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Post By neimhaille. 20/08/09, 05:42 am

Hey all as there is a thread for finding random materials I thought I'd post a thread showing where and how to get free patterns :) I'll keep updating this as I refind links ;) But this one came through today so I thought I should share first:

Modern
Men's and womens
http://m-sewing.com/

Burda free patterns
http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?free=1&highest_rated=1
Mostly user added content.

Vintage
Vintage and Antique patterns: one week only!
http://www.uri.edu/library/special_collections/COPA/index.php
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is guest, password is pattern. Do a search for age, gender and type of
garment going year by year can be a bit tedious, I would like to go
decade by decade personally :) The evening dresses are great,
especially the 30s, 40s and 70s :)
The scans are of the pattern
envelopes and do include the pattern layout. This may seem really
daunting but they are a fantastic learning source :) If you print the
images to full a full A4 you can then cut the pieces out and sellotape
them together to get an idea of how the patterns work and then you can
look at how to scale them up and also how to adapt them.
Short trial period for free and then you need to register with them.

Create a couture inspired gown
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1486_couture/create.php
Now this is great, instructions, pattern and layout all able to be printed at home :)

Late historic
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/1893to1898cuttersguide.htm
Cutter's Practical guide. Men's patterns from tailcoats to military uniforms.
http://www.costumes.org/history/galleryimages/c1899thompsonssystem/index.htm
Thompson's Universal System, by Mrs. F. E. Thompson, c.1899. Women's patterns of 1899
http://www.costumes.org/history/galleryimages/1911ladiestailor/index.htm
The Ladies Tailor, Vol. XXVII. No. 3. March 1911, London.
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/1912thornton1.htm
Thornton's International System of Ladies' Garment Cutting (London, c.1912)
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/LELOIR.HTM
Patterns and Pictures from Maurice Leloir's Histoire du Costume (17th to 19thC)
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/18thpatterns.htm
18th Century Clothing Patterns
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/NEVAMAG.HTM
Women's Clothing Patterns and Household Design Templates from St. Petersburg's "Neva" Magazine 1905-1913
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/xoom_nbci/otherpatterns.htm
Other Over Printed Patterns For Download
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/histpatterns.htm
Tara's Historical Patterns from Antique & Vintage Clothes

Danish museum patterns
http://natmus.dk/historisk-viden/temaer/modens-historie/(just click the first date then "naeste" to se the next costume and then the thumbnails for different views and patterns) IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victorian links
http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/index.html

Enlarging historic patterns

http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/resize/resize.shtml

Historic patterns from the above site
http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800a.shtml
http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800b.shtml
http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800c.shtml
http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800d.shtml

Early historic
Modern drafting for 16thC bodice
http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_patterndraft.htm

17th C. Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth Costume
http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/patterns.htm

16th and early 17thC diagrams
http://www.renaissancetailor.com/research_main.htm

16thC cutting books
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/schnittbuch/index.html
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/Tailors/

Smock generator
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/smockpat/index.html

Elizabethan corset generator
http://www.elizabethancostume.net/custompat/

Fantasy
Easy Faerie costumes

http://easyfaeriecostumes.free.fr/

Sci-fi
Gentle Giant Leia pattern (yes mine but it's online and free)
http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12015&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

Jedi robes
http://www.degraeve.com/jedirobe/
http://www.padawansguide.com/basic.shtml
http://www.thejediassembly.com/tutorials.php?id=hk9


Dancewear
Catsuit
http://www.stretchy.org/catsuits/

Swimwear and dancewear
http://www.patternschool.com/


Waterfall drapery (yes mine but it's online and free)
http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/waterfall.htm
half circle skirt
(yes mine but it's online and free)
http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/skirttutorial.htm
can can petticoat
(yes mine but it's online and free)
http://articles.glittersweet.com/howto/cancan.htm


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Post By Rowan. 20/08/09, 09:27 am

Wow, thanks, that's a great idea Very Happy
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Post By neimhaille. 20/08/09, 05:28 pm

Thanks :) And I have added a few more now ;)
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Post By Mandie_Chan. 21/08/09, 02:13 am

O.O

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Wow...... ILU!!!!
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Post By neimhaille. 21/08/09, 03:25 pm

Thanks for stickifying Very Happy And I'm really glad these are useful, even if just for ideas :)

And a few more in there, I may add in a few doll patterns as well as they are good ones and will also scale up to human size quite nicely. I have a few kimono patterns and saree draping pages to track down again as well :)
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Post By Re-l. 21/08/09, 11:32 pm

/does need kimono pattern D;
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Post By BlairCatWitch. 10/05/12, 02:20 pm

YAY! DANKE THIS = BEAUTIFUL
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Post By HikaruxKaoru. 19/09/12, 02:29 pm

do you know of any patterns for Frock coats by chance? Very Happy
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Post By neimhaille. 23/09/12, 10:18 am

Funnily enough.... There should be some up there in one of the Victorian era tailoring manuals :) They are not easy patterns if you are trying to scale them up perfectly, just as a word of warning. Cutter's Practical Guide should have a few different examples :)

BTW sorry the Danish site has changed around and they don't seem to be sharing their pdf patterns any more sad It may be an oversight or it may be down to too much sharing of the files on other media (I see a lot of their images used on Pinterest for instance...) There are a few books of their patterns, sadly very expensive to get and get hold of.

I can also do a list of books I know are available in NZ libraries too?
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Post By HikaruxKaoru. 24/09/12, 11:00 am

Thanks so much! This helped me out a lot! Very Happy
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Post By neimhaille. 15/11/12, 03:37 am

Sorry for the necroing but Tidens Toj is back!
http://natmus.dk/historisk-viden/temaer/modens-historie/

All the glorious snitmonster's too ;) They are pdfs off to the side of the main pictures like so:
http://natmus.dk/historisk-viden/temaer/modens-historie/1700-1790/brudekjole-fra-nr-vosborg/



No need to know Danish, just click these:
Modens historie

1700-1790
1790-1840
1840-1890
1890-1920
1920´erne
1930´erne
1940´erne
1950´erne
1960´erne
1970´erne
1980' erne

And the garments are in chronological order, you'll pick up enough to know what is a bloke's outfit and what is a child's. And the patterns are crazy fun.
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