail Order Patterns | Vintage Sewing

First Time Re-Sizing: Anne Adams R4769

May 15, 2017

I have spent a long time trying to build up the courage to attempt re-sizing a vintage pattern and I finally took the plunge last week. While I definitely need to work out a ton of kinks, I could not be happier about finally trying. After a lot of unpicking and re-stitching I was able to stitch up Anne Adams R4769 in a wearable size!

You can read more about my adventure (and all of my mishaps) with this garment over at my blog. This experiment has rekindled my passion for sewing and I now can’t wait to start on another one!

Until next time . . . happy sewing!

  1. I limped along with adding vintage details to existing blocks and then I met the love of my life, Advance 4906. Couldn’t be faked. I did enjoy the process, and it’s made me bolder about alterations. Of course I have screwed up considerably, but what is life without more paper and tape?

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I’ve just bought over 60 vintage patterns and can’t wait to start making them but I haven’t got a clue how to go about it. I’ve never worked with a vintage pattern before, just the modern ones. Got a lot of learning to do!

    1. I am glad I finally decided to give it a try. I say just jump in and give it a go! Mistakes are great for learning anyhow, right?! Hehe. Can’t wait to see what you make!

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