Fashion find: Buy over 85,000 original vintage sewing patterns

Brace yourself sewing fans: We’ve stumbled across a treasure trove of classic vintage dressmaking patterns that could revolutionise your home-sewn wardrobe.

A new wiki page has created a hub where over 85,000 out-of-print, pre-1992 patterns are available to purchase directly from their listed sellers.

From stylish ‘60s swing coats to psychedelic ‘70s kaftans to fun 1920s flapper dresses, there are more classic designs than you can poke a sewing needle at.

You can search by decade, by pattern maker or by garment type - you'll find everything from raincoats to wedding dresses. You can even search for Hollywood inspiration (Audrey Hepburn little black dress anyone?). 

With the database expanding as new sellers join the community if the design you covet isn't here, there are plenty of friendly forum members ready to point you in the right direction.There are also plenty of handy tips from seasoned sewing enthusiasts which will help those looking to give a modern twist to their favourite retro look.

Here are just a few of the patterns we've fallen back in love with that are available to buy right now.

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