A really, really super brief post: I’ve been looking high and low for what I think of as a ‘bog standard’ day dress pattern. I’m suspecting that something later 40s or 50s would work for me, as I like longer and fuller skirts. Let’s say “alice, rabbit hole, down” and leave it at that? Anyway, a morning when I should have been working has left me with a big old pile of links that I want to share and at a future point add into a very helpful ‘widget box’ for vintage pattern sources. In the meantime, for your enjoyment and perusal.
- Vintage British Patterns; actual vintage patterns at a fairly reasonable cost. Not sure what ‘unprinted’ means!
- Mrs Depew Vintage Etsy store: digital (yeeha!) patterns.
- Eva Dress Patterns: more vintage patterns, although not digital.
- Vintage Pattern Lending Library: not entirely sure how it works but again, actual vintage patterns.
- Decades of Style: printed patterns with one or two digital downloads. Oh how I love digital patterns.
- Wearing History: some really cute 30s and 40s patterns, one or two digitals.
- Reconstructing History: patterns from all eras with some very unfortunate illustrations on the covers. I’m sure the patterns are fine.
And now I have to run and paint, quickly. Another house bound afternoon with grumpy five year old darling beckons.