I’ve collected a few different vintage sewing patterns lately (and knitting patterns too, but that’s another story), but I’ve felt a bit intimidated about sewing them up. I hope to get a few more good contemporary patterns sewn up, so I’ve got a better idea of how things go together. The main thing about the vintage patterns that scares me is the (possible) lack of directions. Patterns today, especially the indie ones, tend to have pretty good directions, and then with the indies, you have things like sewalongs that go into SUCH DETAIL that you almost can’t go wrong. From what I can tell about vintage patterns, this is not the case.
Funny story – I’ve been so intimidated about this that I haven’t opened up any of the three patterns above!
My personal pledge for this year is simple: to sew up one of my vintage patterns! I have the three shown above, plus a 70s raglan-sleeved collared shirt that I can’t find right now.