Vintage patterns

A dress from 1941 take II

A great advantage of having a stash is that when you suddenly realise that you absolutely urgently need another dress like the one you just made but lighter, with a wider skirt and in red - you have just the fabric for it. 😀 This is viscose of medium density: it is quite heavy, so… Continue reading A dress from 1941 take II

Vintage patterns

A dress from 1941

This is a dress from the May 1941 issue of Beyers Mode für Alle magazine - Germany. I don't have the actual magazine, just the pattern sheet. I bought one issue of this magazine and it came "complete with all the pattern sheets" - oh joy, they are so rare. But it turned out to… Continue reading A dress from 1941

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Sewing without fitting – ramblings with pictures

I hardly ever do any fitting, yet my garments fit the first time, whether I sew for myself or for others. This is not because I am so exceptionally talented - I am not. This comes with the pattern drafting method that I practice. I studied bespoke pattern drafting and couture tailoring in the Netherlands,… Continue reading Sewing without fitting – ramblings with pictures