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Vintage Sewing

Do you like using vintage fabrics, sew retro looking clothes, or bags, or use vintage patterns? Lets talk retro here!

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Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2013

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Corset Construction: A Quick Guide

I thought this was a good tutorial on corset making.  It is based on Simplicity 9769.Continue

Tags: historical, pattern, corset, 9769, Simplicity

Started by Susan Oct 15, 2010.

Just Joined 12 Replies

I just joined and am hoping to find others who re-create dresses and other items from the Victorian period. I make dresses from the hoop and bustle era and although I do some custom sewing for…Continue

Started by Ann. Last reply by Kelly Rae Jul 18, 2010.

love collecting vintage fabrics, notions, patterns, tools, linens,directions 5 Replies

Lucky to have a large workshop with one-half stacked craft related (if it can't be washed or dry-cleaned) and the other half stacked threads related! I really don't plan to use up some of it, love to…Continue

Started by susan romine. Last reply by susan romine Jan 22, 2010.

Modern to Vintage

I'd like to start a discussion on ways of using things that can be found in thrift, antique and other shops and converted to be of a civil war, bustle era costume or later eras. Have you found…Continue

Started by Ann Dec 27, 2009.

INTERESTING VINTAGE SEWING WEBSITES!!! add yours here too!!! 9 Replies

If you know of an interesting website that has to do with sewing/vintage add it here!! fabrics, how tos, projects etc!!!


Started by Terri. Last reply by Marilyn Macrae Sep 5, 2009.

vintage sewing patterns 1 Reply easy to navigate, separated by era, size and type.

Started by betty graham. Last reply by Roseana Auten Jun 21, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Terri on April 14, 2008 at 10:45pm
hi!!! im just starting to sew and would love to make my 4 yr old a victorian type costume to get his photo taken in.
Comment by Linda Stokes on April 16, 2008 at 12:05am
I just joined and do a lot of heirloom sewing. I'm a Martha Pullen licensed teacher. Terri, you might want to look at her site, and her magazine Sew Beautiful.
Comment by reginalit on June 24, 2008 at 6:20am
Hello all, I joined because I love the victorian era and would like to learn to incorporate these techniques into some modern day garments.
Comment by Caf on July 8, 2008 at 9:10pm
Hello other people who like vintage fabrics! I love transforming old clothes into bags...the more dated the material I'm using, the happier I am!
Comment by Terri on July 11, 2008 at 9:48pm
thank you Linda for the website recommendation!!! i should start a thread just for interesting vintage sewing websites!!!
Comment by ann on July 16, 2008 at 8:00am
I joined primarily because I love vintage clothing and want to learn to do some "remodeling" of them-Blessings Ann
Comment by Brenda Bernard on September 4, 2008 at 4:10pm
I am very interested in vintage styles and hand-sewing techniques. I have been a fan of Sew Beautiful. I am excited to visit the vintage sewing website list that Terri started. Having fun!
Comment by Roseana Auten on October 17, 2008 at 3:55pm
Hi. My interest in vintage sewing extends to using retro and reprinted patterns and/or old fabrics. I've got quite a large collection of patterns from the 30s & 40s, thru the 70s. I've got vintage clothes, too.
Comment by Kay Fruge on January 2, 2009 at 1:51pm
Hi. I love all types of clothing. I have a collection of vintage victorian and a little flapper. I love vintage patterns. Especially children's patterns from the 50's. I have just completed 3 caftans from a vintage simplicity (5315, View 2). Using them for swimsuit coverups. They are Cute!!
Comment by Roseana Auten on January 8, 2009 at 9:59am

Post some picture of your projects!! love to see them.



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