Did you make that? Share your retro-inspired DIY projects, tutorials, patterns and hacks.
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2015
Started by Lucy Aguilera Mar 24, 2015. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Hello there, has anyone ever altered a PUG Jenny dress? Practically the bust? I am not very blessed in that area and need to alter my dress. I am thinking of taking the boning out completely but…Continue
Started by Kristina Hill Edwards. Last reply by Maria Houston Sep 30, 2014. 4 Replies 3 Likes
I could use some advise from you ladies... I used to make these baby/toddler ring slings…Continue
Started by Margrete. Last reply by Miss Julia Aug 18, 2014. 4 Replies 2 Likes
Here's finally another project that's been a little on and off.When I got my sewing machine last year, the first thing I started "fantasizing" about was a 50s style dress in white w/black polkadot…Continue
Started by Melissa Gossett. Last reply by Miss Julia Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply 0 Likes
I just joined the group and wanted to say this is amazing! I am a seamstress and make a lot of my own vintage clothing. I have been a seamstress for nearly 20 years, and I have done everything from…Continue
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Hi I'm currently teaching myself to make retro clothing. I have found quite a few patterns for free, ill post the links shortly.
I sell tons of vintage patterns....check out my store kooterandflos.com
For printable pdf style patterns that are free or cost little try Etsy, Ebay, or BurdaStyle.com. They have some really cute vintage patterns! Just watch out for the ones that seem overly expensive just for the copy, these sellers are out to rip you off.
I totally agree! All of my patterns are ORIGINAL vintage and I find that they are priced lower than other sellers...I just want them to go to a good home not overcharge for a pattern in good condition!
Plus I set up a special discount code for PUG users! Just enter "PUG15" at checkout for 15% discount!
I am borrowing my friends sewing machine and I'm super excited.
Those of you who use vintage patterns - is it difficult to grade them to your measurements? Most of the ones I find are itty bitty.
I just bought some fabric and will be sewing for the first time this week. Wish me luck
For those who haven't used vintage patterns, it's important to know that they're different from modern patterns. If you're not an experienced sewer or are new to sewing, I would recommend you do quite a bit of online research, as they tend to have fewer directions, are not multi-sized and some are not printed.
Here's a website that has help for resizing vintage patterns:
This link is about sewing with unprinted patterns:
Colette Patterns has some nice vintage-inspired patterns that are drafted for curvier women, using a C-cup instead of the standard B-cup.