There are so many ways for creative sewers to be inspired by designs, patterns, and notions from decades past, when elegant details and fine construction methods were a part of every seamstress’s knowledge base. Fortunately, Marlene Blessing, Interweave’s multitalented editorial director for jewelry and beading publications, wrote Vintage Modern, a fantastic feature article in Stitch Spring 2010 (our current issue), to pave the way. Marlene’s article walks you through myriad ways to explore the treasures of vintage sewing, from patterns to alteration basics for garments, with terrific resource links for vintage fabric, patterns, notions, and inspiration.
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