Ever remember a wonderful piece of clothing you made and wondered what happened to the pattern? Ever find an old pattern and find some of the pieces missing?
Vintage Sewing Patterns
If this has happened to you, a search of the Internet can help you find old patterns for sale. It can be interesting to see patterns come into view that was made years ago. If you have the company name, perhaps know the year the pattern was purchased and/or the pattern number you can do a search and find them for sale.
A pattern that cost $1.75 was an expensive pattern in the day says around the 1970s. But for that price, a pattern would make 5 different outfits once completed. Dress, slacks, top, blouse, skirt it had everything.
Another old dress pattern from the late 70s or 80s that would have sold for three dollars had several ways to make the dress useful for day or evening by using long or short sleeves and two different necklines.
Sewing Patterns For Kids
Using patterns for young children in order to save a little money is worth the effort. Many of your children’s clothes can be home made especially when they are under 4 years of age. Children as young as 10 can learn to use a sewing machine and this can be a satisfying hobby that might lead to practical use especially for a young lady. Making your own clothes might make you the envy of your peers and certainly, if you make your own prom gown it will be one of a kind.
Winter coats are not any harder to make on your sewing machine than making a dress or a pair of shorts. Pattern directions are usually very clear and easy to follow. Halloween costumes can be a big hit at a fall party. You can choose famous movie or cartoon characters for any age child. Sewing special Christmas dresses and making your own decorations is another fine way to keep that holiday spirit alive.
Dress Sewing Patterns
Brides often choose to have their gowns sewn by a seamstress but with the right pattern, the gown can be made by the bride or someone else in the bridal party. Veils and other headdresses can be hand sewn. Dress patterns for bridesmaids and flower girls are plentiful and letting the ladies and the child help pick out the pattern and fabric can be a fun way to share in your big day.
Sewing patterns for beginners can be a good way to make an individualized gift for a new baby. Bibs, dresses, pillows, blankets, bath towels are just some of the patterns available in fabric stores. If you are expecting a baby finding patterns to make the curtains or items for the crib help you get just the right theme and color for baby’s special room.
Sewing is a pleasurable pastime and can save you money. Just look for those sale fliers and check out the discount and outlet fabric stores for all your sewing needs.