Vintage overall pattern for the Vintage Sewing Pledge

Vintage sewing pledge

2015 vintage sewing pledge

You guys know I love a good vintage pattern. I’ve got a pretty serious collection going (thanks to 50p patterns at my local charity shops).

But it turns out I’ve not really touched any in my collection (apart from this super star pencil skirt which I’ve made twice – in floral stretch cotton and lace).

All of which leaves me feeling like a pretty bad owner…  leaving those lovely vintage patterns unloved for so long just doesn’t feel right.

Now it’s been a while since I’ve really sat down and gave myself a sewing challenge. I mean, come on, sewing with a super active bambino is already quite enough of a challenge. Thank you very much.

So it was a pretty brilliant coincidence that I randomly stumbled across the 2015 Vintage Sewing Pledge (well, not so random – I was reading Handmade Jane‘s post about it).

What a brilliant idea. It’s being hosted by Marie at A Stitching Odyssey and Kerry at Kestrel Makes. You can read all about it here. But the bestest is that you can set your own challenge.

Which leaves me thinking that this pattern desperately needs to be made up…

2015 vintage sewing pledge

And this one…

2015 vintage sewing pledge

So here is my 2015 vintage sewing pledge:

During 2015, I, Elena Rosa Brown, will sew up (at least) three of my vintage sewing patterns.  

So, are you tempted to take part? Maybe use up a snazzy little vintage pattern you have tucked away somewhere. Or are you totally turned off vintage patterns?

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    Vintage patterns for 50p!!! Wow I can’t even find any in local shops. The best place I have found so far is etsy and shipping to Belgium is also expensive. I sew on a student budget so most of the patterns I use are sewing magazines borrowed from my mom.

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      I am VERY lucky. Looks like no one around here is all that keen on sewing with vintage patterns. All the more for me!

      Have you thought about sewing with DIY patterns? They won't cost you anything and are a good way to understand how things fit.

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