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My Capsule Wardrobe: Vintage Dreaming eBook

My Capsule Wardrobe: Vintage Dreaming eBook

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With My Capsule Wardrobe: Vintage Dreaming we are going back to our roots. This eBook embraces the vintage style that was such a huge part of Sew Over It at the very beginning.

It’s a collection of five gorgeous sewing patterns inspired by past eras, from the 1930s to the 1960s, with stunning pieces you can mix and match and wear together.

From beautiful dresses, to blouses, trousers and skirts, the eBook also includes a chic jacket and an elegant long coat. The five core patterns come with different versions, plus Marilyn and Miriam have interchangeable bodices and skirts, giving you a total of over twenty possible variations!

These patterns are fun to sew and even more fun to wear. It’s all in the styling: go full vintage with an elaborate hairdo and detailed make-up, or wear these garments in an everyday way, with just a hint of retro.

Scroll down to find out more about each pattern...

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Sewing Level

Aimed at confident beginners and upwards, there’s a pattern for every skill level in this vintage pattern collection. Most patterns fall in the intermediate range, though the Vera Blouse & Dress can be tackled by a confident beginner. Marilyn, Miriam and Rita are aimed at sewers with a bit more experience, and the Vivienne Coat requires the know-how of advanced sewers. With loads of variations, each pattern can be made simpler or more challenging depending on which version you choose. For instance, whilst the Marilyn Dress & Blouse fall in the intermediate territory, the skirt-only variation can easily be tackled by a beginner. All patterns come with with clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams, guiding you through every stitch.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

The sewing patterns in My Capsule Wardrobe: Vintage Dreaming are sized between UK 6 – 30. The patterns are split into two different blocks. Sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). Click here to download the sizing charts and fabric requirements for all patterns in the 6-20 size range. Click here to download the sizing charts and fabric requirements for all patterns in the 18-30 size range.

What is an eBook?

An eBook is a digital book, designed to be viewed on a computer, laptop or tablet. You will also receive all patterns in A4, US Letter and A0 sizes.

If you have never used a digital PDF pattern before and don’t know where to begin, learn everything you need to know in our free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Choose to include A0 Printing and we will print off all the patterns on A0 sheets and post them to you. If you would prefer to just have one pattern printed right now select the PDF pattern option and then head over to our A0 Printing Page to order the pattern(s) that you would like printing right now.

Is this eBook layered?

Yes! This pattern is layered so you can print off just the size(s) that you need. Find out more about layering here.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

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Let's meet the patterns...

Marilyn Dress/Blouse

Inspired by the ultimate icon, Marilyn Monroe, this revere dress is a classic 1950s style. Mix and match the skirts with the Miriam Set to choose the shape that suits you best. We fell in love with this revere bodice so much that we decided to also adapt it into a blouse to wear with separates. You can also make the skirt on its own for a quick make that’s perfect for beginners. And it has pockets!

Miriam Set: Dress & Jacket
Named after the incredibly stylish character Mrs Maisel (the Marvellous Mrs MaiseI), this cute jacket and dress set can be worn together or separately, perfect for special occasions. The dress is waisted and comes with the option of pairing it with a pleated or darted straight skirt or with the fuller Marilyn skirt, giving you so many options. The straight skirt can also be made on its own and worn with the Vera Blouse.

Rita Trousers

For the rockabilly lovers amongst you, these capri style pants are a must-have. Close-fitting with a super flattering raised back, the Rita trousers have so many interesting details, from the waistband to the hem. Wear them with the Vera Blouse or the Marilyn Blouse for different looks.

Vera Dress/Blouse

Vera can look totally Twiggy or like something straight out of the Great Gatsby. Thanks to countless neckline and sleeve variations, you can make it the perfect design for you. It also looks beautiful as a blouse, worn with the skirts and trousers.

Vivienne Coat

This coat was designed for all the Betty Draper-style (Mad Men) lovers out there. It works beautifully with all of the designs in this book, especially the Marilyn Dress. Vivienne is just the right shape and length to compliment the fit and flare look we love so much. Choose to make it with or without welt pockets and with a tie belt or a simple back belt.

Have a look at our Vintage Dreaming lookbook for a peek inside our new eBook!