Monday, 28 July 2014

1940's Sewing - Vintage Pattern inspiration

Todays post doesn't contain a free pattern, but instead some free vintage pattern inspiration!

Rochelle from the gorgeous Lucky Lucille (if your not a follower you really should be) has kindly share some of her fabulous pattern review booklets from the 1940's, and they are just dreamy, check them out you wont be disappointed!!

Butterick Fashion News April 1943

Butterick Fashion News April 1943

Hollywood Patterns March 1941

Simplicity Fashion Prevue November 1943

Simplicity Fashion Preview January 1947

Simplicity Fashion Prevue February 1940

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1850's Embroidery - The Ladies' Self Instructor


The Ladies' Self Instructor - Millinery and mantua making, embroidery and applique, canvas-work, knitting, netting, and crochet-work
1853 via the Open Library

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

1910's Knitting & Crochet - The Mary Frances Knitting & Crocheting Book


The Mary Frances Knitting & Crocheting Book
1918 via the Open Library

Learn to crochet and knit your edwardian doll her very own wardrobe!

This children's learn-to book is simply adorable! 


Monday, 21 July 2014

1950's Sewing - Petticoats

I was recently emailed by Nani asking if I could point her in the direction of a good petticoat tutorial, I found a few variations and though it was time I shared my favorites with you all!

First up was this very simple petticoat video tutorial from VideoJug, its not the most full of versions but it would be a good start if you are a bit nervous of too much fullness!


Next up is a very pretty petticoat tutorial from Sugardale

Its quite labour intensive but totally worth it for its classic 1950's style!

One from Burdastyle now

Which will be perfect for longer skirts!

A very wacky tutorial by the Rock n Roll Bride

Free Tutorial Here

Finally I found this very clever tutorial by Katrina from Edelweiss Patterns

This adjustable petticoat is perfect for adding fulness just where you want it!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

1950's Sewing - Vintage Style Tea Dress


1950's Style Dress Pattern
UK 8-16

"Be effortlessly elegant with our bespoke 1950s tea dress. Its classic fitted bodice is nipped at the waist, and the full skirt ensures this frock flatters in all the right places.
Plus: Petticoat Pattern: frilly and flouncy –its perfect for complementing your dress."

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Pattern Pyramid Giveaway

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts over here over the last few days, I am off on my holidays and have the most lackluster 3G connection, but as a stop gap why not pop on over to my other blog, where I am hosting a giveaway open to anyone who has a blog! Learn more about the Pattern Pyramid Giveaway and have the chance to win a few vintage patterns from the stash by hopping over to The Butterfly Balcony!


All comments must be left on The Butterfly Balcony for a chance to be entered in to the draw!
The deadline for entering your comments is end of the day on 31st of July 2014
I will pick the winner by random on the 1st of August 2014

Good Luck!
Wendy x