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Fashion of the 1950s: 41 Vintage Sewing Projects


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Simple Reversible Vintage SkirtFashion of the 1950s: 41 Vintage Sewing Projects celebrates one of the twentieth century's most momentous periods in fashion. On an economic upswing, trailblazers of fashion weren't afraid to try new hemlines, waistlines, and fits. 50s' style was all about class, and this roundup of vintage sewing patterns proves that these designs were and still are timeless.

Any cool cat would dig clothing made from the sewing projects below. These tutorials on how to sew a skirt, dress, top, and more yield products that reflect the fashion of the 1950s. Vintage sewing projects like these are all the rage right now, precisely because they are retain their eye appeal from one decade to the next. You might choose to create DIY handbags that are upcycled, skirts made from tulle, or a pill box hat out of your favorite fabric. Whatever you decide to sew, you can't go wrong with these vintage sewing patterns from the list below. From chic dresses to cute accessories, fashion of the 1950s has it all. 

OK, big daddy, are you writing a book? Quit questioning whether or not you'll sew these vintage sewing patterns and get to it.

Fashion of the 1950s: 41 Vintage Sewing Projects

Table of Contents

1950s' Vintage Patterns for Dresses & Skirts

Fashion of the 1950s

50s' Style Sewn Hair Accessories

1950s' DIY Handbags, Purses, and Clutches

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1950s' Vintage Patterns for Dresses & Skirts

Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt

  1. Graceful Dress Pattern
  2. Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt
  3. Marilyn Pencil Skirt
  4. Simple Reversible Vintage Skirt
  5. Enchanting Tulle Skirt
  6. Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt
  7. Polka Dot Skirt
  8. The Perfect Peggy Skirt
  9. Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress
  10. Vintage Heirloom Dress
  11. Vintage Mod Tee Dress
  12. Versatile Little Black Dress
  13. Ladies' 1958 Party Dress Pattern (NEW!)
  14. Sassy Secretary Upcycled Skirt (NEW!)
  15. How to Make a Skater Skirt (NEW!)

Fashion of the 1950s

The Josie Jacket

  1. The Josie Jacket
  2. Vintage High Waist Bikini
  3. Easy Faux Flower Pin
  4. DIY Vintage Belt
  5. Boys Retro Varsity Jacket (NEW!)
  6. Easy Ruffle Apron
  7. The Man Cowl
  8. The Sadie Shirt
  9. Ruffled Floral Apron (NEW!)
  10. Peter Pan Collar Pattern (NEW!)

50s' Style Sewn Hair Accessories

Jackie's Pill Box Hat

  1. Lace Headband with a Bow
  2. Fabulous Flower Ruffled Hair Pin
  3. Roxanne Retro Headband
  4. Jackie's Pill Box Hat
  5. 50's Headband
  6. Birdcage Veil Tutorial

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1950s' DIY Handbags, Purses, and Clutches

Always a Bridesmaid's Clutch

  1. On-the-Go Designer Purse
  2. The Grandview Ruffled Bag
  3. Rope Handbag
  4. Refashioned Placemat Purse
  5. Apple Envelope Clutch
  6. DIY Fancy Lace Clutch
  7. Macaroon Coin Purse Pattern
  8. Spacious Pillow Case Purse
  9. Always a Bridesmaid's Clutch
  10. Retro Travel Bag

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1950s fashion is so iconic, what's not to love? I especially like the hair accessories. That birdcage veil is just gorgeous!

What a great variety of vintage patterns! A lot of these remind me of when I used to watch classic movies as a child. Love it!

The 50s party dress isn't actually a pattern-it's just a review.


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