vintage patterns

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vintage Sewing Touches to Your Creative Designs

This is a wonderful way to add vintage touches to your sewing garments. These techniques are from a 1950s sewing guide for White sewing machines attachments. The newer machines also come with attachments so it shouldn't be a problem adapting these techniques with your machine. Get creative and sew away! 

Wouldn't this technique be lovely on a blouse, I have two vintage patterns currently that would adapt well to this technique. The first is a 1950s Advance  pattern where the tucking is used in the yoke area. Add some delicate lace and perhaps a lacy collar for a bit of a Victorian look.

This pattern says 'sew-easy', but it is an unprinted pattern and is not for the faint of heart.
This second pattern is from the late 70s, and in a larger size, bust 38" a very classic blouse pattern with these lovely tucks that would also look beautiful with delicate lace edging.

Have you done the tucking technique to any of your creations? Would love to see what you have done.

Coming up lace insets, until then...cheers!


  1. How very, sweetly lovely! I adore rickrack - it is so cheerful and fun. I'm not a sewer, but am a paper crafter and often use it on my cards and scrapbook pages (the same goes for lace - so I'm really looking forward to the next post).

    Have a gorgeous weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you deeply for your wonderfully lovely comment on my (unexpected!) post yesterday. It really was an inspiring, eye-opening moment for me.

  2. Thank you Jessica! I love custom made cards, the designs are so unique and made special for the occasion.

  3. That last one brings back memories, I used to be fascinated by my mom's patterns and their illustrations.

    1. Love the older patterns, the one above is probably 80s, my favorite vintage is the 30-50s they had wonderful details.

      I made one of the recipe you posted, yummy! The seaweed rolls, good healthy and tasty, thanks, I need to go over and leave a comment for that, just stop all these other distractions ;)