Isabella Vintage Dress

Isabella Vintage Dress

Isabella Vintage Dress Sewing Pattern & Course by Frocks and Frolics.

This course is free with the purchase of the sewing pattern!  The course is aimed at intermediate skill level but I think if you can sew straight and are desperate to try, I would give it a go. Learn to sew this little bit of fabulousness.

The Isabella vintage dress sewing pattern is a wonderful pdf sewing pattern, with plenty of vintage flair. The sewing pattern features a beautiful tiered skirt, a bodice with pin tucks and lace and adorable sleeves. You have two options, choose from puff sleeves or cap sleeves. You can also use the long sleeve from the Virginia blouse pattern, which is also available in our shop. The closure is either a button or the super easy KamSnaps. The vintage dress is part of the Vintage Collection and  another fabulous pattern which you won’t want to do without. I am sure you will adore all of it. It is designed for woven fabrics with or without a little stretch. Using our Isabella, vintage dress sewing pattern, allows you to style it for  formal and informal occassions, with plenty of flexibility for play.

Just browse the course below. In 20 chapters I take you from start to finish and leave noting out. From specific bodice construction techniques to embellishing the adorable turned up cuffs, you will love all the litte details, which make this course so special. A sneak peak can be found in the video video.

The YouTube video is a quick run through and shows you the step by step assembly. Enough to let you decide for yourself if this pattern is just right for you.

Happy sewing!

How to install a Zipper

How to install a Zipper

I put together a free sewing course forall manner of zip insertions. Its ideal for brushing up on and expanding your skill base. Students doing GCSE and A Level Textiles will love this course especially. Its a great starting point to get to know how I teach and if you like it, get those patterns and become a sewing super star.

Mimi Pinafore Dress

Mimi Pinafore Dress

Mimi Sewing Course

Welcome to the Mimi Pinafore Sewing Pattern Sewing Course. This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous pinafore.

If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Beatrice Blouse

Beatrice Blouse

Beatrice Sewing Course

Beatrice is a wonderful little blouse with a distinct Vintage feel. You can make the blouse with or without the collar and experiment with the bow shoulder detail. The pattern is available in our shop and you can purchase it here. Make sure you check back for updates to this course as we are going to add more bow detail.

You can purchase the pattern here.

Halloween | Easter | Basket for Kids

Halloween | Easter | Basket for Kids

Halloween | Easter Basket

 

Welcome to the Halloween Basket Sewing Course.

This sewing course and pattern is entirely FREE to our members and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous Halloween Basket.

 

Cuteness Overload Cross Over Back Hack

Cuteness Overload Cross Over Back Hack

Cuteness Overload | Cross Over Hack

Welcome to the Cuteness Overload Back Hack Sewing Course. We are using the Natalie and Millie for these gorgeous styles but please feel free to use any similar pattern you already own. This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous top If you want to purchase the patterns you can get Natalie and Millie patterns in our shop.

Melinda Summer Skirt

Melinda Summer Skirt

Melinda Easy Summer Skirt Sewing Course

Welcome to the Easy Girls Skirt Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous skirt. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Tree Skirt Sewing Course

 

Free Fleece Hat Sewing Course

Free Fleece Hat Sewing Course

Fleece Hat Sewing Course

Welcome to the Fleece Hat Pattern Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous hat. 

Country Apron Sewing Course

Country Apron Sewing Course

How to sew an Apron

Welcome to the ‘How to sew an Apron’ Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous apron.

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas

Welcome to the Handmade Christmas Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous Christmas decorations.

All about Fabrics and Fibres

All about Fabrics and Fibres

All about Fabrics & Fibres

Welcome to the All About Fabrics and Fibres Sewing Course.

When you buy a piece of fabric, your main concern is usually the fabrics fibre content.  It is important to know the difference between natural fibre and chemically produced fibre. They will perform very differently, so you need to choose the right fibre content for the project at hand.  Equally important though is the quality of yarn used and the way it is woven. Weaving can create amazing effects and add lustre to a fabric.

This course explains all of these and we are going to share more learning videos as we expand this site.  If you can’t wait to learn more feel free to download my learning booklet. The booklet was created for my students many years ago. It covers all the principles of yarn and fabric production to detailed fabric analysis. Know which fabric is suited for the job and start choosing your fabric with confidence.

 

How to Apply Bias Binding

How to Apply Bias Binding

How to Apply Bias Binding

This free sewing course is packed with practical methods for you. No need to be scared, its really not that hard….. Give it a go!

How to Draft and Sew Ruffle Skirts

How to Draft and Sew Ruffle Skirts

How to Draft and Sew Ruffle Skirts – 3 Methods

This free sewing course is packed with practical methods for you. If you ever wanted to make a gorgeous ruffle skirt and didn’t know how, now is your chance. Have a go and share your makes.

How to insert Sleeves

How to insert Sleeves

How to sew a Sleeve

I put together a free sewing course for sleeve insertion. Its also good to brush up on basic skills and students doing GCSE and A Level. Its a great starting point to get to know how I teach and if you like it get those patterns and become a sewing super star.

 

How to Sew and Insert Pockets

How to Sew and Insert Pockets

How to sew and insert Pockets

This free sewing course is packed with professional methods and easily applicable techniques even for beginners. Let me show you simple and advanced techniques.

Sewing 101 | Learn to Sew | First Steps

Sewing 101 | Learn to Sew | First Steps

Sewing 101| Learn to Sew First Steps

I put together a free sewing course for those first steps. Its also good to brush up on basic skills and students doing GCSE and A Level. Its a great starting point to get to know how I teach and if you like it get those patterns and become a sewing super star.

Making a Pattern for Woven Fabric suitable for Knit Fabrics

Making a Pattern for Woven Fabric suitable for Knit Fabrics

Changing a Woven Pattern into a Knit Pattern  Sewing Course

I used the Vivienne Pattern for this course. You can use any dress pattern for it though. I been asked many times to create a Vivienne knit pattern and it is definitely on my list but until then you can easily do it yourself!

Presser Feet Demystified Sewing Course

Presser Feet Demystified Sewing Course

Pesser Feet demystified Sewing Course

Welcome to the Sewing Machine Feet Manual Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can learn how to use all those lovely feet that came with your sewing machine. If you want to get the feet yourself visit Madame Sew.

Jersey Dresses and Tops Hacks and Projects

Jersey Dresses and Tops Hacks and Projects

Jersey Dress Patterns & Hacks Sewing Course

Come and enjoy these free patterns and video courses. These are my very first patterns and videos from 2013! I call them vintage Marina, they feature my old workroom, dodgy camera angles but also fabulous free projects for you or your teen daughter. I used to sew up jersey dresses when I was a school teacher with my students and they loved it! I am sure you will enjoy this course too.

Beginner Sewing Projects

Beginner Sewing Projects

Beginner Craft Projects Sewing Course

Come and enjoy these free patterns and video courses. They are perfect for a beginner. Learn how to sew a cushion, travel wallet and many more.

 

Mary Lou Girls Handbag

Mary Lou Girls Handbag

Mary Lou Bag Sewing Course

Welcome to the Mary Lou Girls Bag Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous bag. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

 

Out and About Bag Sewing Course

Out and About Bag Sewing Course

Out & About Sewing Course

 

Welcome to the Out and About Handbag Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous handbag. If you want to purchase the pattern, please do it here.

 

Box Bag Sewing Course

Box Bag Sewing Course

Box Bag Sewing Course

Welcome to the Daisy Knit Raglan Tunic Sewing Course.

Welcome to the Box Bag / Tote Pitch Perfect Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous bag. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Devon Pants Sewing Course

Devon Pants Sewing Course

Devon Wide Leg Pant Sewing Course

Welcome to the Wide Leg Hipster Pants Sewing Course.

This sewing course is  FREE with your pattern purchase and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous pants.

T-Shirt DIY

T-Shirt DIY

T-SHIRT DIY

Ever so often I start a new series of videos for our You Tube Channel. I loved changing up my t’s and hope you will be suitably inspired.

Vivienne Teen Dress Sewing Course

Vivienne Teen Dress Sewing Course

Vivienne Teen Sewing Course

Welcome to the Vivienne Teen Dress Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous dress. 

Sophia Faux Wrap Dress Sewing Course

Sophia Faux Wrap Dress Sewing Course

Sophia Sewing Course

Manhatten Top I Slip Dress Sewing Course

Manhatten Top I Slip Dress Sewing Course

Manhattan Sewing Course

Welcome to the Manhattan Bias Top Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE with the purchase of the pattern. You can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous top. 

Grace Peasant Blouse Sewing Course

Grace Peasant Blouse Sewing Course

Grace Sewing Course

Welcome to the Grace Summer Blouse Sewing Course.

This sewing course is subject to purchase. But as always we have a ‘YouTube Bonus Video’ for you to watch. This is an advanced or confident intermediate sewer pattern so have a closer look and see if this pattern is for you. 

Oscar Shorts Sewing Course

Oscar Shorts Sewing Course

Oscar Sewing Course

Welcome to the Oscar Boys Shorts Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous shorts.

Cool Shirt Sewing Course

Cool Shirt Sewing Course

Cool Sewing Course

Welcome to the Cool Shirt for Boys Sewing Course.

The original sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own cool shirt. I have since created another course which shows every step including making a short sleeved shirt with a grandad collar and is available with the purchase of the pattern.

If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Brooklyn Waistcoat Sewing Course

Brooklyn Waistcoat Sewing Course

Brooklyn Sewing Course

Welcome to the Brooklyn Waistcoat Sewing Course.

The full course requires the purchase of the pattern but we do have some goodies you can watch before you decide to join the couse. The video tutorials take you through every step to create your own fabulous waistcoat. 

Scarlett Skirt Sewing Course

Scarlett Skirt Sewing Course

Welcome to the Scarlett Skirt Sewing Course. This course is free with the purchase of the sewing pattern at $0.00! How good is that? Dive in and learn to sew this little bit of fabulousness.

Lilou Bow Sewing Course

Lilou Bow Sewing Course

Lilou Sewing Course

Lilou is the first bow in our collection of vintage accessories, designed by Emily Holland. This bow is stylish and easy to make and will make your girl very happy. With gorgeous lace trim and scalloped edges this is a very special bow, ideal for a small but beautiful gift. The sewing course comes free with the pattern and Marina will teach you how to sew the perfect bow! If you want to make one yourself pop over to the shop and get yourself this little stunner of a bow.

Georgina Sun Dress Sewing Course

Georgina Sun Dress Sewing Course

Georgina Sewing Course

Welcome to the Georgina Sun Dress Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous dress. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Amelie Knit Tunic Sewing Course

Amelie Knit Tunic Sewing Course

Amelie Sewing Course

Welcome to the Amelie Knit Dress Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous dress. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Jutta Wrap Skirt Sewing Course

Jutta Wrap Skirt Sewing Course

Jutta Sewing Course

Welcome to the Jutta Wrap Skirt Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous skirt. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

 

Virginia Blouse Sewing Course

Virginia Blouse Sewing Course

Virginia Sewing Course

Welcome to the Virginia Blouse Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous blouse. Don’t miss our fabulous sew-a-long in the bonus features. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Megan Apron Dress Sewing Course

Megan Apron Dress Sewing Course

Megan Sewing Course

Welcome to the Megan Pinefore Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous pinefore. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Flower Girl Dress Sewing Course

Flower Girl Dress Sewing Course

Flower Girl Sewing Course

Welcome to the Flower Girl Dress Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous dress. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Country and Western Blouse Sewing Course

Country and Western Blouse Sewing Course

Western Blouse Sewing Course

Welcome to the Western Blouse Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous blouse. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

 

Dakota Coat Sewing Course

Dakota Coat Sewing Course

Dakota Sewing Course

Welcome to the Dakota Pea Coat Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous coat. If you want to purchase the pattern its available in our shop.

Caitlin Circle Skirt Sewing Course

Caitlin Circle Skirt Sewing Course

Caitlin Sewing Course

Welcome to the Caitlin circle skirt.

Get to grips with those lovely circle skirts. In this video I actually show you how to draft a circle skirt. For everyone wanting to just cut out a pattern and go, this is it too. This circle skirt has three different waistband options from woven to knit. Its super easy to make, fully lined and a dream to sew. Get the pattern here.

Maisy Bermuda Shorts Sewing Course

Maisy Bermuda Shorts Sewing Course

Maisy Sewing Course

Welcome to the Maisy Girls Shorts Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous shorts. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Lily Tunic Sewing Course

Lily Tunic Sewing Course

Lily Sewing Course

Welcome to the Lily Summer Dress and Tunic Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous dress or tunic. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Daisy Knit Tunic Sewing Course

Daisy Knit Tunic Sewing Course

Daisy Sewing Course

Welcome to the Daisy Knit Raglan Tunic Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous tunic. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Rockabilly Blouse Sewing Course

Rockabilly Blouse Sewing Course

Rockabilly Sewing Course

Welcome to the Rockabilly Blouse Sewing Course.

This sewing course is entirely FREE and you can watch every step and use the instructions to create your own fabulous blouse. If you want to purchase the pattern you can Buy Now.

Note: This course is English language only and does NOT include a German version.

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