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

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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 Carolyn on May 26, 2009 at 9:14am
I love old patterns especially childern and babies. I would like to find a source to buy some
Comment by Derenda on May 26, 2009 at 10:10am
Hi Carol, I get a lot of my vintage and older patterns at thrift stores. Ebay is another good source for patterns. My daughter lives close to a large city and she helps me find patterns at the local Goodwill stores. If you are looking for something in particular ; let me know and I'll look thru my stash.
Comment by Marie-Noëlle LAFOSSE on May 26, 2009 at 11:07am
Hello to all vintage fashions addicts
I am new here
I've been sewing for quite a while now but it"s only recently that I decided to sew vintage clothing
I love aprons and I participated Shawnee's Apron swaps where I had great fun
I love vintage fashion from the 30's to the early 70's
Comment by Clairee on May 26, 2009 at 12:20pm
Hi folks - I've just joined this group - thought I'd fit right in, since i also am 'vintage!LOL!
Seriously, I love the vintage patterns from the late 30's to the early 60's. My era, I guess!
I made a lot of the childrens ones for my DGD, and have made a couple of them for my self a few years ago, but not lately. I'm working right now on a new pattern by Decades of Style - it's a copy of a 50's housedress they've named "Diamond Dress". I made the muslin, and adjusted it till it was right, and now have the fabric cut out with the 1" S.A. in case it needs further adjustment. Looking forward to getting it finished. Will keep you posted.....
Comment by Carolyn on May 26, 2009 at 12:41pm
Thanks Derenda right now I am looking for anything baby and baby boy to toddler. I just visited the site and ordered
some from there
Comment by Derenda on May 26, 2009 at 1:30pm
Hi Carolyn, I have several baby to toddler patterns if the fifties are the years you are looking for. I have several from other dates, just can't remember what years they are right off the top of my head. I'll be in my patterns tomorrow and will let you know what I have. If anything interests you just let me know.
Comment by Kelly Whitt on May 27, 2009 at 10:45pm
Hi Carolyn, I wanted to second the idea of checking ebay. I have been going crazy on there picking up patterns from the 50's and 60's to sew for my 2 little girls (3 yrs and 1 yr.) So far with shipping and all I haven't paid more than $5 for any of the ones I've bought. I also love to pick up old patterns at Goodwill and Salvation Army. I've had much success between ebay and the secondhand stores with finding the kids ones.

But I have a question for others out there: Know any good sources for plus size women's patterns from the late 50's through mid 60's? I'd like to have a few more in my collection for my own clothes but these seem to be much harder to come by.
Comment by Marie-Noëlle LAFOSSE on May 28, 2009 at 5:54am
Kelly I agree with you I would love to know were to find size+ vintage patterns
Comment by Cheryl on July 10, 2009 at 9:58am
I love everything vintage, I grab every piece of vintage lace I can get my hands on often times I buy them saying it will be used on one of my dolls but then some how it hard to part with. I collect vintage handbags and purses many of which I do use with my dolls others I use myself. Every purse I carry is vintage. My saying if it's old and worn I love it!
Comment by sewred on September 5, 2009 at 10:10am
Does anyone know the best place to buy vintage handkerchiefs at a good price ? If i buy some i want to buy a lot! hee hee


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