Best repro/retro patterns for vintage styles

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  1. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    To all the UK ladies, I picked up Sew Magazine today because it has vintage style dress patterns in it and they are quite cute. The pattern is printed and there is a whole booklet inside with detailed instructions for beginners.
    http://www.sewmag.co.uk/
     
  2. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    This is only the 2nd Past Patterns pattern I have made. I just worry that I may be pass up some amazing patterns because they don't show all the veiws on their website. I have been eying that first pattern you posted Lauren and the gown is lovely too.
     
  3. palespider

    palespider One of the Regulars

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    Has anyone made either of these jackets?
    mccalls 5759
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    and 5936
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    any comments- good- bad or tricky?
     
  4. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Just wanted to mention I'm destashing some of my Vintage Vogue reprints. More in classifieds :)
     
  5. palespider

    palespider One of the Regulars

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    looking for blouse patterns that are 40-50's feel that fit a 44. anyone have any recs?
     
  6. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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  7. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    I have made a couple of Vintage Vogue and been satisfied with the result. Vintage patterns are very rarely in my size and I'm lazy and hate to re-size patters, so I usually use reproductions patterns that I can find in my size. I have never heard, until I read this thread, that they run large in the bust area, but that is perhaps why I'm so pleased with them- usually that's the area that is too small for me...
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    (And this is my first post here. I can't believe how I have managed to miss this place before!)
     
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  8. I Adore Film Noir

    I Adore Film Noir A-List Customer

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    Stunning fit, color and style.
     
  9. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    Thank you! The fit could be a bit better, but that can be worked upon.
     
  10. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    I have also made this dress in the shorter version - when I find out how to do it I'll post a picture!
     
  11. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    Beautiful dress! and love the colour :love:
     
  12. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    I havn't made either of these but I love the collar on the first jacket and the second jacket is so cute!
     
  13. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    Thank you! The fabric is vintage, though not forties- I cheated a little and used a sixties fabric I inherited from my grandmother.
     
  14. Sharpsburg

    Sharpsburg One of the Regulars

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    Ladies, I hope to tackle pattern 4044 (pants and shirt) but am not sure about the best fabric for a vintage look. I was thinking navy blue for hte pants and off white for the blouse. No linen, please, but it is for Reading PA where is can be ungoodly hot, so weight is important.

    Any suggestions? Thanks! Mary
     
  15. I Adore Film Noir

    I Adore Film Noir A-List Customer

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    Do you veto the linen because of the wrinkles? How about a linen look poly/cotton lightweight fabric:

    http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2.aspx?Source=Header&SearchText=linen+look&CategoryID=1d5f47dc-9991-4088-93f3-26a376046a5e

    Personally, I like Soldier Blue and Snow.
     
  16. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    I made that one a couple of years ago when I was matron of honour at my sister's wedding. I was a bit pressed for time, so it started out sans sleeves. Also without any foundation garments, apart from a full slip.
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    Then I added the sleeves which I think added a lot to the look. Even more important, I wear proper foundation garments, and the fit suddenly got so much better!
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    It is easy to forget, I think, that proper underwear really do wonders for your figure...
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  17. Romy Overdorp

    Romy Overdorp One of the Regulars

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    I love it Isis! I think your figure is lovely the dress suites you well.
     
  18. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    Thank you! i am quite happy with how it turned out, though my fabric was a bit too soft. I plan to make another on ein a crisper material.
     
  19. Amie

    Amie One of the Regulars

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    Just bought these:

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    [​IMG] I couldn't resist this one.

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    Hope they'll all turn out well.
     
  20. funda62

    funda62 New in Town

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