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

Dressmaking Research

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.

3 Hours Past the Edge of the World

A Cat Among the Pigeons

A Fashionable Stitch

American Duchess

Andi B. Goode

Atomic Redhead

Bridges on the Body

The Broke Costumer

By Gum By Golly

Casey’s Elegant Musings

Chateau De Fleurs

Chez Jenny La Fleur


The Costumers Closet

The Costume Parlour

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion Blog

The Couture Courtesan

Diary of a Vintage Girl

The Dreamstress

Edwardian Promenade

Fashionable Fourties

The Fashionable Past

Fashioning Beau Brummel

Festive Attyre

The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart

Hats from History

History in my Wardrobe

Historical Sewing

How to be a Retronaut

I’ll Take the Snap out of your Garters

Isis’ Wardrobe

The Lady of Portland House

Lisa Loria

Madame Modiste


Miss Emmaline’s Postcards

My Happy Sewing Place

My Vintage Vogue

Natalie Garbett- Maker of Historical Clothing and Costumes

New Vintage Lady

New Vintage Wardrobe

Pintuck Style, Vintage Fashion

Q’s Daydream Vintage

Romantic History

Scene in the Past

Sew Retro

Sew Weekly

Sweet Magnolias Farm

Tea with the Vintage Baroness

This Old Life

Three Hours Past the Edge of the World

Tickety Boo Tupney

Tilly and the Buttons

Time Traveling in Costume

Tuppence Ha’penny

V is for Vintage Blog

The Vintage Traveler

Vixen Vintage

Wacky Tacky


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.

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