Sewing Patterns Based on Vintage Clothes

Posted by CraftFoxes Staff on Nov 10, 2011

Vintage clothing patterns are one way to get a classic look in a new outfit. But if you've got a vintage piece you want to adapt into something new consider using the rub-off method, which is pattern-maker Steffani Lincecum's go-to technique. Got an A-line skirt that fits like a glove but can't find anymore like it? Via pinning and tracing, you can make your own patterns inspired by favorite garments or you can add a few trendy variations. See Steffani's examples in this gallery.

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Watson-Guptil Publications

With the rub-off method, touching up a blouse offers more options than a bag of jellybeans. The pattern for this shirt was inspired by a 1940s vintage silk blouse. By transforming dated pleats into simple darts it goes from office-wear to night-on-the-town almost instantly.

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