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)
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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
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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
Starting in the 1930s with Pictorial Review 8983:
Vogue patterns of the 1950s:
Butterick 6674 A in 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 9570:Read 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 >