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!
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.
I love these fabulous suits.
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.
Audrey Hepburn even? I can see Audrey dashing around in this in How to Steal A Million…
How about the divine envelope illustrations! Just too much. This is a perfect summer dress, I think.
By Nina Ricci, more evening wear….
This one is also lovely, a simple elegant sheath. So timeless.
This one, well it’s quite special, and quite helpful when it comes to figuring out how to create that couture look garment.
Vintage patterns do bring happiness!!