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SewTawdry: VIntage Patterns - Resizing using a sloper - Part 1 I have a lot of vintage patterns. Most of them are not in my size. One day I told myself, "no more buying vintage patterns if you aren't going to do something with them." So I decided to try resizing one of them to fit me. I chose a 1940’s Vogue Couturier design pattern, number 380. It included a "fitted jacket with small inset godet at centre of dropped back-line. Thelongthread's Top 100 Tutorials of 2008 Here are the Top 100 Tutorials of 2008 as impressively compiled and posted on thelongthread’s blog. Happy New Year! Here’s a list of free tutorials and craft projects from 2008 to inspire you to create something in 2009. Projects pictured above noted with asterisks in the list below. 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.

Stop staring and start sewing!: Your Christmas gift from me...an apron ... Apron in an Hour tutorial. Well last year I gave my fabulous readers (that means you!) a cookie recipe as my gift (pretty picture of the cookies here at Heather's blog). And since I've received so many requests for a pattern of the apron from my previous post, I've decided to make this tutorial my gift to you. And you still have plenty of time to use it for some impressive gift giving! Collecting vintage sewing patterns - a guide from the Sewing Palette For an overview of practical matters, A Beginner's Guide to Pattern Collecting by Jennifer Warris is an excellent place to begin. Jennifer's guide hits all the points you need to consider (including quite a few you've probably never thought of) and it's easy and enjoyable reading. Although originally posted in 1999, the guide remains pertinent today.

21 Retro Vintage Sewing Patterns [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically. StitchCraft » Blog Archive » Fuse & Trace Your Patterns! Fuse & Trace Your Patterns!, originally uploaded by queen puff puff. I don’t know a single person that likes patterns printed on tissue paper. My favorite patterns are printed on stiffer bond paper or even tag board. But most pattern companies print on lightweight and flimsy tissue that tears and floats away. So what to do?

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! Crafty Bag Of Tricks: {40+ Tips & Techniques Ready to pick up a new technique or two for your crafty bag of tricks? Here’s a bunch of tips and tutorials for various crafts and creative endeavors like knitting, sewing, crochet and lots more. There’s a little bit of everything here so there should be something fun and interesting for everyone.

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