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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 sherrie Goff on November 12, 2009 at 12:44pm
I just joined and am hoping to get comments on the following questions: How well do you think children's clothing made from vintage patterns (40's, 50', 60's) (from modern fabrics) would sell? Is there an interest in that type of clothing?
Comment by Margi Mae on August 8, 2010 at 9:18am
What a great group. I love vintage things in general. Especially buttons and ric rac. I have a small collection of vintage patterns. I especially like apron patterns. I just bought one at a garage sale that says on the envelope.." A slimming style for stout women"...isn't that a nice way to say plus size! I also like to incorporate vintage linens into my aprons.
Comment by Vickie Tyree on December 4, 2010 at 7:25am
I love the vintage styles from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I have bought several dresses on ebay to wear, and they can get really! exspensive, so I thought I would try to start making some of my own. Wish me luck! LOL!


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