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Free Vintage Swing Jacket Pattern

SM slip-on coat drawingShay from the blog Little Grey Bungalow  graciously added this vintage 1950s lined swing jacket sewing pattern to her Flickr site.  We love the gimongous 7” wide cuffs, plaid lining, and graceful shoulder pleats. Easy to sew and simple, yet elegant to the fingertips…this jacket would make a charming holiday gift. Make it in wool times two for extra toastiness!

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Free Vintage Shrug Pattern – Make it in Missoni!

Isis, Canadian blogger and seamstress extraordinaire, found a tattered vintage kimono-sleeved shrug in the dress-up box at her Grandma’s house, and set about duplicating it; here is the pattern (in three sizes) and instructions for making this snazzy little number. It requires only one yard of a sweater knit fabric….we think a luxurious bit of this Missoni fabric in Urban Smoke would the perfect splurge for this wrap.

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