Tuesday, 17 January 2012

SO VINTAGE PATTERNS

1950s

If I were to get married all over again, I would love to get hold of an original vintage wedding dress pattern and have my wedding gown made to measure out of my chosen fabric. With this thought in mind, I did a bit of internet searching and found a company called So Vintage Patterns which is based in America. The company ships worldwide and payment is accepted with Paypal, American Express, Visa and Mastercard. So Vintage Patterns has over 4,000 vintage dressmaking patterns to choose from, all divided into easy-to-find sections. The company also supplies instructions as to how to re-size  patterns. If you are looking for a particular designer, era, style, etc.  let them know and they will check their stocks or look out for it on your behalf. Prices vary depending on each particular pattern, but at the end of the day you will be going down the aisle in a real 'one off' wedding gown, vintage in style, fitting like a glove and in the fabric of your choosing.  You can find the So Vintage Patterns website HERE

To give you an idea, I have selected a few examples of So Vintage Pattern's bridal dress patterns to buy from the Wedding Bridal Patterns above and below: 

1940s

1950s
1930s

1930s

1960s

1960s

1950s

1960s

1940s

1940s

1930s

1950s

For tips on how to re-size a vintage pattern, please see HERE, and for how to work with unprinted vintage patterns, please click HERE.  It doesn't have to stop at the wedding gown, you could buy a vintage coat pattern to make a wedding coat...

1950s fitted coat

1950s flared coat

1960s Evening coat

1950s Princess coat



Next stop....to find a good fabric shop (possibly vintage), and a great dress maker!

1 comment:

  1. Such fabulous designs from the oh so stylish bygone years. I love vintage patterns and have a collection of 1950s & 1960 dress and coat patterns that I one day hope to learn to resize and make at least one thing, as we all need a little piece of vintage glamour!

    Etsy often has vintage patterns and even Ebay but I love the sound of So Vintage Patterns actaully searching by era and designer.
    Zoe
    x

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