The trench coat – a vintage piece never out of fashion

You can wear it mostly in Spring and Autumn, it will never go out of style, it’s a fashion statement…it’s the trench coat!

Has its origins in the United Kingdom and it was a standard cold-weather protection for soldiers back in 1917. Now it’s a stylish piece that everybody needs to have in his/her wardrobe.

Designers from Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren presented their fall-winter collections 2014-2015 in which the trench coat has a special place.

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Vintage Trends for Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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Great fashion icons from the 60′s like Penelope Tree, Jane Birkin and Twiggy were muses for the new collections of Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. We are talking about mini-skirts, trapeze dresses, patent Mary-Janes, graphic bobs and pastel colours. … Continue reading

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Free dress patterns

Below you will find a selection of free dress sewing patterns I found online

I found this one on randomlyhappyblog.com:

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Some more free dress patterns

The next one come from mygrowinghome.com:

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You can find the pattern here

The next one comes from mellysews.com:

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The following is a great design with detailed instructions:

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You can download this right here

1950s Free dress patterns

This is a lovely 1950s dress pattern that you can download here

That’s it for now! Feel free to suggest more though and I will add them! :)

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Vintage Sewing Patterns

Here is a collection of my favourite vintage sewing patterns:

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The 1960s featured various trends. It was a period during which many traditions were broken, mirroring the social movements of the time.

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Go-go boots, PVC dresses, shift dresses and other space age clothes were popular.

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Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt, and Courrèges made lovely futuristic dresses. Everybody was wearing psychedelic prints, lots of colours, and groovy patterns.

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In the early-to-mid-sixties, the London Modernists (also known as the Mods) were determining popular fashion for the young British men.

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A rare vintage sewing pattern for a cute dress with an inset midsection and a box pleat skirt. From the 1960s.

It has a fitted bodice with wide inset midsection, bias standing collar and a beautiful A-line skirt with front and back pleats. Short or full length sleeves. Possibility to add belt.

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Free Sewing Patterns

Here is a list of some great sewing projects for which you can find free patterns!

free skirt sewing patterns

 

You can find this lovely free skirt pattern here.

Ironing board free sewing pattern

This one can be found here.

Sewing machine free pattern

 

A free sewing patterns for this sewing machine cover can be found here.

Free mod dress sewing pattern

This is a lovely mod dress for which the free sewing pattern and tutorial can be found right here.

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This is a lovely reversible dress and you can find the sewing pattern for it right here.

This is one of my favourite free sewing patterns:

Mod sailor dress free sewing pattern

So cute! The mod sailor dress… Find the pattern right here.

That’s it for now, but watch this space, as I will be adding more free sewing patterns all every week! ;)

Here are some items from Etsy:

There are some amazing finds in there:

There will be more free sewing patterns coming soon!

Stay tuned :)

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60s Sewing Patterns

Coming soon! :)

Until then, feel free to check out my shop on Etsy:

These are some really cool dresses and other pieces I have found on Etsy:

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Kate Middleton wedding dress

I thought I would feature this ultra-famous dress designed by Sarah Burton (from Alexander McQueen).

The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) wore it at her wedding to Prince William on 29 April 2011.

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Kirribilla FIORE dress

Love this style: combining an elegant dress with a lovely shape that kicks out and a very smart shirt underneath with a lovely round (“Peter Pan”) collar:

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Inspiring! :)

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Vintage 60s Tiziani Coat With Round Collar

Have a look at this new addition to the shop:

Vintage 60s Tiziani Coat With Round Collar Front

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Vintage 60s Tiziani Coat With Round Collar labels

This is a truly amazing and rare vintage 60s mod coat!

Label reads: Tiziani, ALTA MODA PRONTA, Made in England. Size 14

The measurements are:

Bust: 38″
Hips: 41-42″
Length: 36″

Get it HERE

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Mod Dresses

Check out these mod dresses now for sale on Etsy:

Here are some of the best mod dresses I have seen:

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This is a perfect coat and dress suit by Courreges – the lines are simple and precise. I believe this used to be sold in Harrods in the 60s.

green mod dress This is a beautiful green mod dress – I love the detail around the collar and on the sides.

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Do you have more suggestions for mod dresses? Please feel free to contact me and I will add them to the list! :)

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