Sewing Vintage at Sew, Mama, Sew!
The folks at Sew, Mama, Sew! kindly asked me to write up an article on sewing vintage as part of their Make It, Wear It month. Of course I was totally intimidated to write up something since I don't consider myself an expert and I didn't know exactly what wisdom I had to share. So instead of playing the role of expert, I just wrote something that would help the person who is afraid of tackling sewing vintage. I hope that it inspires anyone who has even a little interest in busting out those brittle sewing pattern envelopes to take to machine with confidence!
Here's a few more tutorials that are more in-depth and have been helpful to me:
- Casey's Vintage Pattern Primer
- Gertie's Guide to Pattern Sizing
- Gertie's Three Essential Alterations for Vintage Patterns
- Thread's Working with Vintage Patterns (highly recommended!)
The last tip I should have included in the Sew, Mama, Sew! article:
Be part of a community! Read vintage sewing blogs and take it all in! I need to update this list and add the other blogs I've started reading, but it should be a good place to start.