Check out This Vintage Pattern Treasure Trove on Etsy

comments (4) June 17th, 2008     

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MichaelaMurphy Michaela Murphy, contributor
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Sew Vintage Patterns on Etsy has thousands of retro looks to choose from.  Like this Simplicity skirt and Bolero jacket from the 1940s.

Sew Vintage Patterns on Etsy has thousands of retro looks to choose from.  Like this Simplicity skirt and Bolero jacket from the 1940's.

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It's amazing how you can look at the covers of some vintage patterns and they look just like the hot 'new' designs from the current season. I just stumbled across Sew Vintage Patterns on Etsy and immediately began to imagine these looks from the 1940's and 50's all done up in some fabulous modern print. Owner Juanita tells me that she has literally thousands of these babies and she plans to post new designs each week on Etsy. Juanita has posted an image of the backside of each pattern to help with size considerations but if you're still uncertain you can always shoot her an email and she'll help you out. Uh oh...I feel an obsession coming on.

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Comments (4)

VegasLadyInRed writes: Michaela, Have loved Nancy Drew since my pre-teen years. I have a collection of the original books, many with the dust
jackets. Have you seen the movies from the '40's? They only
made 4 but if you are a Nancy Drew fan, they are a must see!
I'm sure you are absolutely right about Hannah making her
clothes! Of course, Nancy would have her own ideas as to how
they would look!
Posted: 4:11 am on August 22nd
SistaSue writes: Before I quit smoking, I was about a six 6 and used my mom's old patterns to fashion dress clothes for work at the 57th session of the N.D. State Legislature. I lengthen skirts and did a few alterations and wowed everyone with my styling new clothes. It goes to show, there's nothing new under the sun.... same patterns, different fabrics and different skilled artists making them. However, even with my skinny waist, my mom's patterns were size 16. That's something that has drastically changed over the years. The actual patterns are well drafted, fit together like a charm and have lots of pieces... peplums were my favorite.
Posted: 4:06 pm on August 4th
MichaelaMurphy writes: Betcha, Hannah Gruen made all of Nancy's clothes!
Posted: 4:36 pm on June 17th
Jen_W writes: Geez, Michaela, way to get me started on another craft obsession. I could look all day at the full-skirted 50s patterns. Very Nancy Drew! But those tiny waists! Oy. They weren't eating a second slice of pie, that's for sure. And that's just so sad (I say as I rub my belly).
Posted: 1:23 pm on June 17th
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