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26-01-2006
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Dressmaking Patterns
I think this thread is in the right place

It was to ask if anybody knows of any online stores who sell dressmaking patterns? And who also ship to the UK - if they are not already based there.

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26-01-2006
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sure...

i belive the mcall patterns co owns the main pattern names: mccalls, vogue patterns, butterick, and something...

www.mccall.com

but in all honesty, 90% of the patterns are targeted at a middle-class mature crowd so they are quite passe.

a word of advice, you can find amazing vintage patterns on ebay, but they're harder to work with, they don't have markings on them...

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If you buy paterns just buy basic simple patterns. When you start to understand the patterns it is really simple to make changes to the pattern and make the garment look how you want to make it look.... Or buy dressform that is your size... If you're doing clothes for you're self...

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Cynthia Rowley does patterns for Simplicity: http://simplicity.com/index.cfm?crit...135&StartRow=1

the site also has patterbs by Built by Wendy - (do a search .. I can't seem to get a link to all patterns..)

Another pattern site : http://www.betsyrosspatterns.com/patterns.html

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Basically looking for an update on what the original poster asked / if anyone knows anywhere online/in the world, where I can buy vintage patterns, particularly from Cristobal Balenciaga/his contemporaries?

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