Wiki Has Released Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Online For Download


Like sewing? Well you’ll love this news: the Vintage Patterns Wiki has released more than 83,500 patterns of pre 1992, out of print patterns for all to use.

The browsable collection runs the gamut from Dynasty-inspired pussy bow power suits to Betty Draper-esque frocks featuring models in white gloves to an 1895 boys’ Reefer Suit with fly-free short trousers.

Visitors can narrow their search to focus on a particular garment, designer or decade. If you click these links, you can see patterns from the following decades: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

The movie star collection is particularly fun. (Flattering or no, I’ve always wanted a pair of Katharine Hepburn pants…)

  1. 1920s

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    I really wish people would stop sharing this without the word PATTERN ENVELOPE. There are no actual patterns it is just scans of the envelope covers…which is a great research resource, but NOT THE ACTUAL PATTERN. As you can tell this is very frustrating and smacks of false adverting, which is obviously not your intention.

  2. 1930s

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  3. 1940s

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  4. 1960s

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  5. 1950s

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  6. 1970s

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  7. 1970s

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  8. 1980s

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  9. 1990s

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  10. You can also sort by garment type. You'll find everything from lingerie to raincoats, wedding dresses to maternity wear, all with vintage flair.

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  11. You can also sort by garment type. You'll find everything from lingerie to raincoats, wedding dresses to maternity wear, all with vintage flair.

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  12. You can also sort by garment type. You'll find everything from lingerie to raincoats, wedding dresses to maternity wear, all with vintage flair.

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  13. You can also sort by garment type. You'll find everything from lingerie to raincoats, wedding dresses to maternity wear, all with vintage flair.

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  14. Even rapper MC Hammer makes an appearance, with his famous harem pants.

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      1. It is a site for people who are selling vintage sewing patterns to put links to the places they are selling the sewing patterns. It was created to do that. There aren’t any sewing patterns to download. The title of this blog is VERY misleading!

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