Skip to comments.Wiki Has Released Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Online For Download
Posted on 12/11/2019 2:36:46 PM PST by Morgana
Well youll love this news: the Vintage Patterns Wiki has released more than 83,500 patterns of pre 1992, out of print patterns for all to use.
The browsable collection runs the gamut from Dynasty-inspired pussy bow power suits to Betty Draper-esque frocks featuring models in white gloves to an 1895 boys Reefer Suit with fly-free short trousers.
Visitors can narrow their search to focus on a particular garment, designer or decade.
If you click these links, you can see patterns from the following decades: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
The movie star collection is particularly fun. (Flattering or no, Ive always wanted a pair of Katharine Hepburn pants )
(Excerpt) Read more at moon-child.net ...
Lots are sexy but not slutty.
“Katherine Hepburn pants.”
Seed of evil.
I wonder if they have any costume patterns?
My Home Ec teacher told me the pattern I selected was to difficult for my first project.
So I took the chosen pattern home and brought a really simple A-line to school for my first project.
The A-line dress fell apart the first time in the wash. This was after I followed every stinky stupid bit of instruction from her.
The chosen pattern? I wore it until it fell apart. My mom supervised me and didn’t touch a thread, bobbin, or scissors; she said it was to be all my doing. She just wanted to make sure I didn’t hurt her sewing machine.
It all depends on who’s teaching the skill!
It is such a shame they don’t do sewing classes these days.
Not the wiki leaks doc dump I was expecting.
I hear ya sis, I did the same. Just have to look! They probably do.
Not a sis. Am a rather unusual fellow. I looked to see if they had a search function, but I didn't see one.
I'll book mark it though. Never can tell when I might have a need for a pattern for a costume.
Since this is soon going to be 2020, I was thinking of doing some costumes for some retro 1920s.
I learned from my mother, who was an expert seamstress, partly due to she had limitless creativity and problem-solving abilities. She would just “figure it out” (which also applied to all types of needlecrafts, woodworking, etc.).
I did take lessons, just because she was teaching them, at the YWCA for a few weeks one summer. But no Home Ec class.
WOW I don’t think I need 83,000 more patterns, though! I have plenty to work through. Hoping I still have the desire and ability to sew, when I reach retirement and expect to have the time to sew. It is very therapeutic for me.
I can’t find the actual pattern pieces. Maybe I’m looking for something that isn’t there.
I remember my first project and you know what? I still have it! Can’t fit into it but still have it.
It was this skirt. I remember because my teacher was shocked at how fast I learned and completed it. I was too. I thought I’d fail the class and I made a B.
If only it was as easy now to find nice fabric...
Can’t touch this
I would be happy if I could see well enough to just sew buttons on. Although part of the problem is that years of sheetmetal work has left me with reduced feeling in my fingertips.
Sorry about that.
Do this google costume patters then find company and number then go back an search that way. I noticed they do have company and number listed.
Morgana, you are wonderful! The very first pattern that caught my eye on the front page is the coat my wife has been wanting and even in the right size! We like doing projects together and she’s been wanting me to show her how to make clothes from a pattern. She’ll be in heaven!
Thank you so much!
Oh. Sorry. Not a girl. I was raised by women, two of whom were seamstresses. To not learn to sew was blasphemy, to not learn embroidery was heresy. :)
Nevermind. Looks like you buy the patterns - $125 each. No thanks.
Thank you so much for this post. I learned to sew from my mother. She learned from her paternal grandmother. I taught my daughters and granddaughters.
I think Laz would look great in a pair of those!
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