A Decade of Extremes – Fabrics of the 1940s

By shopping at The Vintage Pattern Shop you can own a piece of the past with a vintage dress, a vintage blouse, or even a vintage apron.  These beautiful items have been passed down to us in a form or state that means they will never wear out or get old.  We have these items […]

Sew in Woven Labels – Our Support of Creativity

So far, 2020 has been, for many, an unusual year.  It has been a year of change, a year of solidarity and a year of making do with, and treasuring, what we have.  People, all around the world, have embraced the opportunity to be creative and learn something new to be proud of.  They are […]

The History of Vintage Sewing Patterns

History, is the collection of events and actions that spans across a number of years, and continues to have a direct bearing on where we are, and who we are today.  For example, the clothing worn by someone from one country can differ greatly from the code and style of dress worn by another.  These […]

Giving Your Vintage Garment an Identity

Since The Vintage Pattern Shop opened its new virtual online doors in 2017 it has seen many iconic fashions and amazing vintage clothing and products pass through our webpages to your shopping baskets and sewing machines, and ultimately your homes and wardrobes. Since The Vintage Pattern Shop first began its journey we have steadily become […]

1950s Knitting Patterns

Although it seems knitting has and always will have its place in the history books, providing generations with beautiful vintage knitting patterns, the 50s knitting patterns available at The Vintage Pattern Shop have stemmed from an era when knitting was more popular than ever. The previous decade had seen war time make new styles and […]

Vintage Knitting Patterns

Here at The Vintage Pattern Shop fashion is our passion. A catalogued history of fashion allows us, not just to see the styles and patterns of yesteryear, but to continue to create and wear these beautifully crafted garments. The art of knitting has always encouraged us to create and make clothing for ourselves and this […]

Vintage Sewing Patterns – Newly Listed

At The Vintage Pattern Shop, in the pursuit of finding our fashion loving customers the most beautiful vintage patterns, we have an ever changing collection available. We know that sometimes you may be looking for specific vintage patterns for sale. We have therefore created a brand-new page to bring to your attention all of the […]

Destined to Design

Can a person really be born to do something?  Not that it was felt within their very core that this endeavour was such a part of them they just had to do it, but that life, situation and circumstances meant that a person was never really going to do anything else.  For example, a person […]

The History of Fashion

History has been defined as the study or record of past events, particularly those in human affairs. What about the history of fashion? We can study where the fashion world has been in the same way, but in order to make sense of it, to understand the journey of fashion, we must recognise that it […]

Sybil Connolly, Irish Designer – A Career ‘That Linen Built’

Sybil Connolly

Sybil Connolly has been rightly credited with putting Irish fashion on the map as her designs travelled the globe and made waves in the fashion world.  Her most famous creation was The First Love dress.  Made from what seemed to be her favourite material to work with, pleated handkerchief linen, it held within its elegant […]