Years ago, the only way to get your hands on vintage sewing patterns was to go to old bookstores or try your luck at garage sales. With the growing popularity of everything old-school, it’s now easier than ever to find antique patterns.
Sewing with the authentic vintage pattern is a delightful experience and a great approach to reconstructing the past’s distinctive details and flattering patterns. They do, however, appear and read very differently than the commercial patterns we use today.
Although the 1930s saw a lot of difficulties resulting from the aftermath of The Great War, it also saw a lot of changes and styles, based on a fast paced ever changing world. In quick succession, things were becoming obsolete, and new ideas and technologies were being adopted. For example, in the 1920s, the corsets popularity as a fashion garment, and it’s being regarded as a ‘must have’ item, started to die off so that by the 1930s the [...]
In the 1930s, women’s fashion saw a lot of changes, sparked by The Great Depression. Low economy meant that women were looking for ways to save money and look good, and it was during this time that factory-made clothes became more popular that tailor-made outfits. Less expensive fabrics were more common, such as cotton, and crepe and other crinkled fabrics, as well as the use of zips rather than buttons. At The Vintage Pattern Shop, we stock a lovely [...]