New Look, Vintage Look


One of my favorite blouse patterns is missing a few pieces so I popped online tonight to see if I could still find it. It's a modern simplicity pattern and it's still available! *yay* While I was searching, I noticed an ad for New Look vintage style patterns on Simplicity's website. I don't know if these are new or if they've been around for a while but they're new to me!
I love New Look patterns because they are always affordable, come in my size and are more realistic than a lot of those crazy vintage Vogue patterns that I love so much. They're not authentic vintage patterns but they provide some of the basics needed in any wardrobe. For those who want a vintage inspired look without looking too costume-like, New Look patterns are a great option. Here are some of my favorites- just $2.99 each! :) You can check out the whole vintage inspired collection here


I've been a bit sewing obsessed lately. My sewing machine is broken and I'm going to have to replace it. :( Being without my machine feels like I've lost my right arm. In the mean time, I've been dreaming of things to make and re-sizing too small patterns to keep myself occupied. I hope I get my new machine soon!!


  1. I love the halter top! Gosh, I need to learn to sew.

  2. I need to get on with sewing, I really would like an overlocker - I think you call it serger - as well, although don't have the cash right now :o(

  3. I've made that first one before, I love it! I really wanna try out that top too, maybe in some knits..

    Oh! To anyone looking for a serger, Brother 1034d is a great model. It's under $200 and a beast. I use it as my main one for my company!

  4. Those patterns are lovely, thanks for the link.

  5. pattern 6457 is one of my favs, i have made the halterneck in loads of fabrics, its similar to the Vivian of Holloway dress, but i like the straps on my one better.

    I also have 6808, but have yet to make it.

    I ve got a basic sewing machine from the 60s, way better than any of the all singing all dancing new ones!

  6. the bottom one is simply button porn and i must make it!

  7. Again I have to say thank you for a very helpful post.
    I don't sew but want to start to. I have no idea how to but I guess will figure it out. I crochet but have a hard time understanding the vintage patterns - so I figured to start sewing with modern day vintage inspired patterns - I was going to start searching for some affordabe ones very soon - you've saved a lot of time. Thank you!

  8. I've made several tops from 6808. I LOVE it! My favorite one is a very masculine plaid flannel shirting. The cute collar and bow adds a feminine touch to the manly fabric.

  9. I've been reading your blog for quite a while but I just had to comment on this one because I actually have the 6457 set and it's fantastic! I highly reccomend to anyone!


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