Show us your vintage patterns!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by ITG, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. retromama

    retromama New in Town

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    vintage patterns

    You are welcome, Bo Peep. I would love to have more original patterns, but I am not talented at resizing yet and many of the vintage ones are too small for my frame. Any ideas on the easiest way to resize? I read about Lutterloh but not sure if this works for resizing patterns. Any help would be appreciated since I am a beginner. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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  3. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    This is beautiful, Goldwyn Girl! Great find!
     
  4. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Thank you Lauren :)
     
  5. retromama

    retromama New in Town

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    Thanks, Lauren! I am beginning to find that out! Do I need something else to be addicted to? Caffeine, red lipstick and vintage patterns, oh did I mention chocolate? I will check out the website and hopefully it will help me!
     
  6. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Yay! Im so glad for you! :eusa_clap
    I mean, what can it hurt? Just takes a bit of courage, right?

    LD
     
  7. deadpandiva

    deadpandiva Call Me a Cab

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    Lauren, all of those are lovely. You have excellent taste.

    I think this is missing the instructions which shoudn't be an issue for the blouse and skirt, but I've never made a jacket before.
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  8. GoddessMama

    GoddessMama One of the Regulars

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  9. Ms Sew-n-Sew

    Ms Sew-n-Sew One of the Regulars

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    Anne Adams 4747 - I saw this and had to have it! I paid a fair bit more that I would ordinarily, but think I'll definitely make a few versions of it. (and I much prefer buttons to sewing in zips!)
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  10. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    These are just a few of the patterns left to me by my mother in law.
    Most of them are 34 bust. My question is, how much trouble is it to grade
    them up to a 44 bust?Would it be worth it or should I just consider selling them?

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  11. Kate O Potato

    Kate O Potato A-List Customer

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    Sell them! Preferably to me! They're exactly my size ;)
     
  12. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I don't have much of an idea of their worth, most have been used once but carefully put away.
     
  13. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    If you really like the garment, go ahead and try it since you already own them. I have graded up from 34 to 46 without much trouble, but I'm petite. If you are taller or have broad shoulders, it might be a hassle.
     
  14. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I'm 5'7" but a bit short waisted. I guess I should just pick one I like and try grading it up and see how it goes. A 10 inch difference seems like a lot, but
    once you divide that among all of the seams, maybe its not so bad.
     
  15. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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  16. Kitty_Sheridan

    Kitty_Sheridan Practically Family

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    Here are three I have which are of no use to me, the era doesn't interest me particularly. But I know a few of you like the Mad Men look so if you're interested in a swapsy or something?

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    Decent sizes on the top two.


    I love this pattern, but at a 37 hip when I regraded it (um, more than a few inches) it did nothing fit wise, so again...swapsy etc?
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  17. GoddessMama

    GoddessMama One of the Regulars

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    LMK if you want a copy I would be happy to make one for you! I do love it though, I can't wait to get it!
     
  18. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I got the patterns I Mentioned earlier the other day. So far they have all been complete! Yay. Here are some of the rather interesting ones.

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    ANd this Advance is specifically a Plus Size pattern, as on the back, its sizes go from 42 bust to 52 bust. Cool!

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    LD
     
  19. Kitty_Sheridan

    Kitty_Sheridan Practically Family

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    I love the Teen era one with the sailor collar. Superb.
     

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