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Patterns from the Past

Patterns from the Past

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High-Waist Bikini How to Sew a Vintage Style Before you begin, I just wanted to share some important information. I created this pattern for the high-waist vintage bikini bottom myself. I initially took apart a pair of underwear which fit me really well (boy-cut style). I used that as a rough guide and through trial and error and adjustments, came up with the final pattern (there are a few variations of it too). If you like, you can do something similar - try to make your pattern based on a pair of underwear which you know fits you just how you like it. Otherwise, feel free to use my pattern and adjust it to fit your body and measurements.

calming the senses with weighted blankets « Craft Nectar Note from Weeks: Both my husband and daughter are restless sorts. When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Those kids who kick the back of your seat on planes have the same issue. Sprocket Pillows Tutorial These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify the instructions/pattern so they are beginner friendly, and super fun to make.

Patterns Working with Vintage Jack Deutsch Scott Phillips Photo: Jack Deutsch by Alexandra Reynoldsfrom Threads #132, pp. 47-51 Ever since I was a preteen, I've been captivated by vintage style. Back then, I fantasized about being a woman from the '30s wearing all of the fabulous clothing that my favorite old Hollywood actresses wore. Inspired by my grandmother's dropped-waist dresses from the early '20s, I soon started making my own dress patterns from paper bags.

IKEA LEGO Table furniture Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker Materials: Ramvik Description: When I moved in I bought an IKEA Ramvik table and while travelling this summer I had an idea (don’t ask why): decorate its top with Lego bricks used as pixels. Fit and Sizing Vintage Pattern The most wonderful sewing projects can start with a vintage sewing pattern. You can follow the pattern exactly or get creative and interpret yesterday's styles so it coordinates with today's fashions. As an experienced seamstress, I would like to share some of my tips with you so that your first adventure in vintage sewing is a successful one. Understanding the sizing and fit of vintage sewing patterns is very important for anyone new to sewing with vintage patterns.

pattern primer the vintage This post has been prompted by the many emails I’ve received on the topic of sewing with vintage patterns. Where do I start? How do I use a vintage pattern? What about sizing? Techniques & Tutorials Vintage Sewing I hope these varied Tutorials, Hints, Tips & Articles have been in some way helpful, as I have a number of these planned any feedback is gratefully received! Sizing Up Vintage Patterns For Modern Wear How To: American Duchess: Never fear, dear readers, for while this particular tutorial is showing a vintage 1950s pattern, these techniques can be used for any pattern that is not your size. Generally we find that patterns from the past are smaller than our modern bodies. When this is the case, it's time to employ one method or another for enlarging the pattern and getting it to fit. This is the first in a series of pattern alteration tutorials. These tutorials will cover various ways to enlarge patterns from vintage tissue (your grandmother's Simplicity patterns) to gridded books (Janet Arnold and other notorious sources). This method is best used for patterns that are no more than 5"-6" smaller than your measurements.

1948 « Vintage Patterns Dazespast Blog Enjoy these three lovely vintage 40′s Dress patterns This type of system is similar Lutterloh and other systems and one of the easiest for pattern making in my opinion. All you have to do is click on the link and print out the pieces and follow the directions–be sure that you are working with a metric tape measure and the correct rulers. Vintage 40s Patterns 507 | 508a | 509