I have found some interesting news about the patterns and their 'origins' on http://www.sewingpalette.com/patterns/reference.html
- Have a Gorgeous day and thank you :)
In the 1950s Butterick seemed to love the convertible clothes with the help of some buttons, in a few minutes you can transform a playsuit in a lovely dress ensemble:
see Butterick 7758
and Butterick 5766
So lovely!Read more >
I wanted to give all you ultra-creative and fashionable folks here on Vintage Patterns Wiki a heads up about a contest we're running right now on the Shadowhunters Wiki.
The program is called Closet Confidential, and this edition asks you to dress up the ultra-flamboyant character Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunters book series. What's he like? In short, he's a vaguely Asian, glamorous warlock character who's prone to glittery eye makeup, brightly colored leather pants, nail polish, and perfectly coiffed hair. In other words: Warlock diva. And to learn more about him, visit his page .
Our challenge is asking our Wikia style gurus to assemble the outfit, hair, and makeup looks that would create his ultimate party look!
If you feel up to the c…
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This is my first ever blog so apologies if this is not upto usual standard's.
Have just create my first vintage dress from pattern 6672 simplicity.
Material i use was Stretch Light 100% Cotton Jersey in Maroon, it has a lovely feel to it.
I used pattern pieces for view 1 but omited the sleeves, i also added the tab at the front but included the ties, which i tied at the back. As it was a stretch fabric i also found there was no need to have zip fastner at the back.Read more >
The Goose Mother Blog:
A sewing blog with a different twist. No tutorials on what I sewed or how I did something. Nevertheless, it's still about sewing. Come and see; find out for yourself. THE GOOSE MOTHER BLOGRead more >
Wikia is rolling out a fun new initiative for the holiday season called “Time to Play” where we ask our wikis what page they’re most proud of. We want to know which page you would want to have represent .
There will be an official blog going out on Nov. 1 but we wanted to reach out to you early and see if you were interested in participating now.
If you wanted to participate, a “Time to Play” badge would go up on the right rail of the mainpage that links users to the page that you choose, while the footer will live on that same page that links to hub pages eg. http://www.wikia.com/Entertainment for Time to Play goodies. You can see how the badge looks by clicking here and how the footer will appear by clicking here.
We will feature on http:/…Read more >
Seventeen Magazine July 1954Read more >
Those two Vogue patterns are from 1957-58 and show the same neckline with two different skirts: slim or flared.
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There are different vintage patterns available, for free, on the web:
From the 1920s
- A chemise-inspired top (1920s)
From the 1930s
- A Slip (1935)
- A playsuit (1937)
- A Cape (1938)
- An Evening Tunic (1939)
- A Dirndl Dress (1939)
- A Slip-Over Blouse (1930s)
From the 1940s
- A Blouse (1940s)
- An Apron (1940s)
- A Whole Summer Wardrobe (1948)
- An Evening Dress (1948)
From the 1950s
- A Pleated Dress (1950s)
- A Dress (1950s)
- A Bolero (1950s)
- A Wrap Top (1951)
From the 1970s
- A Diagonal Flared Skirt (1970s)
- A Wrap-Over Skirt
- Hat (1931)
- A Scarf, Cuffs, and Belt Set (1934)
- Hat (1936)
- Hat (1937)
- Hat (1930s)
- Jaunty Hats (1930s)
- Hat by John Frederics (1940s)
- Hat by Lilly Daché (1950s)
- A shrug (1950s) and a hat (1940s)
- Bags (1940s)
I am searching for the magazine to go with a wonderful Edwardian pre-cut vintage sewing pattern that was published in November 1911-over 100 years old! Would someone have worn this on the Titanic?! If you have the magazine Salon des Modes Parisiennes-I would love to hear from you-I also have other sewing patterns from 1909, 1910 and 1912 so if you have those magaizines please get in touch!
Please visit my website for more information!
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Look at those two patterns: quite identicalRead more >
This wonderful French vintage sewing pattern was published in Paris in the 1950s.
For more information about vintage french couture patterns, Please visit
http://fabulousfrenchvintagepattern.com/using-pre-cut-patternsRead more >
This is a Butterick Delineator vintage sewing pattern no.9597. Not sure of the date-can anyone help? It appears to be early 1920s-but possibly earlier? The pattern is for a "Ladies Shirt waist" with front gathered to the back which extends over the shoulder. Full length or shorter one seam sleeve with or without chemisette or tab"Read more >
This is an illustration of a bustier made up from a vintage french sewing pattern that appeared in "Femmes 'aujourd'hui" in 1955...
To buy a copy of this pattern-please click on the following ebay link
To find out more about this pattern, please visit my website...
http://fabulousfrenchvintagepattern.com/Read more >
Those two patterns from the 1950s are quite similar and I like both of them for the way they allow you to play with the neckline in order to create differents effectsRead more >
My first Wiki Blog! My interest is in french vintage sewing patterns -I have been collecting French vintage sewing patterns and magazines for many years..., I am hosting the folowing website to explain some of the history behind these patterns and also to help people with sewing their own vintage french couture clothes and accessories. http://fabulousfrenchvintagepattern.com/history and it would be great to hear from anyone else interested in vintage french patterns, including mode illustree, mode pratique sewing pattern sheets. I have made up quite a few pieces myself-and they are always unique!
This apron pattern is fabulous ++++!Read more >
On my blog I maintain a list of sites that have free downloadable fashion plates from 1807-1921. These are for personal research only, but each entry has at least a month's worth of fashion plates, no single images. There is also a page for online books and collections. It's all free so please browse. The blog is email@example.com. Enjoy!Read more >
Here’s another inimitable gem from 1968, the veritable heyday of hip fashion! It details a basic one-piece, wrap-around garment that can be easily sewn into any one of three lengths and/or patterns. Most people instantly associate this style - perhaps more than any other - with the era itself. Indeed, it was so frequently seen and appreciated that it has become a symbol of burgeoning post-modernism. Typically informal to match popular sentiments, the dress dispenses with sleeves altogether and cascades in a comfortably sinuous, unbroken line over both bust and hips.
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Late 60s fashion sprang from aesthetic roots common to many contemporary abstract artists. Raw frankness and openness were valued as never before. Shapes were radically simplif…
Bag play importance role in your life.It is symbol of your taste.I think,a simple design but elegant leather bags is the best option.you could take it to any occasion.he introduction of hand-stitched bags in the fashion marketplace plainly reveals the evident mingling of practicality with trend. These bags are obtainable in the hottest hues, textures and styles. Therefore, these handmade leather bags articles or blog posts add finesse and elegance to any attire, therefore rising as a trend statement.Read more >
Hot handmade handbags: no a single can have just an individual
These handmade leather bags appear in different shapes, dimension and models. In deed, they add exquisite magnificence, matching with the vibrant shades of every mesmerizing colour o…
Different ways in the 1940s to use the side-buttoning in the shirtdress
They even use the same colors!Read more >
not really desparately but something bordering that.... This pattern (vogue paris original 1644) by Molyneux from the '70's seems impossible to find.. a jacket & skirt. any size and any condition but preferably size 10 - 12 .....
vogue did give another more recent pattern the same number but this is a "Paris Original". Anyone who has one please contact me - Thanks. GinaRead more >
I love those details... Buttoning a scarf onto the jacket...
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and by Simplicity
Howdy Vintage Pattern Lovers,
Hope you're all having a lovely Fall. I've got great news from Wikia, user profile pages will be getting a little bit of a face-lift. The Vintage Pattern Wiki will be one of the first wikis to help test out our brand new, redesigned, profile pages! The goal is to increase the usefulness and clean up the look and feel of these pages.
- The changes only impact your User Page
- The masthead area will increase in vertical size
- The right sidebar will always be visible (BUT the followed pages module is gone)
- The free editing area shows a H2 section title
- The avatar image will increase in size*
Note: You may notice your avatar image looks different. Because of the change, you will need to upload a new avatar since. The …Read more >
What to say....I feel real tired at the moment, working too much probably.
My kids are the most important thing in the world to me, but sometimes work just absorbs all my time.
Anyway, this is my first blog so I might just leave it short and sweet and actually get back to work...Read more >
Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to flex your costume creativity! While some of the craftier Wikians have already finished concocting their costume creation, for us procrastinaters it's crunch time. Still searching for the perfect costume idea? You've come to the right place.
Seeking inspiration from costume patterns of the past? Check out the Vintage Pattern Wiki's Costume Category. Find a great vintage costume pattern? Post a photo of it below and inspire others. Can't find your favorite or remember an even better one from your childhood? Feel free to add a quick comment describing your favorite costume from the past at the bottom of this blog post. I've added my favorite to kick us off (who can say no to those adorable littl…
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Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,
As I hope you've already heard, we here at Wikia are working hard on a new look for our site. Currently in beta, this new look consists of a much improved skin and navigation (along with other fun changes).
As part of the new skin testing, we've noticed that some of the formatting is not working quite right on the Vintage Pattern article pages. Tor has explained in some detail on Tarna's talk page, but basically with the new skin, H1 sections will not be editable. Therefore, we'll be switching from using H1 (=) to H2 (==) format for the article page template and we'll get a bot to ensure that all of the article pages function correctly once we switch to the new skin.
The look of the articles will not change (and as …Read more >
Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,
Hope you're all having a lovely September. Just a quick update on a few things happening here on our wiki.
I've created a new Twitter feed for our wiki - please follow us today! I'll be using this Twitter account to share information about the wiki and various interesting things I've found while sprucing up the wiki.
Follow the Vintage Pattern Wiki's Tweets
Vintage Pattern Wiki Facebook Page
As you may have read on the Community blog or my recent blog post here in Vintage Patterns, Wikia is very excited to create an all new look and feel for Wikia, one that I'm especially excited as I think it will really make it easier for new Wikia users to find interesting content and contribute to our various wikis. Keep an eye o…
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Howdy Vintage Pattern Wikians,
Hope your summer is going well! First, a brief apology for the radio silence from my side of the wiki the last few weeks, I was out of town for a few weeks and was quite busy catching up on everything last week. As always, if you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact me via my Talk Page.
Some of you may have seen the recent blog post in Community Central about our exciting new skin project. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend checking it out. I'm very fired up by these new changes, especially in our still growing Lifestyle Category. We'd really love your help to test this new skin, you can read more about the beta test at Susan's Blog.
Sign Up Today! If you haven't already, please a…
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Howdy Vintage Patterners,
I'm happy to report that we will be launching a new version of the pattern submission template today. The changes were based upon your feedback and suggestions, so please keep them coming! You can view the template here.
Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions and please let me know what you think of the new template.
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Also, if you haven't already, please pick up your Vintage Patterns Wiki Badge!
Hope you're all having a fantastic week and enjoying the lovely new Vintage Patterns Wiki design and theme. In celebration of our new design, we've also created all new badges, featuring the scissor-wielding vintage lady from our logo.
You can use this badge to link back to our site and spread the word about our great resource and community. Please feel free to put this badge on your website, blog, storefront or Etsy store, e-mail signature, Facebook profile or anywhere else you want to show your Vintage Pattern Pride. The badges and information for posting them is below.
As always, if there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
JeskaD 23:28, July 15, 2010 (UTC)
Follow the below instructions to embed customized …
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What can you do with your cape... transform it into an apron... a bit weird, isn't it?
or as a peplum as in Advance 5334
or use an apron as a collar or a headscarf...
Or even worn your cape as a skirt :Read more >
The new theme is live, big thanks to everyone for the great feedback so far (please keep it coming in!). I'll be continuing to tweak and make changes over the next few weeks.
There are a few new features that need your help/submissions to kick them off.
- Add a Vendor Image: Do you have a vintage pattern store online? Add a smaller version of your logo to the Pattern Vendors widget on the Main Page. It's easy to do, just click the "Add Photo" button to add your image. A square image would work best.
- Add to the Slideshow: The current Slideshow on the main page is a hodge-podge of images, feel free to add your favorite image to the mix!
Also, I wanted to take a moment and welcome our newly promoted admins Tarna and Cementarian - they've…
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Look at those two patterns, don't they look just the same? Quite strange, did someone copy or Advance and Hollywood patterns belonged to the same Company? I would love to know some more about it...Read more >
Howdy Vintage Sewing!
I've been working closely with the Wikia design team to create a new theme for the Vintage Pattern wiki. At right is a teaser photo of the new theme. Please note that this is still a work in progress.
A few things I'd like to call out:
- Browse by Pattern Maker - The top of the page includes welcome text and links to browse by pattern maker (category pages)
- Browse by Decade - The bottom of the page (where there's 6 empty boxes currently) will include direct links to the browse by decade category pages.
- Vendors List - In an effort to better highlight the pattern sellers, we're planning to move the big list of pattern vendors from the middle of the page to a secondary page linked under the "Featured Pattern Seller" on the right, w…
We received into the Library's archives this wonderful old McCall's pattern flyer from April 1924. The source material was in quite fragile condition, being brittle, very discolored with lots of missing pieces along the edges. In order to preserve the information and graphics, we've scanned it, and converted it into a PDF. Included with the 13 page pdf is a list of all the patterns shown in the flyer in numerical order. Very useful for verifying dates for patterns in your collection.
For more information about the pdf following this link:
McCall's April 1924 Pattern FlyerRead more >
Looking for this pattern, please please contact me if you have it and would like to part with it. Sizes i would like are size 1-4.
Thank you for looking, and have a great day
RobinRead more >
I don't know why but I find ring scarves so chic...
it gives a lovely touch to a simple dress:Read more >
A few buttons and everything can change...
in the 1930s
and in the 1950sRead more >
I'm very fond of these patterns you can worn one way or the other.
And some dresses:
First in the 1950s with McCall's 5584
Then in the 1970s
and "turn-about" dresses by PJ Jones
and another "turn-about" dress by Evelyn de Jonge: McCall's 6558
and this McCall's pattern by Ma Chemise in 1979, reissued in 1982Read more >
Does anybody know where I can purchase the 1975 version of McCall's 4818?Read more >
Those patterns feature some scarf draping, in different ways but all very inspiring
Vogue patterns of the 1950s
McCall's patterns of the 1950s
and this beautiful Simplicity Designers' pattern
But you can also obtain this look adding a simple tab to a dress, like in McCall's 9570Read more >
I love connecting with others in the vintage community! Come visit my blog, Serendipity Handmade for vintage sewing patterns, vintage crafts, and collectibles.Read more >
Anyone have this Vogue pattern for sale?Read more >
I really don't know! It just strikes something in me...........the form fitting waistline, the flutter sleeves, the shaped neckline and of course the wide, wide skirt.........everything just screams 1950's Elegance and brings to mind a time when Ladies Lunched.Read more >