Vintage fashion admires be prepared to rejoice! There is some rather exciting in-vogue breaking news involving you and your handy sewing machine. Today, over 83,500 vintage sewing patterns are accessible online thanks to the website, the Vintage Patterns Wikia. Indeed, practically every fashion style up to the year, 1992 is represented in the virtual catalog. The fashionable patterns include everything from iconic feathered looks dating back to the Roaring Twenties as well as famous floral tops and the popular bell bottom hems of the 1970s. Of course, other well-known wardrobe staples of yester years are prominently featured too.
The updated clothing pattern database is meant to be a resource that not only exemplifies fashion throughout the years, but communicates its historical context by demonstrating what colors, silhouettes, textures, and embellishments were prevalent in certain decades. Not only is this the place for those who appreciate vintage couture, but it's an education hub for designs and costume makers who are excited to get their sewing needles bobbing.
The website promises that anyone can edit their sewing patterns that date back at least 25 years. On the site, you can do everything from, "browse vintage dress patterns, and completed vintage sewing projects, explore amusing illustrations and ogle classic movie stars."
Upon visiting the database, you'll be able to browse patterns based on the various garment types. They are categorized by dresses, bathing suits, blouses, pants, costumes, evening/formal attire, coats, and jackets. More so, you can browse the retro patterns by brand as well. Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue, McCalls, and Advance sewing brands are all represented.
Whether you're planning to recreate a style from your favorite fashion time period or are simply interested in the history of clothes, this is a plentiful place to start. Now all that's left is picking a pattern.