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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 Larisa on February 2, 2009 at 5:19pm
hello , i am interested in Vintage fashion and great couturiers such as Paul Poiret, Chanel, Courreges....... as well as designers from 60s- Mary Quant.....
love everything vintage from fabric to my my lovely vintage dummy, her name is Moonika :)
Comment by Larisa on February 10, 2009 at 9:05am
interesting if anybody sewing vintage now?
i am working on the vintage coat 1950s. will sent photo of the pattern and fabric i bought later.
Comment by sewred on April 18, 2009 at 9:09am
I don't do a lot of sewing but love the older vintage looking stuff.
Comment by sewred on May 11, 2009 at 5:46pm
I like old patterns . Dolls, clothing, aprons, kitchen, purse and quilt patterns
I just love old handkerchiefs!! I also love vintage hand-embroidery patterns!
Comment by Susan L. Hart on May 12, 2009 at 1:00pm
sewred: What do you do with your old hankies?
Susan Hart
Comment by Susan L. Hart on May 12, 2009 at 1:01pm
laura: I might be, can you take a pic of what you have?
Comment by sewred on May 12, 2009 at 2:25pm
I haven't made anything yet but i borrowed a book from the lbrary that has patterns using old linens and hankies.
Comment by Susan L. Hart on May 12, 2009 at 2:35pm
I'm having difficulty attaching my pics to this group and site. How are you doing it? Maybe mine are too big?
Comment by Susan L. Hart on May 13, 2009 at 2:28pm
Yeah I know, I see it and have used that but it seems to take too long, I get tired of waiting. Is it supposed to take a long time for something to load?
Comment by Derenda on May 20, 2009 at 8:20pm
Hi Laura, I've got oodles of older patterns. What style and size are you looking for?


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