vintage patterns bring happiness

18 November 2014

I am a happy hoarder of some precious vintage sewing patterns, I thought I’d share some here….

I’d love to create this, especially with the short skirt and stripes, very noir. Now, to somehow orchestrate a suitable event to wear it to!

Vogue 273 Couturier design copy

I tend to look out for Vogue Couturier Design and Vogue Special Design Patterns, they are often a bit different to many of the more common, and lovely, sewing patterns that I already have loads of. I have found them to be a valuable resource when it comes to figuring out how to create a certain look or silouette in a garment design. Like Coralline and Hydra.

Vogue 168 Couturier design copy

I love these fabulous suits.

Vogue S-4683 Special Design

And day dresses, like this one, below, I do enjoy. I have a medium to dark grey soft wool blend in the stash which looks like the part, but would it be a crime to make it in anything other than violet? I have been planning a suit making project for some time, gathering information on tailoring, sewing gear I’ll need…. and trying to decide if I ought to do a workshop or give it my best shot myself…this outfit has the look of a suit, without, perhaps, the steep learning curve fine tailoring would be.

Vogue 1195 Patou Purple

Audrey Hepburn even? I can see Audrey dashing around in this in How to Steal A Million

Vogue 1334 Vogue Paris Original Guy Laroch copy

How about the divine envelope illustrations! Just too much. This is a perfect summer dress, I think.

Vintage pattern Vogue 8817

By Nina Ricci, more evening wear….

Vintage Vogue 1388 Vogue Paris Original

This one is also lovely, a simple elegant sheath. So timeless.

Vintage pattern McCall's 3468

This one, well it’s quite special, and quite helpful when it comes to figuring out how to create that couture look garment.

Vogue 319 Couturier design copy

Vintage patterns do bring happiness!!

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