This month I am hosting #vintagepledge activities. Marie and I are hosting on alternate months, meaning that we will each post at the start and end of the month but posts will appear on both of our blogs during the month. The host will introduce the posts coming up that month, feature some of the items made in the previous month and announce discount codes and giveaways. Yes, giveaways - so make sure you read to the end of the post!
3 Makes from January
Some of you are pledging and starting to think about what you'd like to make, while others are straight out of the blocks, and have starting sewing (and knitting) already. I've selected three January creations from the Pinterest board:
One of last year's most prolific stitchers, Fadanista confidently ticks off #vintagepledge and #junglejanuary in one elegant outfit. She's already set the pace for this year with 3 items so far, including a swimsuit
Just Sew Jenna has pledged to sew and knit her vintage items. This stunning jumper is from a 60s Stitchcraft magazine. I have a pile of Stitchcrafts that I've never made anything from but this makes me want to revisit them
Seams Odd, Louise has started the year with some unselfish sewing in the form of funky plaid trousers for her two boys. They certainly seem to be a hit!
We're using the Pinterest board to record everything made, so do email or tweet using #vintagepledge if you'd like something pinned to the board
11th - Stash Interview with Tasha of By Gum, by Golly! on Kestrel Makes
Week beginning 16th - 1920s Inspiration - Guest post by Mrs Depew Vintage on A Stitching Odyssey
28th - Winner announced for Giveaway on Kestrel Makes
Mrs Depew GiveawayMrs Depew Vintage. If you haven't visited the site before, you will find vintage-inspired and reproduction patterns in pdf form as well as original vintage sewing patterns and magazines. There is a great resource for helping to date 1920s and 30s patterns as well as so many types of patterns - including menswear and lovely lingerie.
Mrs Depew is kindly offering a prize of any 3 digital patterns or E-books to one lucky winner. The competition is open internationally and will be open until 5pm GMT on 26th February.
To enter - go to Mrs Depew and leave a comment below to say what your favourite pattern is - we won't hold you to this if you win and change your mind, don't worry! Please make sure that your comment includes your email or your profile is linked to your email so that I can get in touch easily.
Happy vintage stitching!