Vintage Tuesday: Mad Menesque patterns

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

2 thoughts on “Vintage Tuesday: Mad Menesque patterns

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s