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

This post was last updated and links checked on 3/2/18

 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 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

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. 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!


Skirts, Pants and Shorts
1920s box pleated skirt (and lots of other 1920s sewing patterns and tips) 

1930's Pajama top from Sew Vera Venus (scroll to near bottom of page)
Faux Fur Stole tutorial

Lingerie and Foundations
Accessories, Swim, Playsuits and Misc.

Crochet Patterns 

Knitting Patterns