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lediva
« on: June 25, 2013 09:43:40 PM »

Can anyone point me toward any tutorials for vintage clothing. Mostly skirts please:)

I love sewing & knitting etc so happy I've found this site! Very exciting at all the projects I'll
be creating:)

Am going to a 60s inspired party which is why I'm looking for a pattern.

many thanks.
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013 06:11:30 AM »

If you already have a skirt style in mind, browse through the major pattern companies for something similar to your style. Look at the line drawings, not the photos. The Big Four all have retro patterns.

If you want an authentic pattern, or are not sure what to look for try here http://www.vintagesewingpatterns.com/

I know I don't like to put a lot of time, energy and money into a costume that will be worn once or maybe twice. Party costumes don't need to be 100% authentic in construction details or even designs. All a party costume has to do is capture the flavor or essence of an era. I won first place at a 20's themed New Years Party wearing a black 70's disco dress! The key to that costume was the wig, jewelry and accessories.

Costume for historical recreations or associations are different. The rules for these may require use of specific design or construction elements.
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013 09:52:51 AM »

Hi, me again..

I was researching something else, and stumbled across this 60s fashion slide show

http://life.time.com/fashion/life-looks-at-high-school-fashion-circa-1969/?iid=lf%7Crelated#1

Just thought I'd share
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shilohcoral
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013 10:03:06 PM »

idk when your party is, but you can find 60s skirt patterns that are pretty well priced and you can find the style and such you want. Some patterns on Etsy are $3 or less (so usually $5 after shipping?). Or eBay too.

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lil_abi
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013 11:38:19 AM »

Also, I attack antique malls and antique stores for vintage patterns, and usually snatch them up for $1-5 each.  I have quite the stash of vintage patterns, and while the sizing is very different from my modern figure, I've made quite a few dresses, pants, skirts, and tops for myself as well as my poor, unsuspecting children.  It's a good exercise in alterations, at least!
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