Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Holiday PDF Vintage Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015 NOW OPEN Remember the blog has moved to http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com Winners receive a six-pattern book bundle. Join the holiday PDF vintage pattern book bundle giveaway 2015 is open to everyone around the world, … Continue reading

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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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Beautiful Free Vintage Crochet Motif Patterns

Old Favorites In Crochet Bedspreads | Lily Design Book 73 | Lilly Mills Company 1954

Lily Design Book 73 has some of the most exquisite vintage crochet pattern designs created during the 1950’s.

My favorite is the Lace Valentine with one of the most challenging center starts  — I’m still trying to figure-out what the instructions are actually directing me to do :(.

Another favorite of mine is Fairy Ring another precious design.

The Lily Mills Company was a North Carolina cotton mill, there doesn’t seem to be much information about the company but of the vintage books and patterns I’ve collected contain some of the prettiest vintage thread crochet patterns around.

Here are several motif patterns from the pattern book you can find the entire book here.

Vintage crochet motif pattern

Traditional Elegance

Crochet Pattern Motif Lily Mills book 73

Textured in Beauty

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage crochet Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif

Enjoy these other Free Vintage Pattern links.

Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns 1942

1940’s Crocheted Hankie Edgings Aprons Slippers Doilies Potholders and More

 

 

 

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Free Vintage Crochet and Knitted Pattern Suggestions With Unlimited Possibilities

Vintage 1923 American Thread Star Journal

Crocheted Suggestions with Unlimited Possibilities

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Knitted Edgings of Fine or Heavy Thread

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Knitted Edging Patterns

Tatting Patterns for the Beginners and the and the More Experienced Needlecrafter

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Tatted Collar and Edging Pattern

Monogram Patterns in Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet

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Tis the Accessories that are so Important Beaded Crochet Handbags and Purse Patterns

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Vintage 20s Bags and Purses

A Dignified Design — Appropriate in Filet Crochet

Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet Chart

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Vintage Filet Crochet Scarf

You can find other patterns from this vintage magazine here.

  • Old Fashioned Patch Work Pattern
  • Buttonhole Stitch Predominates in this Simple Luncheon Set
  • A Dainty Addition to the Trousseau
  • Crocheted Yokes of Unusual Design
  • A Diagram Simplifies Filet Crochet
  • Version of the Sweater – A Blouse and a Jacquette
  • Beautiful Linens
  • Just a Little embroidery is All that is Needed
  • Shaded Lights Add Coziness to Any Room
  • A Trim Appearance Aids the Household Task

Fine Delicate lace type crochet is a passion of mine and Irish Crochet is  a fabulous way to satisfy that craving to prick my finger tips with the steel hook.

Enjoy these vintage Irish Crochet Pattern favorites until next time..Enjoy

1930’s Vintage Irish Crochet Pattern Book

Irish Crochet a Guide for Beginner’s

Free Vintage Pattern Saturday |Small and Large Bust Adjustments | Waist Hips and Thighs

To start the New Year I was going to share some awesome free vintage patterns from my collection and other places around the internet–which by the way I am still going to do.

But, then I thought about the big content splash around the web in-terms of relevant content having to do with improving your dressmaking skills with respect to measuring, alterations and pattern grading of vintage sewing patterns. These sites use vintage techniques when possible–I have gone through many sewing books dating back to the late 1800’s some things are the same now as it was then, what may be different; but the tools needed for many techniques are being refined.

They’ve been in our sewing books all along–but we were not paying attention –didn’t have time, so we stopped finishing seams except with the standard manufactured serger and we’re enjoying getting back to the basic–the quality..

Thinking about what I just wrote–I want couture quality in my sewing that I make for myself and others and on the way there

Remember, vintage techniques used quality finishings

While I consider myself a skillful dressmaker, it’s definitely an area that I find the most interesting and challenging and to fine tune my skills, I sort out blogs that you may or may not know about.

I also have to give credit to Pinterest which has led me to some great resources and Chrome’s translation extensions open the door worldwide sources.

Now while I love sewing up a true vintage treasure and as you know I sell them too, I’ve discovered a gap in the market place–a niche.

So the question is, what if you could buy the vintage pattern of you wanted in the size you needed, requiring minimal alterations? What would it be?

So let’s start there, look at these really great vintage summer designs, I want to know which one you like the best. Taking the poll and commenting — I want to thank you in advance, its appreciated.

When we’re thinking about vintage sizing and wondering why 50’s and 60’s models looked so slim and trim in our personal collections of vintage patterns and magazines–let us not forget–women of that era worn girdles and corsets to make their bodies fit the shape of many styles.

As a matter of fact, I can remember being told to wear a girdle as a girl and on occasion today I still wear firm under-garments to make sure that my lumps and bumps are inc check.

I can’t remember the last time I even wore a pair of pantyhose–I wear stocking with garters and garter belts or the ones with the lace bands.

Now you might ask how does that feel in the summer–well be sure to select your under-garments based on materials suitable for the season. Like cotton bra’s and slips for instance.

Enough rambling checkout this article from Jennifer Valentine | The Body Beautiful, she takes on the subject with an eloquence that I find interesting.

Next and most important step as you know is your body measurements–this is not a task you can do alone and have accurate measurements, I believe as the next blog author that fitting problems can be eliminated before the begin by doing this first step correctly.

The next post by  Marina of Frabjous Couture is just what the doctor ordered, Hip Circumference and Fit for the figure with a tummy/belly or handle-bars or other mid-section imperfections, this is the first of a series of articles on the subject and she leaves us with some homework.

Next we’ll explore a couple of blog contributor’s with something to say about the Bust Adjustment and essential for almost everyone –wait let me just say, ready-made patterns just like shoes come in an average size the standard B cup, well a lot of women either have bust that are slimmer or fuller so how do you make a great fitting bodice.

Since bust adjustments are the most commonly asked question, I’ll devote several different resources to the subject.

Small Bust Adjustments

First we’re going to tackle Small Bust Adjustments which is more difficult to find articles about the subject, but Shannon has taken on the subject with a blog post titled “My Cup Does Not Runneth Over“, take a read if you need to adjust down instead of up.

As you’ll see with this next post on Slapdash Sewist, she takes an approach that most of us use, and that is working at the process until we get the bodice or top to fit the way we want it to.  But her pictures are great and easy to follow when it comes to making bust adjustments for small bust sizes.

Everybody’s familiar with Gertie, well she does a “Small Bust Adjustment Tutorial” for a pattern from her book “Gerties New Book for Better Sewing” and Colette Patterns, I think you’ll find it most useful.

For Us Full Busted Ladies With  C, D, E, F and G Cups

In this next post from Sincerely Yours, I really like the point that Kate makes about the “Full Bust Adjustment” as a milestone event in the sewing life of any heavy chested woman.  The book she recommends is Palmer/Pletsch Fit for Real People an excellent resource for your sewing library.

Back in the day I was 5’/7.5″, the perfect size 12 for my life before age 40, then a perfect size 14 after until my early 50’s. Now in my late 50’s I find that my hips are still a 44″ but my protruding stomach is a nightmare caused by fibroid tumors, gallstones and now ulcers. This next resources would have been a great resource for me.

Another FBA resource is courtesy of Pink Chalk Studios, in her post she shares her experience from a fitting class  at Pacific Fabrics in Bremerton, WA learning the Palmer/Pletsch method of fitting for unique shapes. I wanted to visit that Pacific Fabrics in Bremwnton and didn’t have a chance.

Bra fittings were an annual event during my adolescents, and I continue that tradition today with my daughter and grandaughter. By the way my granddaughter graduates from High School this June, anyway, you will know your true size.

Finally Sew LA Blog, gives a great run-down on Full Bust Adjustment techniques with measurements and all.

Enjoy these Fitting Tutorials and Resources.

Since we’re on the theme of vintage dressmaking–knits were on the rage in the forties and fifties and are still one of the most expensive custom couture fashions today, enjoy these beauties and share an outfit when you knit or crochet one of the patterns. Download this “Free Vintage Pattern eBooks” and enjoy your weekend.

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Introducing the Ninth through Twelveth Days of Christmas Free Vintage Pattern Share

First let me say, that I really need to get better at this Blog writing thing–because this is a post that should have been finished before the end of the year.

Please accept my apology for the delay, I do feel that you deserve an explanation even though I posted the last series of the Twelve Days of Christmas pattern book share on the Facebook page. Honestly it has to do with the joys and family commitments of the holidays.  I truly love that time of the year but I must admit that by the time it’s over I am truly drained.

Now during this time I was working on a Tutu for my granddaughter, and 18 Doll outfits, nine for each girl. Why I didn’t take more pictures rushing to get things in the mail, etc..

But here’s the tutu and one of my favorite doll outfits..

Brooklyn

Tutu for Brooklyn

Dora Outfit Christmas 2013I realize what’s on my small business to do list especially since vintage patterns and sewing a very competitive online sector. The schedule you should begin to see is a weekly blog, in this New Year I’m going to e-commit to keeping to that schedule.

The Ninth Day of Christmas – 1960’s Myart Crochet and Knit Bags

Vintage 60’s Crocheted and Knitted Bags Hats

 

The Tenth Day of Christmas Free Pattern Share – The Loveliest Look in Knitwear | Book 10 Unger

Free Sexy Sixties Featuring Classy Knitted Suits Coats and Dress Patterns

 

The Eleventh Day of Christmas is Finally Here — Enjoy the Hats Mitten and Scarf Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns Galore Ponchos Capes Vest Pullovers and More | Wearable Accessories | Spinnerin 1970’s

 

Finally, the 12th Day of Christmas with Vintage Beading Patterns

Vintage 1900’s Bead Work Pattern Book

 

Finally this post would not be complete unless I added the mystery pattern book give-a-way. The Publisher was Minerva

The title Minerva Men’s Neck Ties Book 33 A

Happy New Year to you and all and thank you for following my blog.

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.

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my gr...

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

The Seventh Day of Christmas | Children Girls Boys Baby Toddler Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Girls Boys Babies Toddlers Free Vintage Knitting Patterns Mary Hoyer Juvenile Styles 1943 | Book 7

Layettes | Hats | Dresses | Sweaters | Cardigans | Bootees | Vest

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

 

The Sixth Day of Christmas |6 Ulmann Pictureesque Hats Free Hand Crochet Patterns

Day Six of Twelve – Vintage Patterns | Picturesque Hats | Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Merry Christmas | Happy Holiday‘s to Everyone,

I would like to thank all of our followers by introducing our Twelve Days of Christmas Free Vintage Pattern Give-Away.

These patterns will be available in our Twelve Days of Christmas Photo Album.

Here you’ll find a picture preview of the books we’ll share during this 12 day period.

Vintage Bernhard Ulmann

Persian Lamb Fez

Sophisticated Breton

Smart Scotch Cap

Snooded Brim Sailor

Perky Snood

Draped Crocheted Turban

Snooded Pill Box

Twisted Braid Hat

Wrap A Round Turban

Hat and Muff Set

 

Don’t forget to check out these links.

1 Virginia Larkin | Crochet and Knitted Doll Patterns

2 Barbours Linen Thread

3 Modern Knitting Magazine

4 Munrospun British Knitting Pattern Book

5 Augusta Crocheted Yokes Pfeuffer