Vintage Patterns

Dressmaking From Vintage Patterns

We've lots of vintage dressmaking patterns you can copy and we'll help you adapt the size.

Level: Improver

Classes needed: 4-10

Which Stitch Classes to attend: Complete this project in our weekly Sewing & Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!


  • Choose a pattern during your first class here (ask teacher at start of class). Then with our help you'll make a copy pattern and adjustt to your size & work out what fabric and notions to bring for class 2. You may choose to make a calico mock up first before making in good fabric, or use cheap fabric for your mock up as it may turn out well!
  • Bring an extra project to your first class in case preparing your pattern takes less than whole class.
  • Bring £1.50 for any pattern paper used to trace off our patternwear thin trousers (with few or no pockets) or leggings and a vest top for making clothes so we can fit the pattern to you and/or take full measurements & wear the bra you would wear with final garment to each class
Email us HERE with any pre-class questions