Today's Woman January 1947
How do you figure? Discover the simple arithmetic of your figure to find the correct girdle.
Wardrobe Strategy by Patricia Lamm
What wardrobe do you wear when you go to business?
Color and Comfort of the Loosely Stuffed Pillow By Mary ShepherdRead more >
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film directed and produced by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
In 1967 Butterick issued 4 girls' patterns after the movie:
3699 (Girl's Dress, Westkit and Scarf),
3700 (Girl's Jacket, Skirt and Blouse),
3701 (Girl's Two-Piece Dress)
and 3702 (Girl's Cape) and there were modelled by the young actors of the movie: see here.
But other patterns inspired by the musical movie were also issued in those years:
Simplicity 7836Read more >
I'm new here and I hope this will help in my search for an actual McCall's 7852 pattern, Copyright 1934.
I have been looking for this pattern for years. Any help that you can provide in obtaining a copy of this particular pattern, will be greatly appreciated.Please contact me if you have one to sell.
Happy Sewing everyone!Read more >
Well....a new pattern search is starting :).
Vogue couturier Design 1584 by Jo Mattli.
I am super sure I will find this wonderful pattern with Your help ; as You know, everytime I make a wish for a pattern on this site....the pattern , no matter how rare it can be, finds me ...or I find it....well...we find each other within few days some times, some months ....But I find it anyway :D
Why do I like it?
Well, even if the collar is just a little out of fashion there is a sense of quiet linearity I like.
Simple, quite sporty but serious,feminine...
What else? :D
Thank You for Your help, I am sure I find it, or better...
I ALREADY FEEL THIS PATTERN IN MY HANDS AND I FEEL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Thank You, You are my Lucky Charm
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I bought a ton of patterns at a garage sale. I was going thru them, and found this one that seems very old. It is a Marian Martin Pattern, evidently purchased thru the St. Louis Globe Democrat Pattern Department. The St Louis Globe was a newspaper, that is now out of business. The address for the "pattern dept" is 232 west 18th Street, New York 11, NY. The postage was 1 cent. The postage meter number was 2662. The pattern inside is a one piece jumper with heart hip pockets, # 9397. The instructions appear to be typed. Can anyone provide info as to the age of this pattern and its value?Read more >
Yes, I know that I can send 1000 of Thank you and it could be not enough to express my happiness in front of you .
As you know , when I write here 'I would like to buy this pattern ' within few months it is in my hands , perfect, as a present of this Heaven called VintagePatterns Wikia....so....
My next pattern hunt is Vogue Couturier Design 1409 by Galitzine :)).I like the simple line of the blouse and of the skirt :)
I have found it on a site of listings in the right size too , in Usa, but the seller doesn't want to send it to Italy.....I have tried to suggest a registered shipping with advice of receipt if he prefers a safer shipping (it is always trackable on sites like www.17track.net ).....to look at my 100% positive 400 feedbacks from …Read more >
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Today I am starting to work my way through a large selection of "Crafts" patterns. mostly Home Dec... This is not a catagory I ever thought of interest. though I much admire my neighbor who does her home with extravagant drapes and swags. I am much more concerned with the small amount of cleaning time I have and my pets, to have a lot of drapes and pillows.
However, I can barely get myself to list these patterns. each one seems to include a wonderful got ya. A flower made from braided fabric and lace.. a wonderful market bag, a tea pot Kleenex holder.. Sigh. I know I will not have time to add this to my sewing and pattern making. I know I have a million projects on board already with my garment sewing and doing my kid's sewing classes... BU…Read more >
I love the Vintage Pattern Wiki, and the help all the editors have been in posting these amazing patterns. I opened an eBay store
- [http://stores.ebay.com/Time-Honored-Patterns] to sell off my collection, because it took over my garage, and there is only so much time to make everything! I teach sewing and I am a pattern maker, so I do as much as I can, but honestly some of the home sewing patterns are so much harder than making it yourself!
Today I listed a great sewing organizer with Sewphie the sewing bird. Simplicity 5233. As many pattern as I have had and seen, I am amazed that every day I discover new ones! Vintage Pattern Wiki is so much fun!!!Read more >
A glimpse of moments in style with vintage sewing patterns.Read more >
And of course............................................ Here I am again :) with a new pattern hunt .
I am sure I will find it, You are my lucky star and everytime I write a blog post about a pattern hunt here, I find the pattern within few days.
So , being happy and grateful to You and this GORGEOUS site the new pattern I would like to sew is the Advance 9620.
I am sure I will find it with Your kind help :))
Thank you with all my heart :D
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Well, everytime I write on this site 'I am
looking for this pattern ' I find it within few days .
So I think you are a lucky charm for me :)
And now it's time to look for this pattern
Vogue Paris Original 1195 by Nina Ricci
I like the jacket line and the blouse of this pattern :).The hood is quite 'original' :) , like the skirt .
I am sure I will find it very soon :D
Here are some photos of the pattern
And others :)
Next time our path will cross again , I am sure, you will be mine :D
Thank you for your kindness and attention :) and have a good day :)
And of course....I have found it .
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :D , you are my Lucky star :))Read more >
Here are some really cute vintage pattern GIFs...Enjoy!Read more >
Well. Mr Advance 8394.....yes......I have fallen in love with you :D
Yes ......I am not a shy girl and I want to confess it in front of everyone.....so....even if we now live far away.....I am sure, I will find you and , when you will be in my arms....I will give you a kiss to say ' welcome, you already were in my hart ' ;)
I hope to find you soon :)
Thank you :)
................................on 1th april I have found you..... :D
My hands now want to sew you as soon as possible :)) with a little variation for the skirt like to give more balance to the upper part of the dress and…
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I am looking for a vintage Butterick pattern 3327 mens jacket. Need in size 42. Does anyone know where I might purchase one?Read more >
It seems almost unbelievable; I've been looking for this pattern (I like the jacket) since 2 years with disappointing results.
Once it was in a lot of 50 patterns at very high total price of the lot and the seller did not want to sell it separately , then I missed an other auction at the last seconds, then an other seller did not want to send to Europe, then it was in an other lot of patterns and did not appear in the global search ,and then....and then....and then .... :O
It doesn't seem to be a complicated pattern (I have found the same collar line in the simplicity 6217 and the jacket in the recent vogue 8865 )and I perfectly know it is not an extremely rare one, it often comes back here and there .....it is not one of those usua…Read more >
So sorry Tarna - I created a pattern entry for Simplicity 2518 and I just realized it's a McCall's 2518. Please delete and I apologize!
sheila - risingfeenixRead more >
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 patterns: quite identical
and Vogue 8445
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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 effects
Marian Martin 9285 is quite similar to Butterick 6439 (by the way, recently reissued by Butterick) but it doesn't show the neckline variations, though you can probably do them.Read 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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...
by Butterick in the 1930s
and also in the 1950s with some draping: Butterick 6674 A
and then in the 1960s
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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.
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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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