Author - Hannah Greenwood

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress Pattern for Your Big Day in the UK

If you’re planning a wedding in the UK, choosing the perfect dress pattern for your big day is an important part of creating that perfect look. With so many options available to brides-to-be from vintage tea length dresses to A-line gowns or figure hugging fishtail shapes, it can be daunting picking out just one style. To help make sure you make the right decision for your dream wedding, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to finding the wedding dress [...]


A Comprehensive Guide to Vintage Sewing Patterns: Everything You Need to Know About Vintage Sewing Patterns

What are Vintage Sewing Patterns and How Do They Differ From Modern Patterns? Vintage sewing patterns are a great way to add a unique and special touch to your wardrobe. They are based on the designs of clothing from earlier times and can be used to create something timeless and stylish. Vintage sewing patterns differ from modern patterns in terms of style, size, shape, material, and technique. They often require more time and skill than modern patterns due to their [...]


Vogue’s Classic Sewing Patterns: A Comprehensive Guide

You are going back in time when you explore the fashions through the ages using vogue sewing patterns. A significant contribution to technology development is also made by more peripheral aspects of the industry, such as fashion publications, which are responsible for popularising well-known designer labels among the general public. Highlighted below is the collection on the website motivated by what is widely considered the most influential fashion publication: Vogue. Vogue Magazine Vogue, which has been around for over a century, [...]


Sewing Patterns For Sale

Where to Get Your Sewing Patterns Sewing patterns are a way to make it easier for you to create the clothes that you want. They are a guide that tells you what to do and how to do it. Patterns can be purchased, or they can be acquired for free. If you sew, then sewing patterns will make your life easier. A sewing pattern is a paper pattern which is used as an outline for the construction of clothing and other [...]

Traditional sewing patterns

Vintage Clothing Patterns

Vintage sewing patterns are more than just a trend and they are an important part of our history and culture. They have been around for hundreds of years and they continue to be popular today. If you are interested in sewing, you should consider buying vintage & traditional sewing patterns as we provide some of the best quality and most interesting designs that you will find. Vintage sewing patterns are sometimes referred to as collectables since they are a [...]

Sewing by hand

Sewing Without a Machine

Sewing clothes on your own is not a new thing. Sewing clothes by hand has been done for centuries, and it is still being done today. The only difference is that now we have sewing machines to make the process easier and faster. The sewing machine was invented in 1846 by Walter Hunt, but it wasn’t until 1857 that Elias Howe patented a design that would make the sewing machine more efficient. But sewing by hand is a fun and [...]

Children's Vintage Sewing Patterns

Our Children’s Sewing Patterns

Vintage fashions are not just for adults. Young styles were just as exciting and fun to wear. So, if you’re looking for some old-fashioned fun with your little one or a new project, take a look at our sweet vintage children’s sewing patterns. We have a wide range of everyday wear and dress-up designs that can be worn for play or fun with friends. In addition, our vintage baby and child range comes in various sizes for all age groups, [...]

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The Perks of Using Vintage Sewing Patterns

Years ago, the only way to get your hands on vintage sewing patterns was to go to old bookstores or try your luck at garage sales. With the growing popularity of everything old-school, it’s now easier than ever to find antique patterns. Sewing with the authentic vintage pattern is a delightful experience and a great approach to reconstructing the past’s distinctive details and flattering patterns. They do, however, appear and read very differently than the commercial patterns we use today. As [...]


“Make Do and Mend” – How War Time Created a Boom in the Fashion & Sewing Industry

“Make Do and Mend” – How War Time Created a Boom in the Fashion & Sewing Industry It was a time for rationing, and fashion was no exception. During the Second World War, people were forced to ration food, clothing, and everyday necessities. With only 66 coupons per year for clothing, fashion became a costly luxury, often each item requiring a high number of coupons to purchase. It was easy to become disheartened by the lack of resources. As coupon [...]


How to Follow a Sewing Pattern

Here at The Vintage Pattern Shop, we share our passion for vintage clothing, offering the ability to reproduce authentic vintage pieces with original vintage sewing patterns and textiles. It can take years to become an expert seamstress or tailor and, in many social realms, creating a garment is a work of art. Fabric is a versatile creative medium to work with, offering endless possibilities and a unique form of self-expression – whether worn by the designer, client, or consumer. Sewing [...]