My Vintage Sewing Pattern Collection

I have been collecting patterns for a little while now and I thought I’d share them with you. I’ve also put a handy link in the sidebar so if you click there you’ll automatically be transported (via the medium of net webbage) to my flickr account and you’ll be able to see my updated set which I’ll add more patterns to as and when I purchase them.

vintage sewing patterns

As you can see from the below I generally buy patterns from the late 1950s through to the 1960s. This is mainly due to my obsession with Mad Men. If I could have a wardrobe completely full of carbon copies of the beautiful costumes used in the award winning show I would, and maybe, if this all goes accordingly and I end up some sort of super stitching seamstress, I will. ย But chickens and hatching and all that.

McCalls 7292Simplicity 2654Simplicity 2701Simplicity 4520Simplicity 4675Simplicity 5891

If you’d like to take a look at a few more, they can all be found on my flickr here (or click the photo in the sidebar to the right).

I have to say I’m very much looking forward to diving in. Having spent quite a lot of cash in the past on repro vintage I’m looking forward to the satisfaction of making something to wear with an original vintage cut, safe in the knowledge that no one will be wearing the same thing (or relatively safe anyway!).

Does anyone have any of these patterns? If you do give me a shout, as I’m relatively a novice any heads up on how easy these patterns are to use or what difficulties other have had using them would be of great help to me before I put scissors to paper and in turn cloth.

3 thoughts on “My Vintage Sewing Pattern Collection

  1. I love it! I have a lot of vintage Vogue patterns….both that I have purchased and ones that I inherited from my grandmother. I’d love to chat about sewing with you, be it these older patterns or any others! The one tip right now that comes to mind is to make sure you cut any notches marked as well as carefully mark darts because these will give you the nice, contoured & tailored look which defines these styles. Give me a holler any time!

    1. Thank you, that certainly is helpful. I’ve started using a tracing wheel and carbon rather than using tailors tacks after a few disastrous dart outcomes….!

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