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Free Vintage Sweater Patterns 1960s Chic Ending Week 21

Free Vintage Sweater Patterns 1960s Chic Ending Week 21 You can find the entire Designer Sweaters by Reynolds Continental Collection on blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com. Remember my blog has moved to; http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com/ Be sure to bookmark the new site above. Thanks, Ruby check out … Continue reading

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Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971

Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971 You can find the entire Spring and Summer McCall’s Needlework and Crafts on blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com. Remember my blog has moved to; http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com/ This week you can also find the free vintage pattern version of … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Knitting Pattern Friday – Knitted Classics for Men and Boys

Free Knitting Pattern Book Share

Welcome back everyone–Tis to the week I’ve updated a few pages and added some great content that I want to share with you today.

But first its Free Knitting Pattern Day

I really hope that you’ll like these great old knitting pattern books I want to share. These patterns are for the experienced knitted but anyone is welcome to try on one condition that you share your finished piece with us here or on our Facebook Page.

I don’t share many patterns for men, I’m not sure why but here’s a great vintage book, I hope you’ll like.

249 SC Mens Sweaters

Here they are for the active, the studious and the hobby-minded., ribs, classics, argyle and cable sweater patterns.

Reynolds New Sweater Collection

Pauline Denham Hand Knits for Men

More Vintage Men and Boy’s Patterns

Craftsmanship | Sweaters Vest Cardigan pullover Robe Patterns

30s Vintage Knitted and Crocheted Men’s Neck Tie Patterns

Introducing my new digital store

Here’s where you can buy great PDF reproductions of rare vintage patterns.

Knitting Patterns for Men | Good Shepherd Style Book 335

Vintage Collection of Designer Couture Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company | All Pages Posted

Thank you all for following this series of post about 60’s designer sewing tips by a little known pattern company call Spadea, you can find more about this company’s history here at Fuzzy Lizzie.

The Vintage Traveler took the leap and actually contacted the mother Anne Spadea Combs, and it sounds like a really informative conversation, I think you’ll enjoy it check it out. Take special note that the Duchess of Windsor Collection for really for the Duchesses and that relationship lasted over ten years.

Earlier in this series, I spotlighted the Designer’s featured in this book you can find those post here

But there were other as outlined here;

Alan Graham, Anne Fogarty, Brigance, Ceil Chapman, Charles LaMaire, Charles Montaigne, Dinah Shore, Eguzquiza, Fontana, Harvey Berin, Herbert Sondheim, Lachasse, Leo Narducci, Tina Leser, Mollie Parnis, Nancy Layton, Norman Hartnell,Roberto Capucci, Simonetta, Veneziani, Vera Maxwell. I will outline a few below.

According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki Alan Graham created about ten designs for Spadea, unfortunately I could not find a Biography for Alan.

Anne Fogarty was part of the American Designer Series by Spadea. Wikipedia published an extensive bio, but if you want to see images, check out Fuzzy Lizzie once again provides a nice history and some really nice eye candy to boot. You might want to check out “The Well Dressed Wife” it would make a splendid addition library.

I would now like to focus on Tom Brigance relationship with the pattern publisher, it looks like he created about 12 designs which are illustrated noted on the Vintage Pattern Wiki. Pinterest provides a Gallery of designs by the iconic fashion designer. also checkout Couture Allure for one of his most desirable designs — you’ll find is still in demand today.

Ceil Chapman is another contributor to these classic styles you can see more of those designs at the Selfish Seamstress and a bit of background, Squidoo is also one of my favorite places checkout this wonderful lens on the designs at classic Vintage Old Hollywood Style .

According to what information I could find Charles LaMaire, was a prolific costume designer for some very famous movies such as All About Eve staring my favorite actress Betty Davis. I could talk all day–but check out his works here on Pinterest.

The book Designer Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company is a gold mind of tips and techniques and my copy is securely in my sewing library, but I love to share and you can find every page at my Free Vintage Patterns Dazespast, soon each tip will cataloged by page so enjoy!

The cover image Hat is by my up and coming designer friend Mary over at MaryGwyneth Designs or her Facebook Page.

You can find other articles about the Spadea Sewing techniques by following these links.

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage 1960s

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 18 to 29

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 40 to 53

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 54 to 77 | Pockets to Collar Magic

I’ve written nothing at all about my love of fashion dolls–the dolls are amazing but the doll-sized couture is what makes me go Wow! stay tunes for the best of the best in everything that dresses and furnishes today’s dolls all with a vintage flare.

That’s all for now.

Peace!

Ruby

 

The 8th Day of Christmas | Free Vintage Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Vintage Needle and Yarn Patterns

Here’s a same of the publishers Patterns included with this vintage pattern share.

Columbia Minerva | Crocheted Blouse

Bernat | Cover Dress and Cap

Bernat | His and Hers Scandinavian Print Pullover

Coats and Clark | Cabled Shrug

Pingouin | Crocheted Net Pullover

Reynolds | Three Piece Suit

American Thread | Knit Dickey

Fleisher’s Brick Tweed Suit

Brunswick | Aran Pullover

 

Thanks for checking-out the blog and I hope you enjoy the patterns, Day 9 through 12 will be online Saturday…

Have a blessed New Year.

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Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my great aunt’s death. The work is by relatives in Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1st Day of Christmas Dazespast is Sharing| Vintage Crochet Knitted Doll Clothes

On the 1st Day of Christmas Dazespast is Sharing

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns for Dolls 6 to 17.5 inches | Virgina Lakin

 

1218 Vintage Spadea Pattern

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 54 to 77 | Pockets to Collar Magic

Hi there, how was your week?

Today we had our first snow fall, the thin blanket of snow was beautiful, and I know there lots more to come.

Here’s the next installment of Spadea’s Vintage Collection of Designer How-To’s and Tips covering a range of topics. I’ve decided that I am going to follow behind several other blogger’s and link to the large books on my Google books page because the PDF’s are huge, and I want to make sure that you can print them if you like.

Let’s start with the topic of Patch Pockets, did you know there is a technique to attach them so the sewing is invisible? check out this little secret.

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Patch Pockets

patch pockets

Sewing Patch Pockets continued

sewing weights

Weighty Problems

weights sewing

Weighty Problems continued

How to Resolve Ravelling

Do you have trouble neatly securing the undersides of bound buttonholes, follow Herbert Sondheim has a solution.

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How to Solve Ravelling Problems

French Piping

I am a stickler for fine finishes and beautiful detail and so was Jo Copeland, so let’s learn how Jo handled the application of piping.

Ravelling Problems | French Piping

Ravelling Problems | French Piping

French Piping cont Page 60

French Piping cont Page 60

French Piping continued | Top-Stitching

French Piping continued | Top-Stitching

Top Stitching with a Twist

Taking a cue from Jacques Tiffeau, you can give a custom look to your tailored clothes with some extra-special top-stitching. All you need is some silk buttonhole twist, a little extra effort and the adept use of your sewing machine.

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Top Stitching continued

A Smart Move

Use these instructions to re-cut your pattern to create similar results.

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Moving Armhole Facings

When your zipper becomes a distraction, Harvey Berin the perfectionist shows you how to go beyond the invisible zipper for a truly couture result.

Zippers the Knack

Zippers the Knack

Zippers the Knack cont

Zippers the Knack cont

Zippers the Knack continued Page 66

Zippers the Knack continued Page 66

Zippers the Knack continued Page 67

Zippers the Knack continued Page 67

Avoid Distress with Gussets

There’s nothing worse than having a garment ruined by strain on the fibers — gussets to the rescue.

Let Irene Gilbert shares her wonderful way with fabrics. If you use hand-woven woolens and fine linens which tend to ravel easily, learn how to give special attention to any area of a garment that must withstand unavoidable strain.

Gussets

Gussets

Gussets cont..

Gussets cont..

Gussets continued

Gussets continued

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The Vintage Gussets cont..

The Best Bound Buttonhole – we’ve heard that before.

You may have experimented with the various ways of making bound buttonholes only to find the results disappointing and the couture look you had so hoped to create already lost by a less than perfect buttonhole.

Vincent Monte Sano prefers the two-piece buttonhole describes below.

Bound Buttonholes

Bound Buttonholes

Bound Buttonholes cont..

Bound Buttonholes cont..

Bound Buttonhole cont

Bound Buttonhole cont

Here’s what I think is the trickiest part of the process–that of finishing the underside or facing under the completed buttonhole.

Finishing Bound Buttonholes

Finishing Bound Buttonholes

Collar Magic

You know if you do not own a tailor’s ham, buy one or make one, it is an indispensable tool in my opinion for this technique to give you stellar results.

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..

Look for the link to download the entire book coming soon.

The entire 218 pages of Spadea’s Collection of Vintage Sewing Techniques can be found here.