I SO want to take up sewing with vintage patterns after discovering that it’s actually possible to find patterns from the 1930’s on the internet (reproductions as well as originals). My heart beats an extra beat when I see them, the designs are often just amazing!
However, before I buy one of them (they’re not cheap!) I’d like some advice on sizing.
I’m right in between two sizes (according to the old sizing system). If that was the case with modern patterns I’d go for the smaller size (they always come out too big otherwise) but I’m not sure with vintage patterns.
Does anyone have any experience with vintage patterns? Do they run smaller than modern patterns, or the same (I’m talking bust & hip-measurements here, not the actual size-numbering)?
Did they add more or less or the same amount of ease back then?
If I have to buy patterns of the wrong size, is it easier to grade up or down?
And does anyone have any other good advice for a beginner in the vintage pattern-world?
I’d be greatful for any information! Thanks!
The august/September 2014 Threads issue has a good article on fabric shopping in NYC.
i saw something similar but i dont remember where :D
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