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Free Sewing Patterns

Free sewing patterns from all around the world! If you want to use a pattern that’s not in your language, try opening the site in Google Chrome or Google Translate to get a machine translation. And be sure to bookmark the page as new patterns will be added. Women’s clothes…

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Nani Iro

New Book: Nani Iro Sewing Studio

I have been an admirer of Nani Iro fabrics for years, so I was delighted to have a chance to look into this book. It includes style ideas, explanations of how to cut the fabric and sew the garments, and the pattern pieces themselves. You have to trace these out…

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Replacing a Coat Lining

I’ve been meaning to write about replacing a coat lining for months–I’m either very late, or very early! J has a now-vintage winter coat from Structure (the former men’s line from Compagnie Internationale Express) that has held up to much abuse over the years. The lining finally gave out though…

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vintage sewing patterns

In the Shop: Sewing Patterns

Vintage Sewing Pattern Roundup–Etsy Sale Edition Growing up with a mom who sewed, I developed a love for patterns early in life. Sitting at that little table in the fabric store, flipping through the big books from Vogue and McCall’s, imagining the possibilities, I waited for the sales to scoop…

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