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http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

 

83,500 VINTAGE SEWING PATTERNS PUT INTO ONLINE DATABASE FROM VOGUE, MCCALL’S, BUTTERICK, AND SIMPLICITY

 

 

Whether you’re an expert costume designer or have ever aspired to sew your own clothes, there is now a website with 85,300 vintage sewing patterns on it, including patterns by McCall’s, Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity, and many others. Because this database of vintage sewing patterns is a collective group effort, the number of patterns on it is constantly growing.

 

Many have fond memories of visiting the local fabric store with their mothers to sift through clothing patterns and remember when the sewing machine was just as much of a staple in the household as a computer is now. If you long to recreate those moments and sew your own clothes, the Vintage Patterns Wiki website has a massive selection of vintage sewing patterns available for you, none of which came after the year 1992.

 

Searching through these 83,500 vintage sewing patterns may sound like a daunting task, but it is actually much easier than you might think. For instance, if you hanker after a particular era of clothing and a style worn by specific people like Elizabeth Taylor or Audrey Hepburn, for example, you can search the database of vintage sewing patterns by decade.

 

Besides searching this online database of vintage sewing patterns by decade, you are also able to browse clothing by designer as well as the type of garment you are interested in, whether it is a dress, bathing suit, jacket, coat, blouse, pants, a costume, or general evening wear. You will even find a section devoted completely to seasonal sewing patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My mom got McCalls magazine when I was a child.  I loved it....cuz there was always a children's story and a paper doll corresponding with the story.  The doll and clothes to cut out and play with.  It's quite possible I still have some of them...tucked away with ancient memories in a box somewhere with a load of other paper dolls.  Why don't they have paper dolls anymore? 

 

MtRider  :)

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58 minutes ago, Mt_Rider said:

Why don't they have paper dolls anymore? 

 

MtRider  :)

 

The liability issue from papercuts???   :24: :engel-smilies-10-1:  :24:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously? Kids today don't have the imagination to play with them. :(

 

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:lol:  papercut liability.....

 

To us, it's a humorous mockery....

 

But to some, it's potential income!  Ugh!

 

As for IMAGINATION....... that's not even a joke.  :(

 

MtRider  :pc_coffee:

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1 hour ago, Midnightmom said:

 

The liability issue from papercuts???   :24: :engel-smilies-10-1:  :24:

 

 

:coffeescreen:

 

I remember my sister & I cutting them out and playing with them.  Awww.... the memories.....

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As a matter of fact, I was thinking about a pattern I made in my Freshman year Home Economic class.  It was a pair of overalls.  Turned out my sister took them over when I outgrew them.  She was still wearing them 20 years later.  Wow.... memories.  ^_^

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I played with paper dolls when I was a kid. I remember we would take the cardboard folders they came in and would make houses out of them for the dolls. I had one that came in a tri-fold folder. I think it was the Andrews Sisters? Not many came in tri-fold folders. Most were bi-fold. We would also take the folders and put them around our 'deeds and money" when we played Monopoly. That way no one could see what we owned or how much money we had...or didn't have. Nice memories.

 

I'm going to check out the patterns. I remember getting a Simplicity pattern and making all of my gowns when I knew I was scheduled for surgery in the 80's. I wore those things for years. I got about six different colors of seersucker and made them all alike.  It was so simple. Just a 'shift' like pattern. Or maybe it was a "sew easy' pattern. I should do that again...

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I was in the store looking at the Simplicity vintage pattern section and some were patterns I still have from high school. LOl.   I guess I'm old enough to be vintage now.

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Paper dolls....I wowed a young girl by drawing paper dolls for her to color and cut out.  She thought I was soooooo clever...….no I am sooooooo frugal!

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When my grand daughter was little she just loved the paper dolls in a magazine I used to get.  We had a blast cutting them out.  Old style fun.

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Yep, that's us....."old skool"...….LOL.....the new 'classic'

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We got a box today..... it reminded me of this thread and your comments about paper dolls... 

 

BTW, my Grandmother taught me to make clothing patterns from old clothes and from scratch, using our measurements, on newspapers and butchers paper. 

 

 

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:lol:    "Use Caution (scissors are sharp)"   ......  :o  REALLLY?  

 

But I remember the delight of free toys on cereal boxed [or inside them], etc. 

 

:(   ....but by the time a kid is old enough to play with small toys in cereal boxes.....or old enough to use scissors to cut out paper dolls or airplanes.......they are too sophisticated for imaginative play.  That's all baby stuff.  They're playing with their electronics by that time.  :( 

 

MtRider   :pc_coffee:

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7 hours ago, Mt_Rider said:

 

:lol:    "Use Caution (scissors are sharp)"   ......  :o  REALLLY?  

 

 

 

:coffeescreen: I knew someone would catch that too.  

 

It is sad they have to put a disclaimer on it. 

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Sad, how stupid people are. 

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What is sad is that legally they have to put that warning on there. Because you know someone will 'accidently' get cut and sue the company for a bazillion dollars...and win.

 

It's a really neat box though! 

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