Last weeks post, Vintage Tuesday: Mad Men Fashion, was met with such enthusiasm that I did a little extra research into vintage patterns available online. Well I can tell you that the interweb is brimming with vintage sewing patterns. While big companies like Vogue and Butterick have stunning reproduction patterns (well hello Joan Holloway) I also came across a couple of great blogs (Stylista – thanks Bridget!, Sew Retro) that led me to a world of free vintage patterns. This is by no means a definitive list but here are a few that I found…
Well hello Joan Holloway: (Butterick retro B6582)
Dear Mrs Draper: Free 1950s Daydress pattern by the V&A
Ahhh… my favourite museum in the whole world. Found via the sensational “sew retro” a gold mine of vintage freebies.
The essential headband: Free headband tutorial
The Jet Set: Free Vintage style bathing suit pattern
Normally I’d call it a cossie, being a Sydney girl, but this really is a bathing suit. A little gem over at Burda.
Sunday Dinner: Free Vintage Petal Apron Pattern