As a kid, whenever I would whine about wanting the coolest new fashion trends that also happened to come with a hefty price tag, my motherwould remind me of how she always made her own outfits growing up.
She tried to show me the ropes on her sewing machine too, but I never quite got the hang of it. The best I was ever able to produce was aslightly lop-sided pillow. That’sone of the many reasons I’m impressed by ladies from the past and today who have the knack for whipping up their own beautiful attire, especially when it comes to the beautiful dresses shown below that women have worn over the years.
It’s not only a wonderful trip down fashion memory lane, but it might even inspire you to purchase a few of the patterns yourselfand fire up your old machine for a nostalgic new frock.
Take a look and let us know in the comments if you remember crafting dresses like this back in the day.
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1. Historically Accurate 1840s Dress
2. 1920s Dress
3. 1930s “Anniversary Pattern” Dress
4. 1940s Misses Dress
5. 1940s Peasant Dress
6. 1950s Swing Dress
7. 1950s Beach Coat Dress
8. 1960s Mod Dress
9. 1960s Hooded Dress
10. 1970s Crocheted Dress
11. 1970s Wedding Dress