So a fun fact about me is that I love vintage stuff. Anything. I will go to antique shops, shows, and auctions and have the time of my life looking at the beautiful old furniture and cast ironwork. The Art Deco decor is my favorite. The geometric shapes were such a modern movement against the Victorian Era where there were trinkets everywhere. Before I bore you with a history lesson, the best part about these shows and antique stores are the antique clothes. I was into vintage clothing and hipster upcycling decor before it was even a trend. I’ve owned a typewriter for about two years now, I collect old books (my prized possession is a first edition Gone With The Wind), I should have been Jane Austen’s best friend, and have a victory garden.
As GMO’s have become rampant in our food since the days of the Roaring 20’s Flappers and the 1940’s fashion, we as a society aren’t as small as we used to be. If you have ever been to the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, then you would know exactly what I’m talking about. (If you haven’t, I highly suggest going there at least once, even if you’re just passing through! There’s a lot of incredible artifacts and displays.)
That’s why this is the best roundup I have ever done. I found LOTS of dresses and other vintage inspired clothing for you (and me) to sew and create so you can live your pin-up fashion dreams. This is a huge mixture ranging from Jane Austen sewing dress patterns, to a Jackie Kennedy inspired DIY hat. Almost anything you can think of is probably on this list somewhere. You’re going to love these easy sewing patterns that have a vintage flair to them.