1930s Printed Fabrics

All About 1930s Printed Fabrics

Throughout recent years, we often see a revival of fashions from decades gone by, and although the 1930s may emerge again within the next few years, it is often a forgotten era. The best way to be able to wear 1930s-style fashion is to sew it yourself. Here at The Vintage Pattern Shop, we can provide the first steps to doing it, by selling patterns and fabrics from the 1930s to get you going. Today we’re going to focus [...]

1950s Vintage Knitting Pattern

All About our 1950s Vintage Knitting Pattern

During the 1950s, it was usual for people in general to knit their clothes by hand. In this era, clothing was made to stand the test of time. Rather than disposing of items with holes, people would knit them back up, or unpick them to knit into something new. If you make the choice to knit your own clothing these days, you see the true worth of the garments you make, helarding against the throwaway fashion culture created by [...]

Men’s Vintage Sewing Patterns

Men’s Vintage Sewing Patterns Through the Ages

Here are The Vintage Pattern Shop, as well as an extensive selection of patterns for women, we do also cater to men. Our patterns tend to range from the 1930s to the 1960s, so today we’re going to offer an overview of men’s fashion through the ages. Then you can browse your favourite styles within our men’s vintage sewing patterns collection. 1930s The 1930s epitomised the idea of the triangular silhouette for men’s bodies, achieved by certain garments and the way [...]

Vintage Fabrics

All About Our Vintage Fabrics

At The Vintage Pattern Shop, we not only provide our customers with the patterns themselves but also stock a variety of reproduced vintage printed fabrics for you to buy online. Sewing with these particular textiles on offer will allow you to preserve the authenticity of the look you are creating, whilst giving you the creative freedom to use your imagination. You can feel free to experiment with various elements, perhaps using vintage ribbon or antique linen to mix and [...]

Vogue Vintage Sewing Patterns

All About Vogue Vintage Sewing Patterns

When it comes to vintage sewing patterns, you are exploring fashion through the ages. A big part of how fashion evolves also comes down to the wider parts of the industry, such as fashion magazines, which bring big designer brands into the mainstream vision. Today, we’re going to highlight the collection on our website that is inspired by arguably the biggest fashion magazine around: Vogue. Vogue Magazine Over a century old, Vogue began its life in Britain in 1916 as a [...]

1960s Vintage Fashion

1960s – The decade that broke the fashion rules!

The Vintage Patterns Shop love the history of fashion and as we look at the 1960s vintage sewing patterns, we will see an era that really pushed and influenced new fashions and new ideas.  Popular culture, such as music, film and television where there for all to see like never before. The previous decade had seen the television become a standard everyday item in people’s homes, and as a result, 1960s sewing Patterns 1960 fabric patterns was influenced by [...]

The Most Iconic 1980s Vintage Sewing Patterns

The Most Iconic 1980s Vintage Sewing Patterns

The 1980s is known for bold patterns, bright block colours, and – of course – shoulder pads. The age of the power suit, it was a time where women were able to reclaim their femininity and assert their role in the workplace, as well as be physically comfortable. Today we’re going to look at some other iconic styles of the 1980s, including some that you may think are not as obvious. Bodysuits A bodysuit gives a slim silhouette, and was a [...]

1930s Fashion

The fashion decade of the 1930s – Patterns to Sew

Although the 1930s saw a lot of difficulties resulting from the aftermath of The Great War, it also saw a lot of changes and styles, based on a fast paced ever changing world.  In quick succession, things were becoming obsolete, and new ideas and technologies were being adopted.  For example, in the 1920s, the corsets popularity as a fashion garment, and it’s being regarded as a ‘must have’ item, started to die off so that by the 1930s the [...]

1970s Fashion

Classic Style Ideas From The 1970s

When you’re looking to create a look from the 1970s it can be easy to fall back on stereotypical items. However, when you’re creating vintage items from original patterns, you want your outfit to say ‘fashion’ rather than ‘fancy dress’. Today we’re going to look at some style ideas that include classic outfits from the ‘70s that will still fit well with modern life. Casual Jeans The comfort of staple blue jeans was born in the 1970s, and you would see [...]

1950s Fashion

An Overview of 1950’s Patterns

The 1950’s were a time of ongoing recovery for people all over the world.  Those born during the second world war rightly felt something good had to come from what had past, and those born after were happily unaware of how difficult those times were. These varied experiences all mixed up in one lifetime of people produced new fashions and new styles that were both beautiful and different.  Those that felt they had enough of loss and deprivation were [...]