Finding Vintage Sewing Patterns
With the fashion trends going toward the vintage and retro looks of decades ago, one great way to have an up-to-date vintage wardrobe is to make your own clothes from vintage sewing patterns. You can buy retro fabrics, then create your own retro wardrobe with unique touches that you sew on yourself.
If you are searching for vintage sewing patterns, you will find a lot choices of vintage sewing patterns on Ebay. Vintage sewing patterns are very affordable, so you can even buy several vintage patterns and if you are a creative sewer, combine the patterns and change them into new designs using vintage motifs.
Or you can just recreate the vintage sewing designs from decades ago, and have a brand new outfit, that looks authentically vintage.
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Vintage Sewing Patterns for Doll Clothes
Dolls need clothes too, and one very fun thing to do is to make vintage clothing for your dolls. You can find lots of great vintage sewing patterns for all kinds of dolls, including Barbie and Ken, and Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Annie.
You can also find sewing patterns to make cloth dolls from scratch. The sewing pattern tells you how to cut out the doll, assemble the doll and stuff the doll. This would be a great project for kids at home. Then you could make doll clothes for the doll that you have made from sewing patterns for doll clothes.
Vintage Barbie Sewing Patterns
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Authentic Vintage Sewing Patterns for Womens Clothing
If you need a costume for a 50s party, or you just like dressing in retro 70s wear, making your own clothing from an authentic vintage sewing pattern is one of the least expensive ways to have an authentic vintage style.
There are loads of very cheap vintage sewing patterns for women’s clothing from every era, and you can create some great retro looks with them. Vintage sewing patterns for dresses, skirts, pants, blouses, even accessories like hats and scarves, can be found when you look on Ebay. There are also vintage sewing patterns for coats, jackets and wraps for women.
If you want to find men’s clothing patterns, you can search for pants, vests, dress shirts, ties, and jackets. There is also men’s and women’s loungewear like smoking jackets, pajamas, and robes.
Vintage Dress Sewing Patterns
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Vintage Vogue Sewing Patterns
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Vintage Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dress Patterns
If I was getting married today, I would ask my mother to create a vintage style wedding dress for me from a vintage sewing pattern. It would save loads of money, and would be the best looking wedding dress I could find.
The retro look is in anyway, and there are just so many vintage designs for wedding dresses that would be so beautiful. And you could create an entire vintage wedding with vintage sewing patterns for bridesmaid dresses as well. Depending on what you want for your wedding, you could go back decades for the perfect wedding dress pattern.
There are also patterns for the beading on a wedding gown, and you could look for beading styles from vintage dress patterns. Vintage lace on a vintage style wedding dress would also be a very beautiful look that you could make.
Vintage Bridal Sewing Patterns
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Vintage Sewing Patterns from All the Major Pattern Companies
If you are old enough, you remember the major companies that made sewing patterns–McCalls, Vogue, and Simplicity are the ones that I remember the best. You can find all of these company’s vintage sewing patterns on Ebay, in single amounts or in lots.
A single vintage sewing pattern can cost as little as $1 to buy, and you can start designing your vintage outfit from there.
I have also included some resources for anyone who is interested in learning how to sew, or how to rip apart clothing and remake it into something new below. When searching for sewing patterns on Ebay, you can search by company, type of pattern, by pattern number, and the year it came out.
I hope that this article is helpful to you in finding the vintage sewing patterns that you are looking for. You can also find vintage accessories on Ebay to add onto your vintage sewing projects, like vintage buttons and beads.
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