desperately need 50’s, 60’s style pat…
I need to find a 50’s or 60’s style pattern soon – but I no longer have a 50’s 60’s style body! I’ve looked through vintage pattern sites and most of the styles look pretty darned uncomfortable. Looking for something that I can wear to a 50’s 60’s theme afternoon wedding next month. any ideas would be helpful because I’m stumped.
Have you tried either Vintage Vogue or Retro Buttrick? They are both sized for today's figures, and they have patterns from the 50s. I'm not sure about the 60s. Check them out, they are at your local fabric store.
*Depennding on how late into the 60's you are going, you should have a lot of luck. THere are a lot of 60's style shift dresses in the pattern catalogs. But the Butterick and Vogue are great, they're real reissues of old designs, resized to today's standards. I just made one of the Butterick designs this weekend.
*thanks - I'll check out the butterick web site. I can't get either butterick or vogue in town (can't get much in town, as a matter of fact), but I'll get someone in another city to pick up a pattern if I find something. It sure would be nice if we could purchase patterns on the net.
*I have seen many 50's and 60's patterns on Ebay.com. The sizes range from small to large.The seller usually scans the cover of the pattern so you can see what the pattern looks like.
*You can order old patterns on-line at http://www.oldpatterns.com. They have everything from the 30's through to the 80's. The only disadvantage is that they are authentic, and so some have been open and used.
*Don't worry about comfort, it'll be fine if you make the style fit you like you want. I recently made a dress from a 50s Simplicity pattern, and altered it to remove the shoulder darts and to put some extra width into the little cap/kimono sleeves. I made the waist fit how I want (about 2 inches bigger than my waist after lunch) and lengthened the skirt 5 inches (I'm 5'7" and like skirts just above my ankles). The dress looks very modern, but with a white hat, my pearls, gloves, pumps and a skinny belt would certainly appear vintage as well. The secret is to pick a pattern you like, add some ease, make it fit comfortably, then ACCESSORIZE. Good luck!-ccm
*Rusty Nail.com It's FULL of old patterns from the 1940's untill today. Really affordable too!
*CORRECTION: ''''''''''That's RUSTY ZIPPER.com not rusty nail. Lily Abello's Vintage patterns is another goldmine of old sewing patterns some you can even rent or purchase for next to nothing in cost.
*CORRECTION 'That's RUSTY ZIPPER.com not rusty nail. Lily Abello's Vintage patterns is another goldmine of old sewing patterns some you can even rent or purchase for next to nothing in cost.
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