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.
The 1950’s were a time of ongoing recovery for people all over the world. Those born during the second world war rightly felt something good had to come from what had past, and those born after were happily unaware of how difficult those times were. These varied experiences all mixed up in one lifetime of people produced new fashions and new styles that were both beautiful and different. Those that felt they had enough of loss and deprivation were [...]
Known as the fabulous fifties, this post-war era had a positive energy, increased economic prosperity, and a ‘baby boom’. It is also considered a time where the concept of a teenager was born, meaning fashions were developed with youth culture in mind. Today we will look at 1950s fashions and the vintage sewing patterns we have, so you can recreate these styles for yourself.