Denver Fabrics Vintage Patterns [offsite link]
A selection of vintage patterns ranging from a Gibson Girl Blouse, Blonde Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe style dress, a smoking jacket, and more.
Sewing Classic Modest Clothing
It can be a daunting task trying to find ready-to-wear modest clothing in catalog or department stores. Home sewing modest apparel that is simple, classic, and elegant can be rewarding as well as affordable.
The Vintage Pattern Lending Library [offsite link]
The Vintage Pattern Lending Library preserves, archives, and replicates historic fashion patterns from 1840 through 1950, vintage sewing publications, and fashion prints of the past.
The historical significance of the hankie, this most unassuming of clothing accessories, a mere square of delicate cloth usually hand embroidered, at times bejeweled by the wealthy, and in its unadorned form and utilitarian use carried in men’s breast or pants pocket cannot be denied.
Vintage Made New Again
Discerning, urbane, refined are words that seem more related to our contemporary understanding of what vintage encompasses rather than labeling an item as old or outdated. Our subjective judgement of what appeals at the moment to our sense of beauty and desire is surely a function of many elements.
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