What Would You Do with a Vintage Sewing Pattern?
Published On: 02-16-2012 12:44pm
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I've recently uploaded a new selection of vintage sewing patterns
here in my shop on ArtFire. I have tried to price them competitively, because I'd like to see them flying off the shelves in anticipation of warmer weather. Many of them are summer garments, like sundresses or skirt sets. I also have some lighter-weight office or business attire for women, for a classic look I know will be loved.
These seem to be mostly from the 70s and 80s, and generally fit a Misses size 8-12. I think they once belonged to the same woman, since I found them together. I like to imagine what she was like. Judging by her selections, she mainly went with classic lines (not overly-trendy things, usually), she worked in an office situation, and she miraculously managed to stay the same size for almost three decades.
I also found one pattern envelope in the mix that has most of the pieces
missing. I wonder what I should do with it.
Apparently, it was supposed to make a kind of Indian-inspired blouse or minidress, from the early 70s, of course.
So what would you do with a vintage sewing pattern?
* Do you make them for yourself or others to wear every day, or on special occasions?
* Do you collect them to broaden your knowledge of historically-accurate costuming for stage plays, television, or movies?
* Do you use the pieces or envelopes for craft projects other than sewing, such as mixed-media collage or decoupage?
* Do you collect them to inspire your own clothing designs?
* Do you like to significantly alter them for other uses, such as making Steampunk or Noirpunk clothing?
I'd like to hear from you in the comments section! Thanks for reading.