If you use pinterest you probably know that its full of inspiration and highly addictive… it’s like inspiration crack!
At least that’s how I feel about it when I realize its at 3am in the morning I am still looking at vintage sewing patterns daydreaming about making similar things.
I may not have the patterns but you can get more great ideas by looking at patterns from your favorite fashion era…
Above (1961): How fabulous is the lady on the left with that contrasting collar? a very interesting detail! original pattern link
Above: Besides the fact that I want to BE the girl on the right (the whole outfit) I really like the round stand collar on the girl on the far left, as well as the trim around the waistline. Also I love the way its styled with a brooch in the picture. original pattern link
Above: I really have to make myself a shirt dress! The styling on the envelope of this one is a lot more fun and sassy than the pastel ones Betty Drapper wears in mad men! I LOVE the way the artist rendered the dress on the right. If I ever find black scallop trim or lace I will have to buy it! original link
Above: Another feminine early 60s look! I love pretty much anything with those pleats! Above (c1961): original link
Above: I love that bow detail on the neckline of the green dress. I may have to try adding that detail to a dress I make. original link
Above: I NEED a dress like the one on the left (with that kind of collar)! original link
Above: WHY haven’t I made a shift dress with bell sleeves yet? original link
Above: I rarely encounter anything with scallops that I dont love! original link
Above: So much that I love going on here. Cute collar with matching bow original link
Above: Amazing late 60s look! original link
Above: I adore view c with the collar/bow and sleeve bows original link
Above: Late 60s goodness. I love the contrasting yoke! original link
Oh and one more thing I bought THIS on my last shopping trip :)…