Vintage Pattern Love

In an attempt to distract myself from a cold, I took to Etsy for some pattern perusing. I thought I would share some of my favorites. (Click on the picture to be taken to each respective shop.)

Clearance Sale 60% OFF McCall 5259 Misses 1940s Dress Pattern Swing Era Shirt Dress Bust size 30

I thought this was such a unique looking dress (I’ve always been a fan of tied collars). Perfect for summer too 🙂

I love the gray dress on the right; styling, color… everything.

1940s McCalls Pattern 5771 Tailored Blouses with Two Design Options Size 16 Bust 34 pantrydoor@etsy

This kind of goes back to my collar preference, doesn’t it? My suit pattern came with blouse instructions, but it was for short sleeves, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for long sleeve patterns. I really like the style of this one.

Butterick Victorian/Turn of the Century Blouse Pattern Sizes 6-12 Sailor Collar

And my oddball one…I just recently got into Edwardian style clothing and I’d love to try my hand at it. (I like the top left and bottom right the best.)

1940s Skirt Pattern McCall 5877  Lovely Details Shirred Gathers Classic Forties Design Waist 28 Vintage Sewing Pattern FACTORY FOLDED

Finally, a pattern with nice vibrant colors that got me all excited about summer! 😀

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Tweed

tweedtweed 22                                                                                                               The tweed is here. All three yards, which will hopefully be enough. It’s more brown than I thought it would be, but that’s fine. I’ve been doing some research into the tweed, and it’s been very interesting.

The name comes either from the River Tweed, in Scotland (where the fabric originated) or from the misspelling of the word tweel. In the mid 1800s, tweed was popularized by estate owners, who favored its sturdy qualities for hunting, and it was often woven so as to blend in with the land around the estate. Tweed remains a popular choice for casual outerwear. (source)

The pattern from historicallypatterns arrived too, and I’m finding that it’s a bit different from modern day patterns, at least in instructions. Doing mock-ups of everything may help, as I have no intention of ruining my tweed straight off. 🙂

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