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About The Vintage Dressmaker

Historian, Costumer, Designer

The Vintage Dressmaker is dedicated to costume research, history, clothing design and construction in the 1920's and beyond. This blog is a work in progress and will contain information on everything you need to know to create your own historically accurate clothing, including measuring, fitting and detailed construction notes using 1920's drafting methods and tools.

My goal is to utilize this knowledge and research to create and launch my own line of historically accurate clothing patterns of the 1920's in the near future geared towards reinactors, movie costumers and historians interested in accurate period clothing.


Future Pages and entries will cover:

How to design 1920's clothing
What influenced1920's style
Colors used in 1920's design
1920's Corsets and Undergarments
Popular fabrics and notions in the 1920's
Stitching techniques and finishing seams in the 1920's
Taking dress making measurement's in 1920's fashion
Fitting a 1920's pattern
Bias cutting in the 1920's
Draping