free vintage and retro dress sewing patterns, separates, lingerie and accessories

This post was last updated and links checked on 5/6/2020

 For all of my fellow frugal crafters out there, I've collected a bunch of vintage or vintage-inspired free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns for you! I find new patterns all the time so this list will be updated constantly, so do check back!

If you posted a free pattern to share that isn't listed here, please leave a link in a comment below.  Also check out my free vintage patterns posted on this blog, my Pinterest board, "Sew Vintage" for more beautiful free vintage sewing patterns and check the bottom of this page for free vintage millinery book downloads!

Patterns from Va-Voom Vintage

1950s Boxy Knit Jacket free pattern

Free Vintage Bullet Bra Sewing Pattern

Crochet poodle 1950s cardigan

free sewing pattern 1940s vintage hat and purse pdf download
Free PDF 1940s hat Sewing pattern
30+ free 1950s style sewing patterns
20 free 1950s style dress patterns






60 + Free Vintage Sewing Patterns

Please note: Some of these patterns were posted ages ago and the blogs have since been shut down or taken over by someone else using the old domain. The patterns are still available through Pinterest or the Wayback Machine internet archive.

 Any patterns marked with ** are only available through the link I've provided here. Many of the patterns listed here were lost when Burda changed its website. Hundreds of free and paid patterns were lost. I was able to find new links to the patterns but some of them are missing the instruction sheets. Advanced sewists should be able to figure out how to piece them together so I kept them in this list. This page is updated several times per year to add new patterns and make sure old ones are still working. If you find a broken link, please drop me an email and I'll try to find a new link or archive to the pattern for you!


Dresses
1950s rockabilly halter swing dress free pattern  pattern here   instructions here
1960s wiggle dress mad men style free sewing pattern pattern here  instructions here
Skirts, Pants and Shorts
1920s box pleated skirt (and lots of other 1920s sewing patterns and tips) 
 

Outerwear

Accessories, Swim, Playsuits and Misc. 


Crochet Patterns

Knitting Patterns


Millinery