New Wearing History ‘Rita’ pleated shorts pattern!

Another wonderful pattern from my talented friend Lauren at Wearing History is on it’s way into her shop!! As quoted from the WH page…“These pleated shorts are suitable for looks from the late 1930s through the mid 1940s, and will include three options- short waistband, tall waistband, and tall waistband with suspenders…” 

Lauren says that the pattern will be out very soon, so stay tuned gals! Click the photo so see more pics.

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New Vintage Lady – fabulous plus size sewing patterns

I have many friends in the US  and I am so glad to be able to keep in touch across the miles via the interwebs. One of those buddies from LA (and from 6 years of hanging out on the Fedora Lounge) is fellow vintage fashion lover and sewer Shelley Johnson who is the owner of New Vintage Lady.

New Vintage Lady stocks one of the largest rotations of original plus size vintage patterns and reproductions. Shelley has developed her very own line of gorgeous plus size NVL patterns, designed in 1920s, 30s and 40s styles, including some amazing hats. She also has pdfs of original sewing books and magazines for sale in the Etsy store. And yes, the illustrations are also her own. Such a talented lass! So, take a look at these fabulous designs and be inspired to make some gorgeous outfits of your own.

You can also find the informative and fun NVL blog here.

NVL 1930s Double breasted dress with shawl collar 40 bust NRA edition Plus Size    NVL 1930s My First 30s Dress 42 bust PLUS SIZE     NVL 1930s side button sport frock 46 bust PLUS SIZE

NVL 1930s The Diva Dress 40 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1930s jabots, collars, cuffs and gilet 40 bust and over PLUS SIZE    NVL 1930s sport over blouse with gathered back and kerchief 42 bust PLUS SIZE

NVL 1940s Make due and Mend afternoon dress 48 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1920s dustbowl dress 42 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1940s sport dress with deep back and bolero pattern 42 bust PLUS SIZE

NVL 1930s The Deco Suit 46 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1930s The Overachiever Blouse 42 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1930s Balboa Dress 40 bust NRA edition Plus Size

NVL 1940s Day Dress 42 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1930s knot bodice day dress 42 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1920s flapper kimono sleeved dress 44 bust PLUS SIZE

NVL 1920s front pleated flapper skirt 36 waist 48 hips PLUS SIZE    NVL 1920s Cross Front Flapper frock 42 bust PLUS SIZE    NVL 1940s V neckline cap sleeved day frock 46 bust PLUS SIZE