Friday, April 16, 2010

Episode 55 - Vintage Patterns

Vintage Pattern sites:

Your Pattern Shop

Gremly Girl

Pattern Rescue

Moms Patterns

So Vintage

What's on the web
Hot Patterns Skirt with

Teach yourself to Sew

Patchwork Laptop Case

Raw Edge Bias Binding

Twinkle Dress

Twinkle Sews Book

What I have been sewing:

Interview with Angie
Quality Time Blog

We Sew Vintage Blog

and then HAPPY THIRD ANNIVERSARY to the podcast

Leave a comment on this post for three prizes, drawing on April 30th.


angie.a said...

Thank you so much for inviting me Lori! It was FUN!

And...that tee is gorgeous. Wow.

gfcsailor said...

Great podcast, congratulations on 3 years!
Glenna in TX

Tany said...

Congratulations for three years doing a great job for the sewing community|

Isabelle said...

I can't believe it's been three years already! Congratulations and thank you for maintaining this podcast.

Anne LO said...

Congratulations on the three years!

My absolute favorite is the first "Time to Sew", episode 27. It was the first podcast I ever listened to. I remember realizing that I could use podcasts without an ipod and unwrapped an mp3 player I had been given and until then not found useful. I loaded the podcast and went to organize some fabric. It was FABULOUS to listen to someone talk about sewing, I was in (fabric) heaven. And then halfway through, the player died because I hadn't had the patience to let it fully charge so I had to wait for eons to hear the rest of it. (It would break the magic if I had to hear the other part on the computer.) I have since then heard them all and the sound in that episode was so soft and cozy, so for a number of reasons that episode will always be my favorite. I also like number 41 with Pati Palmer a lot, she is so great.

Lisa in MN said...

I love your podcast. It's always informative, and the interviews are terrific. Happy anniversay, and here's to many more!

Patty said...

Congratulations on your 3 year blog anniversary! It would be hard for me to pick a favorite, I enjoy each one. It was fun to listen to the interview with Angie, and put another voice with a face. I read her Quality Time blog regularly.
Thanks for podcasting, Lori, and keep up the good work!

Debbie said...

I look forward to your podcasts so much. Thank you. I also enjoy reading your blog.
PS>..My 6 yr. old is doing her first full size dress of her design right now. It's an exciting day at our house.

Terri_A said...

My favorite is the knits interview with Sarah Veblen! So good!

kim said...

hi lori! thank you sew much for the great podcasts that i look forward to!

my favorite podcast was episode 28 about the dress forms. i love hearing stories about your family and that one totally cracked me up!

please keep up the great work! :-)

Virginia said...

I'm glad you are back - I always learn something. As for my favorite - can I say all of them. I really enjoyed the interviews with Anne St. Claire, the most recent with Angie, and those with just you sharing you new projects and just life happenings.

denise said...

I found your podcast not long ago and I enjoy each one, and I think when I listen, that current podcast is my favorite. I live overseas in Beijing, China. I love having a sewing connection. I have a hard time finding the fabrics I want for clothes. Most of the export fabrics are not available here. (Though I recently found some fabric marked Joanne Fabrics!) I will get to be back to the states this summer for the first time in three years and I am looking forward to "shopping" for patterns at garage sales so at least I am ready to sew when I come back. Keep up the good work!

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Hi Lori! Thanks so much for another episode. I accidentally deleted my other post.

My favorite episode right now is the interview with Trudy from Hot Patterns.

Keep up the great work and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 3 years of fabulous blogs. I have only been listening for a few months, and am working backward to listen. I'm at #10 and now I ration them for special occasion listening!

Thank you for the great ideas, interesting interviews and terrific listening.

Cindy Plummer said...

Congratulations on three years. Thank you so much for taking the time to create such wonderful podcasts. I get so excited when I see a new one posted. You inspire me and I look forward to listening to your podcasts in the future.

jillredding said...

Loved the show. I mostly sew quilts but have just started garment sewing again. Thanks for the inspiration!

kim said...

hi lori! i'm not trying to enter you contest twice! i just realized you can only see my name and not my profile (i tried to unsuccesfly change that, lol). here is the original post from the 19th:

kim said...
hi lori! thank you sew much for the great podcasts that i look forward to!

my favorite podcast was episode 28 about the dress forms. i love hearing stories about your family and that one totally cracked me up!

please keep up the great work! :-)

April 19, 2010 12:36 PM

MegRoseSews said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for three wonderful years. Your 'casts have inspired me to work on my sewing techniques and do many other creative projects as well.

Hope to be able to continue listening to you for many more years.

Thank you.


Randi said...

Congrats on your 3 year anniversary...

Voracious Reader said...

Congrats on your 3rd Anniversary. I really enjoy the interviews. My favorite was the one with Marcia of Safe-T-Pockets.

SandiH said...

Congratulations on three years of podcasting! I've enjoyed listening to your interviews and am inspired by all the sewing you get done. The Time to Sew episode was a particular favorite since that is always a challenge. Thanks for all the time you put into your excellent podcast.

Relished Artistry said...

Congrats on your 3 years! I just found your podcast, and I'm listening voraciously! It's really great--keep it up!

I thought I might share some other vintage pattern sites that you can share with your listeners--these are ones that are used in theatrical circles, so they feature patterns that are a bit older than the norm...

The Vintage Pattern Lending Library at:

Patterns from the Past at:

Past Patterns at:

Pattern Retrospective at:

Folkwear Patterns at:

Just thought you might like to know! Sometimes, that really old, turn-of-the-century look is really hard to reproduce from old patterns, but these sources seem to simplify things into more contemporary terms, making them easier to sew!

Keep up the good work!

Corey in San Diego

Marie said...

My favorite was the one on wardrobing and the knit one with Sarah Veblen have listened to both repeatedly and enjoy them all.

cherriss said...

Thank you and your podcast for inspiring me to start sewing!!! i'm your big fan!!!
My favourite episode that you/ve done is about organizing the fabric stash - I know it by heart!

Anonymous said...

Happy Podcast Anniversary! I have listened to and saved every one of your podcasts over the past 3 years. I always look forward to receiving your newest one because I just know I will learn something new. Sewing time is my favorite time to listen.

Dinah said...

Great podcast, Lori! Congratulations on 3 years of podcasting. I've listened to you from the beginning and enjoyed every one. I don't know that I have a specific favorite one, but the ones that come to mind are with Anne of Needlenook Fabrics. I love to sew with knits and enjoy her information.

Keep up the great work!

Kathy said...

Congrats on 3 years of podcasts! I have listened to them all over the past 4 months and have Really enjoyed them all. You seem to enjoy sewing AND podcasting and your cheerful positivity usually uplifts me and makes me want to sew-forth-now. I've liked all the episodes and I especially enjoyed the interviews with your Meredith and Meggie Lou. Can you tell I get inspired by all that energy and enthusiasm? Keep up the good work, it is so much appreciated.

Nichole said...

This is the first time I have left a comment but I have been listening since episode 1. I figured after 3 years I should really take the time to do it, I'm more of an observer than a participator. But since I'm here I want to say that I'm so glad you take the time to do these podcasts. I am always excited when I see a new episode in my ipod. I get a lot from them, I only wish they were more frequent. I always want more of stuff that I like I guess. I just want to say thanks and keep up the hard work, there are people out here quietly appreciating it. I am a pretty avid sewer with lots of books and resources but I still get something out of each and every episode. So thanks for sticking with it and continuing to put out a great show each and every time.

Isabelle said...
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Isabelle said...

I thought I'd left a comment the other day, but maybe I didn't fill out the captcha correctly and then moved on to another page ;)

Congratulations on 3 years! I can't believe it's been 3 years already. Thanks so much for doing this, it is quite valuable to our sewing community worldwide.

My favourite episode was the one where you interviewed Susan Khalje. She's one of my sewing gurus and my wedding dresses would never have turned out the same without her Bridal Couture book, so listenting to her was extra special to listen.

(PS: I had initially forgotten to say which was my favourite episode, so I deleted the previous comment and posted this one instead. Didn't want to leave 2 comments on a contest entry, that wouldn't be fair :)).

Vicki said...

3 Years!? Thanks for putting the time into making them!

kathy k said...

I'm behind on listening to your podcasts. Maybe I better review the finding time episode.

jo_mtl2002 said...

I'm coming out of lurkerhood to let you know how much I enjoy your podcast. I've listened to it on the bus regularly as of episode 48, and and a few here and there before that. I like the varied what's new online/interview/what I've sewed format, and you've inspired me to make things that I maybe wouldn't have thought to make. I too like Simplicity 4076! Happy 3-year anniversary. P.S. I particularly liked the young sewer podcast.

DanainDFW said...

Loved the interview with Angie - I follow her blog, also. I'm always excited to find out you have a new edition of your podcast out... I could take one daily!

Insolvency advice said...

Happy third anniversary! What a blessing. Good job!

Pia N said...

nice detail

Lindy said...

Hello, Thank you so much for doing a podcast on vintage patterns. I just started looking at them and can't wait to start sewing some of them. I have some for myself as well as children patterns. I really like your podcast to can't wait to listen to more.

Nonnie Quilting Dreams said...

Oh my.... I just found this podcast and was listening too it while cleaning my basement. I have just thrown out... now beyond salvage a bunch of circa 1950 patterns my mother had saved and gave to me... I guess I should have listen to this pod cast first.... BUMMER.

I have saved several patterns for outfits my mom made me..I made my daughter and then we in turn made for my grand daughter. I have laminated the patterns to pellon using fusibable. It keeps them soft and pliable but helps preserve them.

I am a quilter and belong to the Quilter group on BIG TENT, but I find that I enjoy listening to your podcast even though I do not sew clothes any longer. Keep up the good work.