Show us your vintage patterns!

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

  1. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    I don't usually make copies of my patterns first, as most of them have been cut already, but that's something I'm going to start doing from now on.

    Barbigirl, yes, I have made that one! But I want to make another one, as that one is too small for me now!

    Kathleen Klein, I reccomend posting this in the classified section, with the pattern #s so that if someone happens to have one up online they can google it and see a pic.
     
  2. Etienne

    Etienne A-List Customer

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    Tin Pan Sally, that link you posted for vintage patterns is incredible!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
     
  3. Tin Pan Sally

    Tin Pan Sally Registered User

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    You're welcome

    Us stitchers have to stick together and share tips to save a dying art...
    :p
     
  4. ITG

    ITG Call Me a Cab

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    Lauren, that bottom middle pattern of the kid in the overcoat reminds me of Bogart.
     
  5. Lauren

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    I know! Now hopefully I'll have a little boy someday to dress up funny lol

    Horray for Vanessa! She's been lamenting loosing that pattern for months and months and it's finally hers!!
     
  6. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

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    Not that I did a dance or anything in the library after winning it. :rolleyes:
    Note to self: must remember that librarians will ask you to leave if you're too loud.
     
  7. Rosie

    Rosie One Too Many

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    Hi all, I'm fairly new here and a newbie to being vintage almost everyday (stil building up a wardrobe). All of you have been helping me tremendously as I have been reading all of the old posts like someones going to pull them down tomorrow so, Thanks!

    Anyway, I'm a larger woman so I've found it best to sew most of my clothes from vintage patterns. I'm finding I really love the early 40's to early 50's style and sometimes like the "bombshell" look. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some really great glove patterns. Also, which gloves are appropriate for daytime/nightime use. Would it be inappropriate to wear embellished gloves for daytime use? Also, this is off topic but, there is a style of hat worn during that time that kind of looks like an oversized headband, does anyone know the "official" name of this hat, (it's been hard to find without an "official" name.

    Thanks in advance for your answers and thanks so much for all of the great info I've received thus far.
     
  8. Barbigirl

    Barbigirl Practically Family

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    All of my sewing skills I learned by osmosis from my Mom (who has made numerous wedding dresses for friends and family) and now I am toying with the idea of making some vintage repro from the Vintage Vogue that you can buy now. Perhaps I will take a tailoring class first so I don't have to wing the difficult aspects.

    My current project is curtains for Maintcoder's pool room.
     
  9. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    Here's my latest. :)

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  10. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

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    And two of my latest. . . I can quit whenever I want, I swear.
     
  11. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    You outbid me for that slip and tap pants pattern. :p
     
  12. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

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    I did? Sorry! Do you want me to make you a copy when it comes in the mail?
     
  13. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    That would be great. :) Thanks And I'll get yours out in the mail today too!
     
  14. Anagaharad

    Anagaharad New in Town

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    Folkwear and Vouge patterns

    Have any of the ladies in here tried the Retro Folkwear patterns? Or any of the vintage vouge patterns? if so, did they turn out well?
     
  15. Tin Pan Sally

    Tin Pan Sally Registered User

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    I've been happy with the vintage Vogue reprints I've tried. They are labeled as "advanced" but I found the ones I've used quite simple.
     
  16. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    I am a very beginning sewer and I managed most of a Vintage Vogue dress.

    Pity that I either didn't quite understand something or whatever, and it turned out like 6 sizes too big......not 100% that it was the pattern's fault...but the dress did look like the right style...just huge for me...
     
  17. Lauren

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    I've used some of the Folkwear patterns and absolutely adore them. I've made the men's smoking jacket, the big sky riding pants, the victorian walking skirt, and the kinsale cloak. All worked up easily and quickly and the paper is nice and heavy so you can save them for later.

    You might want to check out this site for pattern reviews before you buy your patterns:
    The Great Pattern Review
     
  18. Rebecca D

    Rebecca D One of the Regulars

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    Vintage Pattern Questions

    Hello again, ladies.
    I have a question regarding the care of vintage patterns. Last night I was tracing a 1950s circle skirt on to fabric and, to my horror, the pattern began to disintegrate. The pattern also includes a cute pair of classic 1950s shorts, but 3 pieces of the shorts pattern are tattered and unusable.


    I was told a long time ago that it’s wise to attach to your patterns iron-on interfacing, but it seems to me that after a while whatever it is that makes the iron-on stick may ruin the pattern. What do you think.

    I’ve also been told that you should transfer your patterns to new pattern paper, but I don’t know how to do that. Any words of wisdom? Also, if a pattern is too delicate to trace to another pattern, what should I do?

    Thanks again for all your advice. I really love this site and wish I had more privacy at work so I could post more often.

    Cheers,
    Rebecca
     
  19. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

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    Personally, I never trace vintage patterns directly onto fabric - I'll always first carefully copy them onto muslin, butcher paper or interfacing and then use those. That way I'm not handling the original over much. I really need to start using muslin more for copying since that's more durable.
     
  20. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

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    I use a big roll of architects tracing paper. I put the pattern pieces underneath and trace them.
     

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