Vintage Tea Dress Sewalong

Sizes 8—16 Skill level: Echino fabric in linen and cotton, a pattern with sizing guide, instructions with charming diagrams. Instructions and size chart, fabric, 50cm conealed zip and thread and interfacing. The dress has a princess line bodice and half circle skirt with optional collar either peter pan corners or a sharper collar. The bodice sits higher than your natural waistline for a more flattering fit. Includes 3m of fabric in a choice of designs.

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Women’s 60s Fashions Hippies derived from the word hipster were the natural outgrowth of the Beat movement in the s. Interested in an alternative lifestyle and rebelling against a society grown increasingly conformist and repressive, they were focused on freedom and getting back to nature. Hippie Styling Hippie clothing was often loose and made of natural fibers like cotton and hemp.

vintage cotton print feed sack fabric, retro 50s pattern of chinese bamboo. s vintage cotton feed sack fabric with bamboo print 36″ x 46″ opened flat. This one has some spots, and some holes along t vintage cotton feed sack fabric, retro jade green, red & blue print.

Overview Reference Overview of vintage embroidery transfers Vintage embroidery transfers have regained popularity today, thanks in no small part to advances in technology that allow designs to be programmed and machine-stitched with beautiful results. Improved fabric paints, dyes and markers allow these great old designs to be used by even the needle-challenged. And, of course, those who enjoy the satisfaction and quality of hand-stitching still use them the “old-fashioned” way.

Embroidery transfers have been available from many, many different companies for well over a hundred years. So whether you’re looking for breathtakingly intricate motifs for heirloom embroidery, authentic designs for period costumes, particular motifs to complement a collecting interest, or a comical design to enliven your kitchen towels, there’s a huge assortment of vintage designs waiting to be rediscovered. This overview addresses a major roadblock for the vintage embroidery transfer enthusiast — the lack of organized material about vintage transfers.

Old catalogs are scarce or non-existent , companies have gone out of business — histories and product lines have to be pieced together from scraps of information scattered across web pages and collections. So here’s a launching place for research about the designs and the major companies that produced embroidery transfers dating back to the late s.

My 1930s Wedding Dress

It took me 30 minutes to get this underexposed pixilated shot, all the while dreading the awkwardness of having to explain to our new neighbors why I was preening and fake laughing in a shared hallway. Yesterday, I finished a happy dress. A dress that hugs, but doesn’t squeeze. A dress that drapes but doesn’t gape. A dress that makes you want to touch your hair for no actual reason. Our new apartment faces an alley.

My patterns are organized with skirts in one box, pants and jumpsuits in one, blouses and another, vintage dresses in one and modern dresses in another, and miscellaneous items like aprons, swimsuit, robes, nightgowns, et cetera, in one.

Tuesday, October 16, New Simplicity Patterns for Winter On a whim, I clicked through to the Simplicity website last night, and there were new patterns! I am not as excited about these as the last batch, but there are some vintage reproduction goodies. This hat pattern, for instance, is pretty fabulous! Sure, I would have rather seen hats from the s or s because I find the silhouettes a bit more interesting, but this pattern is really pretty special.

I just love that pointed hat silhouette!! And once again, we have more apron pattern options. These things must be super popular, because they keep producing them. Don’t get me wrong, this one is cute, but do we need another simple apron pattern in the collection? And here is another one. This has the added oven mitt, which is super handy I may actually want to make myself one of those!

There is also a head scarf and selection of bags included. I don’t really understand the accessory combo here, but there is a lot included, so I suppose that’s a good thing. And now I really want a hand made oven mitt.

The Vintage Pattern Files

Friday, January 28, Dating Vintage Sewing Patterns If you love vintage style then most likely you own a few vintage wardrobe pieces. Over the years many of these vintage pieces have gotten moth holes, faded, or the fabric has become fragile. In some cases this can add to it’s charm and it can become “shabby chic”, but if your looking for just “chic” then be prepared to shell out some cash or if your handy with the sewing machine why, yes, I am! There are benefits to sewing your own clothing!

Here are just a few good reasons:

Next we have the Trip Mates garment bag, hangers and 2 shoe bags (all in good condition and dating back to and an original Vogue Catalog showcasing all the dolls and outfits in the series. Now for the clothing and there is plenty of : $

Mostly handmade from the finest cotton batiste, lawn, and handkerchief linens, these dresses, gowns, and rompers feature exquisite details–hand smocking and delicate embroidery, tiny pintucking, and intricate drawnwork. In whites and baby pastels, these vintage garments have endured for 50 to 75 years and have been lovingly restored to showcase their original charm and beauty. Most of these lovely heirlooms were hand made, unique, one of a kind garments.

In the rare instances in which we’ve been fortunate to find two matching items, the product description will indicate that more than one is available. We may be able to find you one of a similar style or with similar embroidery, but please understand that unless otherwise indicated there is only one of each of these special heirlooms. Most heirloom garments are not sized so an approximate size range has been given. If the garment contains a size tag, it is likely to run considerably smaller than sizing of garments made by today’s manufacturers.

If you are buying a gift, please remember that babies vary tremendously, so an heirloom size 3 months will not fit a baby who is 3 months old; even our size approximations will not fit all babies who are that age. Please read the descriptions carefully and order by measurements rather than size. If you have questions about whether a particular garment will fit your little one, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with additional measurements.

Vintage sewing patterns, embroidery transfers and related items

Pattern making[ edit ] A patternmaker typically employs one of two methods to create a pattern. The flat-pattern method is where the entire pattern is drafted on a flat surface from measurements, using rulers, curves and straight-edges. A pattern maker would also use various tools such as a notcher , drill and awl to mark the pattern.

Circa is a retail and online vintage clothing shop owned and run by Nicole Jenkins, aided by her able assistants and based in Melbourne, Australia. Trading.

You can re-size it to fit you! This is one of the topics I get the most e-mails and questions about, so I figured it was time for a post on the subject! Vintage patterns get a bad rap for being extremely difficult to fit, but they’re really no worse than modern patterns, I think. The big differences are 1 patterns were not multi-sized there’s only one size per pattern envelope so you can’t grade between sizes, 2 lack of availability, especially on the larger end of the sizing spectrum, 3 and changes in fashion silhouette that affect ease.

But don’t let this discourage you from trying vintage patterns! Here’s my low-down of tips to keep in mind: As with modern patterns, it’s best to order based on your high bust measurement. This measurement is taken underneath your armpits, but above your breasts. The reasoning here is that this measurement is the best reflection of the size of your frame, while your bust measurement doesn’t necessarily tell you much other than your bustiness factor.

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Mens Late Victorian Clothing – The Late Victorian Era was humming with activity as the Industrial Revolution hit full stride, bringing revolutionary technologies and mass-produced products to market. The manner in which people worked and lived was forever altered, mostly for the better, and these advancements included electric sewing machines in factory settings providing access to ready-to-wear fashion. With clothing being manufactured in factories and sold via department stores and mail-order catalogue, there was no longer a need to have men’s clothing expensively tailored or sewn at home.

Now, nearly every man could stock a respectable wardrobe without forking over his whole paycheck – although the wealthiest gentlemen and aristocracy did continue demand custom tailored garments for superior fit and exclusivity. Complete Late Victorian Outfits We offer a full line of men’s period clothing which are suitable for movie and TV production, theatrical, living history and performing arts requirements, and are also perfect for vintage weddings!

All of the products we sell are sold individually, but we have put together these full outfits to showcase the elements of late Victorian style for your consideration and inspiration.

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Some collect vintage patterns because they want to reproduce the styles of days gone by for their wardrobes. Others collect them because these slim envelopes filled with tissue give a glimpse into a lifestyle that many of us no longer have the luxury to live. They are, in, and of themselves, a documentation of fashion sewing of the past. The artwork on the envelopes can also be a thing of beauty to behold all by itself.

For those who cannot find the vintage styling they want in their size, fabric, or price range, vintage patterns afford the ability to have exactly what one wants, the way one wants it, whether one sews it up at home or retains the services of a custom clothier. Other related items that can be collected along with vintage patterns are old pattern books from fabric stores and departments and monthly or quarterly pattern magazines that were issued by the pattern companies. These publications are invaluable tools for designers, students of apparel design, the custom clothier who specializes in vintage fashion, and the vintage fashion enthusiast.

History Paper patterns were first manufactured in the middle of the 19th century. The first paper patterns were designed by Ellen Curtis Demorest. Starting in , these patterns were sold through a magazine, Mme. The American tailor Ebeneezer Butterick was the first to create a graded sewing pattern in It was his idea to use tissue paper for the mass production and sale of sewing patterns.

The Butterick Publishing Co. Until after WWII, most patterns were blank tissue with the notches and holes, but in the late s almost all companies switched over to printed patterns.

Vintage Button Guide – Ways to Identify Antique Buttons

The extra short version for folks who have donated before: We can only handle a limited number of donations right now, so there’s a new system. Head over to our new online packing list generator. Space permitting, you’ll see a form. Fill out the form, print your packing list, and include it with your shipment.

With s and 50s influences, the Vintage Shirt Dress is a classic that will take you from season to season in style. Effortlessly chic, its feminine cut is flattering for all body shapes and sizes.

Stays Front and Back Lacing Stays Pattern This pattern includes fully illustrated directions to make an authentic and well fitting pair of stays. The stays are worn with a stomacher and the lacing crossed back and forth in the front and spiral bound in the back. Pattern includes two sizes and a documentation card with images of the original stays. Have your bust measure taken while wearing a well fitting bra.

In The Virginia Gazette of “Run away. Comes in sizes , , , , , , , Made in the USA. The fabrics suggested here are for a working class pair of stays made in America during the 18th century.

Fabric Dating References

This pattern is perfect for a novice seamstress or even a little girl working on her first project. You’ll also need a tape measure and other tools. Cut the knit fabric into two rectangles, each seven inches wide by nine inches long. This will be the side seam of Barbie’s dress. Along the top edge of the dress fabric, sew a channel that is about half an inch wide. Be sure to roll the raw edges of the fabric under as you work.

Sewing from vintage patterns is a fun way to expand your sewing repertoire while challenging yourself at the same time. Even if your style is more than , vintage patterns are worth a look. Many have classic lines, and in a modern fabric you won’t look like an extra on Mad Men (unless you want to!).

What can you do if your style has become too routine? Use these ideas to get inspired and break out of your same old fashion routine. Get in there and clean out your closet. How can you decide as you go through individual garments? Keep These are the clothing items that make you feel confident. Remember that confidence is always your best accessory. Or want to redefine some aspects of your personality.

Get Rid Of Still holding on to tops with colors you love but unflattering cuts that make you feel uncomfortable? What if you find something you love but that seems a little out of your comfort zone? A bold plus size tunic top or jacket might be just what you need to breathe new life into your style. Clean out your closet of the items you will never wear.

Refresh it by moving some forgotten favorites to where you will see them and remember to wear them again. This is an exercise in simplicity and personal style.

How to Trace Vintage and Modern Sewing Patterns