Searching the Pattern Box for inspiration!

Sometimes you just need to take a break from all the “have to do”‘s on your list and just imagine something gorgeous!  Today was one of those clean up days.  Time to sort some dress making patterns back into their packets, but a great chance to dream!  I love having a look through dress making patterns, imagining the material I would use and the changes you could make to make it your own.

1950s-coat-and-skirt-pattern

This great 1950’s pattern from Vogue features a tailored pencil skirt and matching jacket – so chic!

1960s-formal-dress-pattern

This gorgeous pattern from the 1960’s features long and shorter formal dresses with a formal coat to match.

1970s-flared-suit-pattern

From the funky 1970’s, this pant suit could look great in some wild colour combos!

kids-1970s-overalls-pattern

Can’t forget the kids!  I love the flared leg overalls but I doubt my darlings will let me inflict a matching set on them – I can dream!

bill-blass-americana-pattern

One of my favourite pattern series is the American Designers series from Vogue in the 1970’s.  Above is a killer Bill Blass Americana skirt set.

yves-st-laurent-pattern

This pant set pattern by Yves Saint Laurent would create a wonderful disco outfit with the right sparkly fabric.

bill-blass

This glamorous maxi-dress design by Bill Blass would look gorgeous with the right fabric to create the flowing effect.

We’ll be adding more pattern photos to build up our reference library over the next little time period.  We are currently in a bit of a clean-up phase with lots of costumes being sorted from storage.  It’s a busy time of year for us with lots of parties and a lot of bulk orders coming and going.

While it is so busy it is almost impossible for any projects of my own choice.   I can only sort my dress making patterns and dream of the creations I could make, given time and space.  For now, time to muse!

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