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lizziew
« on: February 01, 2008 07:33:31 AM »

I am in desperate need of any clothes patterns in the 50's/pin-up/rockabilly style. Does anyone have anything in this style?

I will be making a whole new wardrobe of items in this style, but need some ideas on where to start! Any help is appreciated! xxx
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 12:55:05 PM »

If you are going for authenticity you may want to search eBay. Otherwise, you may want to find newer patterns with profiles that you like and modify them a bit. Rockabilly/Pin-up style is all about fit, especially in regards to pants and high waisted dresses & skirts. the problem you may run into with true vintage patterns is that the sizing is rather confusing, but if you have pattern grading skills you can overcome that problem. If you make anything cool be sure to post it! I love seeing that style on here and it doesn't seem like too many folks are doing it, er at least not doing it right!
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Ashling
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 02:01:29 PM »

I really like McCalls 4444 halter dress pattern.  In fact, I'm using that pattern to make a dress right now!
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lizziew
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 11:27:42 PM »

Thank you jerryleetypes and ashling. x
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008 07:09:30 PM »

I have hundreds of vintage patterns.  I swear on ebay.  Don't even look at the other vintage sites, they are ridiculously expensive. 
The main pattern lines out there have some vintage pattern lines now (Vogue, Butterick, etc)
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008 07:43:39 PM »

butterick.com search for retro
voguepatterns.com search for vintage
simplicity.com search for retro

That should turn you up with some good 1950's styles. to get that poofy skirt look make yourself a petticoat. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210078.0
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