I have been wanting to learn to sew for a long time, now that I have a sewing machine the only thing that is stopping me is getting patterns and fabric. At The Vintage Pattern Files you will find sewing and knitting patterns from the 1900s to the 1970s
(via Vintage Pattern Files and Sewing Vintage)
I want to get some fabric and make this bed jacket. I already have a black 1930s bed jacket but it's a little fragile so I want to make a new one.
The bed jacket is reversible but the pattern side is fraying a little.
The thrift crawl I went on this past Saturday was a part of celebrating National Thrift Week. I found this website that will give you a complete education about National Thrift Week. (http://www.bringbackthriftweek.org/history.asp). There are plenty of links within the site so set some time aside to explore.
Another site that is amazing but time consuming is Collectors Weekly. There are articles about vintage fashion and culture. There is even a great show and tell section where you can show off your goods. (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories)
I hope you all enjoy the links and prepare to spend hours on them.