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 1980s is known for bold patterns, bright block colours, and – of course – shoulder pads. The age of the power suit, it was a time where women were able to reclaim their femininity and assert their role in the workplace, as well as be physically comfortable. Today we’re going to look at some other iconic styles of the 1980s, including some that you may think are not as obvious.
A bodysuit gives a slim silhouette, and was a [...]
The 1980s is known for being big and bold in every way – hair, shoulder pads, bright colours and bold patterns. It can be a challenge to pull off the style of the 1980s, but with our vintage patterns, it’s possible to take the best elements of the decade and put your own modern twist on it. For a powerful look, read on to find out more about vintage sewing patterns from the 1980s.
Dresses and Skirts
Having seen the rise [...]