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Link Love: 13 Online Resources for Vintage Sewing Patterns
Love vintage fashion? Then don't miss our round-up of these excellent online sewing resources!
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We all have that one sewing pattern we fell in love with years ago but have long since lost. If you've been mourning the loss of your favorite pattern, don't worry! AllFreeSewing has rounded up our favorite online resources for vintage sewing patterns.
After reading through this page, Link Love: 13 Online Resources for Vintage Sewing Patterns, you will be set for life when it comes to vintage and retro patterns you want to sew.
From online encyclopedias of retro patterns to some of our favorite vintage sewing bloggers, this list of online sewing resources is your go-to source for finding that pattern you fell in love with decades ago.
We've even included a few online stores if you can't resist recreating some of your favorite styles. Don't miss our collection of the best resources for vintage sewing patterns.
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Online Sewing Pattern Collections and Encyclopedias
Vintage Sewing Patterns Wiki Page - This Wiki page has over 80,000 vintage sewing projects and lets you browse patterns by year, type of garment, and brand.
A Few Threads Loose - Blogger Anna Depew posts about vintage and lingerie patterns, as well as sells vintage patterns in her Etsy store. Don't miss her Fabric Encyclopedia that covers vintage fabric terms!
Antique Pattern Library - This non-profit site offers PDF links of sewing, embroidery, crochet, and knitting patterns from the turn of the 20th century.
Where to Buy Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns on eBay - If you're looking for variety and lowest price, eBay is your go-to destination for vintage sewing patterns.
Etsy - Similar to eBay, you can purchase sewing patterns from a wide variety of Etsy stores, which covers vintage sewing patterns for adults and children as well.
Directly from the Company - Several major pattern companies offer reprints of vintage patterns.
*Vintage Patterns from Simplicity
*Vintage Patterns from Butterick
*Vintage Patterns from McCall's
Patterns by Gertie - Blogger Gretchen Hirsch has her own line of vintage-inspired sewing patterns with Butterick. Her designs include cocktail dresses and daywear!
Don't miss her blog, Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing.
Our Favorite Vintage Sewing Bloggers
By Gum, By Golly - Blogger Tasha Moss writes about her experiences working with vintage sewing and knitting patterns. We're in love with her Special Birthday Dress post!
The Crafty Pinup - Blogger Abi Dyson is a lingerie blogger with a flair for vintage fashion. You can follow her blog or find her on YouTube. She's also the Vintage Ambassador for Simplicity!
Don't miss her post on creating this 1950s Inspired Prom Dress!
Sew Different - While English blogger and designer Laura doesn't only focus on vintage, there are many beautiful retro designs on her blog. shows you how to build a vintage wardrobe with a thrifty frame of mind. Just take a look at this beyond stunning '50s Hawaiian Dress With Knotted Shoulders!
Lilacs & Lace - Blogger Laura Mae covers sewing and knitting on her vintage-inspired blog. Don't miss her post on her Rhapsody in Blue dress!
Wearing History Blog - Blogger Lauren covers a huge array of historic sewing patterns, from the Regency Era to post WWII fashion. Check out this post on her Regency Era gown!
Vintage on Tap - Blogger Bianca Santori covers everything vintage on her blog and YouTube channel, including altering vintage patterns. Don't miss her video tutorial on how she made this gorgeous Easter Spring Dress!
Love the 1920s? Then don't miss our collection of sewing projects inspired by the Jazz Age!
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Where do you find your vintage patterns? Let us know below in the comments!
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Jul 24, 2017
What an informative page! I love this archive of so many places to find vintage tutorials!
Jul 21, 2017
this has so many great vintage resources and blogs to check out! amazing!!
Jul 21, 2017
This is awesome to have so many sources for vintage patterns all in one place! Thank you!
Jul 21, 2017
Everything in fashion is cyclical, so it's great to be able to have so many vintage sewing patterns in one convenient place!
Jul 21, 2017
Amazing that you can find all the items you need to craft beautiful vintage style dresses today! I'm obsessed with 1920s style dresses, so I'd be super interested to find patterns from this era.
Jul 21, 2017
I love the Easter Spring Dress by Vintage on Tap. So cute!
Jul 21, 2017
I never knew there were so many great places to find vintage patterns on the web!! I always thought they were kind of a rarity. Thanks for all the fabulous resources!
Jul 19, 2017
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