Grab your little black journal book, a disappearing ink pen, and get ready to learn how to unravel the secret code of vintage patterns. We will be looking at a wide range of unprinted patterns from the 1870’s through the late 1940’s, to develop a decoding book of terms and symbols that should get you quickly on your way to stitching up historical garments.
This series presumes that you have not used an original vintage pattern before, and also that you may not be familiar with sewing terminology. My apologies to those more advanced sewers who may already be well versed in the areas discussed. Hopefully you’ll learn something new along the way.Continue Reading