ContrapuntPatterns

Vintage sewing patterns, clothing and accessories

197 Sales

ContrapuntPatterns

Vintage sewing patterns, clothing and accessories

197 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Quality handmade vintage sewing patterns, clothing and collars. ALL SEWING PATTERNS from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Unique one-of-a-kind and made-to-order items.
If you want to buy more than two patterns, send me a message and I'll give you a 10% discount
You can see a sample of my pattern making work here:
http://www.flashbacksummer.com/2014/04/sponsor-highlight-giveaway-from.html

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

Quality handmade vintage sewing patterns, clothing and collars. ALL SEWING PATTERNS from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Unique one-of-a-kind and made-to-order items.
If you want to buy more than two patterns, send me a message and I'll give you a 10% discount
You can see a sample of my pattern making work here:
http://www.flashbacksummer.com/2014/04/sponsor-highlight-giveaway-from.html

Follow me on Facebook or Pinterest and you'll keep up with me latest patterns.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Contrapunt-Sewing-Patterns-110503549055327/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/contrapunt/

Núria Passada

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Núria Passada

Unique Pdf. collar / necktie sewing pattern.
US$5.16
Custom size 1920 '30 '40 '50 sewing pattern.
US$16.07
1920 Child dress pattern. Simple and unique.
US$17.22
1920s fur collar, semi-striped coat.
US$43.61
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About

Custom made vintage sewing patterns

It all started with me making my own clothing according to my own particular tastes. Ever since I was very young, I’ve never quite understood why we should all follow some pre-determined rules of fashion – this despite having grown up in a family that ran a clothing shop! Why should I wear what someone else dictates is “in” this year? Year in and year out, there are new colors and shapes to keep up with.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that I dislike fashion. I especially like clothing from the 1900s, 1920s and 1960s, and there are many clothing designers working today that I admire. But what I wanted was something that would reflect myself, my personality and the different periods in my life.

So with the help of my aunt and my grandmother, both fantastic seamstresses, I started sewing my own clothes. At the same time, I was experimenting in different areas of art: illustration, lithography and silk-screening, and later on I would get a degree in patternmaking. This has become my passion. I absolutely love making patterns, and jump into each project like an artist creating a sculpture. I’ve been a patternmaker for 12 years now, also giving classes in it and other clothing-related arts such as silk-screening and sewing.

With this shop I hope to connect with like-minded people: those who like to dress in their own unique way, who like to sew, and would like to find that special pattern or create whatever design their imaginations can come up with.

I’d love to hear your ideas. Feel free to get in touch and we’ll talk about bringing your very own personal style to life!



Procedure ( a brief description of what I'm doing)
The base pattern is sketched to give the general shape of the body. Then paper is cut and added to fill out the rest of the pattern and create the details. The flat pattern is then given form to create half of the dress. (As the dress I symmetrical, only half is needed). A clean draft of the pattern is made in detachable flat pieces.

Required time to create the pattern
2-4 hours, depending on the design details of the dress.
Make a miniature replica of the pattern with detachable flat pieces that show how to put the pattern on the fabric.
Print out an image of the desired dress.

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  • Núria Passada

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    Patternmaker, sewing teacher. I make this quality handmade vintage sewing patterns, ALL SEWING PATTERNS from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Clothing and collars are unique one-of-a-kind and to made-to-order items.

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

All the patterns in my shop are handmade especially for you. 
I'm a pattern maker, and all my patterns are handmade to a standard size or custom size. In order to make the best size for you I need to know as many details as possible. For this reason I need confirmation of your  standard size.
Every item in my shop will have an image showing the standard sizes for that item.
If you need any help, just ask!

Custom and personalized orders

I love making custom sewing pattern designs! I can create the pattern from scratch, or from a pattern that you send me. The end result would be exactly what you’re requesting. The price would vary depending of the design.
In order to make the best custom pattern, there are several measurements that I need. You can find them on my webpage: http://contrapunt.weebly.com/taking-measurements.html

Care instructions

About the sizes of my patterns, you can choose Standard sizes S, M, L or XL, or I can make the pattern with custom measurements.
All my patterns are the exact size of the dress, hand drawn on white paper, and ready to mark and cut on the fabric, although, as the pattern is the exact size of the dress, I recommend you place it over your skin and "try it on" before you cut.