In a perfect world you could just click and purchase ANY Folkwear pattern anytime you want. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. We get questions all the time about older Folkwear patterns that are not currently in print. We have about 20 to 25 patterns that we don't offer in our shop and are no longer in print.
We know many of our older patterns are hot items at estate sales and antique stores and eBay. If we could, we’d have every pattern available in every size and every version. We’d also have perfectly clean, well-stocked sewing studios where little elves brought us tea and cookies every afternoon, but that’s a whole different fantasy.
So, why don’t we make every pattern that Folkwear has ever published available right now? The reason for each pattern is different, and some patterns have multiple reasons we are not yet bringing them back. Here's a little bit about the current process and difficulties of printing because sometimes that is relevant also. Some reasons we don't have a pattern in print right now:
What should you do if there is an out-of-print Folkwear pattern that you would love for us to reissue? Well, the first thing is to let us know by adding the pattern number to our "Wish List". We are always looking for input and letting us know the patterns you are seeking can help us make decisions about which patterns to bring back!
Tell us which patterns you are looking for right here. We love hearing from you and learning what you want to sew (and how you sew).
July 22, 2022
I agree with the Wall Street skirt. I made multiples of this when I was in high school. I too would need a larger size now.
I also remember making some other dresses from the twenties but again my body shape now thirties and forties fit me better. I love that old Hollywood feel of bias cut gowns that I associate with the thirties if you have any patterns along those lines.I seek out interesting hemlines especially if they work well with quilting cottons or other cotton prints as I regularly fall in love with these prints and would love something more interesting than a gathered skirt.
Any chance the poiret cocoon coat or any other winter coats will be sized up?
July 18, 2022
I was comparing an old list of Folkwear patterns with the current list and i noticed you left off the English Cottage collection #303. And I found an old pattern similar to the Hollywood pants but the shorts were different. I like it better. I would be interested in the Wall street blouse & skirt.
July 17, 2022
I would be willing to buy into digitization of a desired pattern in advance. What I mean is: You tell us how many of a certain pattern you would need to sell in order to make it profitable to digitize, and we can send in our money. Once you get the needed number of sales, you can go ahead with the project. If you don’t get the sales, you can send our money back or offer us gift certificates.
July 15, 2022
I would love to participate in the wish list so what I need to do that is the images of your back log of unprinted versions. I don’t think I have my old catalog from the 80’s anymore.
And just curious what were the patterns with the museum? If they won’t let you use them, do they still print them? It seems a waste to take them completely out of circulation. Brainstorm: maybe there could be a used section on your website for resaling Folkwear Patterns that people have ‘grown’ out of or willing to share – like the used books on Amazon. Gently used, some writing, etc. Recycle/Reuse!
July 15, 2022
I loved the Wall Street Skirt and Blouse pattern, #232. Unfortunately, I’m no longer the same size I was in the 1980s…
May 12, 2023
August 01, 2022
I made my first Folkwear pattern the Missouri River boatmans shirt in 1978. I made it out of a small rust and green floral print cotton. I wore it with a rust colored corduroy vest and full mid-calf length skirt I also made as an everyday outfit.