Links to Pattern Resources

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Links to Pattern Resources

Post by Rosemaryr » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:01 pm

This will be a collection thread with links to online resources with clothing/garment/other patterns that can be used in MD.
I will add any new offerings to the list in this first message, so you won't have to read the entire thread for all of the links.

As a reminder, to use images as a source for patterns, create a new rectangular pattern piece, and apply the pattern image as the texture. You then can trace over the image to make your patterns.
Also remember, MD allows easy editing of patterns. Don't be afraid to experiment with alterations! Lori will be sure to help you with that topic, if needed! :lol:
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BurdaStyle's online collection http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store Chiefly shows the finished garments in line form. But they can be a great guide to laying out your patterns. Mostly modern styles.
The Costumer's Manifesto http://www.costumes.org/index.php/Advic ... tern_links Loaded with links! You could get lost in here. Covers historical, fantasy, modern etc. For specific time periods, check this page: http://www.costumes.org/index.php/Histo ... sthistpage
TudorLinks Free Patterns http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/free ... index.html Victorian/Edwardian men, women and children's garment. From original patterns, these patterns may take some study to get usable information for MD use.
Weekend Designer blog http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/ An older blog, but still useful. Check the 'Archive' links in the right-hand column.
Modern Sewing Patterns http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog.html As it says... modern garment.
German site with medieval patterns http://www.marquise.de/de/1400/howto/index.shtml As specified, the site is in German, but the 'Schnitte' (patterns) are pretty straightforward, and the small illustration show the finished garment type.
Folkcostume Blog http://folkcostume.blogspot.in Long-running blog, showing ethnic/folk costumes, their construction, and embroidery techniques. Very informative!
Polish Renaissance re-enactors sitehttp://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/PolArtC ... eapons.htm Polish/Eastern European and Turkish garments from late Medieval to early Renaissance periods analyzed.
Armour Archive Patterns http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/ Originally meant for re-enactors to make their own armour, these pattern *can* be used in MD. I have made 'armour' using very stiff material settings.
Portugeuse language site http://moldesdicasmoda.com As stated, in Portugeuse, but with fairly clear image diagrams. Mainly modern garments, with an emphasis on how to alter a sewing block/sloper to create a new look. Good learning experience.
Portugeuse language site http://mmodelista.blogspot.com/ Another site showing alterations to a sewing block/sloper to create another look. Check the Archive (Arquivo) section on the right-hand side.
The Cutter and Tailor forum http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/ A **professional tailoring/seamstress's** site, not for the faint-of-heart, **but** is a rich resource of patterns for men and women's garments. Lots of patterns, but you'll have to dig a bit to access them.
What We Did When the Power Went Out http://sewinginwalden.blogspot.in Patterns and pattern-making diagrams from the Victorian/Edwardian era.

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And of course, there is Pinterest....
Just type in "sewing patterns" plus any sub-set you may prefer: men, women, historical, etc.

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I have started my own collection of 'inspirations' that might tempt you, mostly sorted by era:
https://www.pinterest.com/rosemaryr94901/
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Re: Links to Pattern Resources

Post by MorgaineChristensen » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:52 pm

Thanks, Rosemayr!

You always have some really great stuff, especially on costuming and ethnic clothing! I have always enjoyed your work and taking the time to share with the rest of us!

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Re: Links to Pattern Resources

Post by Rosemaryr » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:49 pm

Thanks, Morgaine! I've added a few more to the list....enjoy!

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Re: Links to Pattern Resources

Post by LoriGriffiths » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:19 am

Thank you Rosemary. These are valuable links.

UPDATE Dec 2018
I use this site all the time for historical patterns.
https://archive.org
Search in the book section for terms like "dressmaking" and "garment cutting". There are tons of books here from the early 1900's.

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