A few weeks ago I was given some vintage dress patterns by some family friends. They used to belong to their mum who was a dressmaker (I believe she helped make the Queen's wedding dress!) They gave me around 80 patterns and I thought I'd share some of my favourites as well as a few of my very own finds.
How amazing is this Kaftan!!
This might be my next project - I really want to make my own coat!
I tweeted a while ago about the 20 week dressmaking course I'm doing. I'm on week 4 (already) and it is brilliant. Nothing to show as yet - I'm still in the practice/muslin stage of a modern Vogue pattern (though I'd start off easy), trying to get to grips with my very not standard measurements (short and busty strikes again!). But I'll post some updates when things start to look a bit more interesting!