Just a few of my favorite links and blogs.
Sewing How-To: Grading and Pattern Sizing
How to Resize a Pattern– Sense and Sensibility Patterns
Making Sense of Pattern Grading– Threads
Vintage Pattern Sizing– Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing
Sewing How-To: Technique
Demystifying Sleeve Ease- Casey’s Elegant Musings
Helpful Links for Bust Alterations– Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing
Pattern Alteration– Digitally remastered vintage booklet
Swing Dress Sew-A-Long– Casey’s Elegant Musings. Great step by step for those new to vintage sewing.
Sewing How-To: Vintage Patterns
Dating Vintage Sewing Patterns- Cemetarian
Reading Vintage Patterns- New Vintage Lady
Vintage Pattern Primer– Casey’s Elegant Musings
Working with Vintage Patterns– Threads
Blogs- Mostly vintage and historical costume sewing.
Historic Costume Collections
FIDM Museum and Galleries
Other Lovely Independent Pattern Companies
Colette Patterns– Modern Patterns with a Vintage Twist
Edelweiss Patterns– Inspired by The Sound of Music
Eva Dress– Vintage Reproductions from the 1800s til the 1950s
New Vintage Lady– Plus Size Vintage Reproductions from 1900s til the1940s
Sense & Sensibility– Patterns for Women & Children from the 18th Century to the1940s
Sewaholic– Lovely Modern Patterns Designed for the Pear Shaped Figure
Truly Victorian– Fabulous patterns from the 1830s til1900s.