February on #vintagepledge & Giveaway

Hi Vintage Lovers

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

February Schedule


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 Giveaway

We are delighted to have this month sponsored by Mrs 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!

K x


47 comments:

  1. 1930's Bias Tap Pantie is my favourite; email is sable@xtra.co.nz

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  2. My favourite is 1940's Evening Gown with Coquille Drape. It has a very interesting design. Happy stitching!

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  3. That jumpsuit is so fabulous :)
    My fav from Mrs Depew is probably the 50s playsuit.

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  4. Oh, it's so hard to choose a favorite! I really like the 1950s Short Sleeve Dress. The 1950s is my favorite era for vintage fashion.

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  5. I need to get sewing! My favorite Mrs. Depew pattern is the 1940's wrap blouse, number 1017. It looks very versatile and comfortable.

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  6. My fav is the 1960's belt. I need some more belts :)

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  7. Aaah, thank you for putting my jumper up there!!! I really like the 1950s beach coverup, it looks really fun!

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  8. Could my favourite be anything but a corset? Nah! Love the #2002 French Corset/Garter Belt Pattern. Would wear this in a heartbeat. xx

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  9. I love the 1950's Reversible Coat #6459. I had one when I was a teen ("stolen" from an auntie) and have dreamed of another since mine disappeared.

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  10. Those 1940 coveralls look amazing, or a posf frock! I am new to the sew vintage challenge and would like to sign up. Maybe one or two items, to get me started.
    Also just wanted to say how amazing that jumper is, how i wish i could do that!!

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  11. #1121 is such a classic ;) And I really must get back over to Instagram and copy my images from #vintagepledge to the Pintrest board - thanks for the reminder!

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  12. My favourite is the 1930's Blouse #1068a it’s a lovely style and a draft at home pattern. I have never tried those so that would be interesting

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  13. Wow, great makes already! I love the 1950s French Sun dress.

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  14. I really love the 1930s bias tap panties, as well as the 1930s negligee, such an interesting garment! I think it would be really fun to try out the 1940s corselette as well.

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  15. I am in love with the 1920's wrap cape. Perfect for pyjama days and just sitting around the house but with style and elegance

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  16. Ohh too much choice! I think the 1940 cover-alls. Thanks for linking to the old blog. I'm currently working on my biggest vintage make to date- a regency dress for a party on Saturday. Sadly I don't think it will count towards the challenge as I didn't use a pattern and instead just copied pictures and actual dresses. But it's been fun anyway.

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  17. I love her patterns! So many great choices. I've used one of her bra patterns which went together really well but would love to try the 1930s corset pattern.
    -Emily

    Emily's Vintage Visions
    vintagevisions27.blogspot.com

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  18. My favourites are the 1930's Blouse and Trousers, and the 1940's Beach Set.
    Though really I love them all, her patterns are fabulous.

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  19. Wow. Fadanista is so productive! And so are the other ladies. I have been thinking about what to make for my pledge this year but I haven't made anything yet. Spoiled for choice again, I think ;)

    And the mrs. Depew giveaway sounds very good... There are so many lovely things but, like some other people here, I am distracted by the lingerie and shape wear: I was eyeing up the 1950's style corselette 2003 first but then I noticed the amazing 1940's corselette 355.

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  20. This Pledge is getting very exciting, especially seeing what you've got lined up for us this month. That Stitchcraft jumper is gorgeous - I'd better get on with my stitching.....

    My favourite is the 1930's Bias Tap Pantie as I've got just the right fabric for this in my stash! Fingers crossed!

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  21. I've been lusting after the 1950's draped evening gown 5712 for awhile now! So it's definitely my favourite, but I pretty much love all of the patterns in the 1950's dresses and separates section!

    megan.parkinson.uk@gmail.com

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  22. Oooh my isn't the 1930's 1123 Evening Gown/ Bridal Pattern (1933) stunning with its yoke. Swoon

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  23. Ooh, I just love the 40s apron dress - there are plenty more though :) Such a hard decision. THanks so much for the giveaway!

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  24. I'd Love to have a chance to win this! My favourite Pattern (so far) would have to be the 1940's Beach set of top, shorts and jacket.
    I've pledged 4 vintage makes this year (none completed yet) and will be writing about my progress here: http://missdixieodare.blogspot.com.au/

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  25. Oh my the lingerie! How to pick just one?! Especially love the 1930s nightgown 1054.

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  26. can't believe it didn't see the before! i love these:
    http://mrsdepew.com/blouse-and-dress-patterns/1950s/1950s-short-sleeve-dress.html
    http://mrsdepew.com/blouse-and-dress-patterns/1950s/1950s-day-dress-6136.html
    http://mrsdepew.com/blouse-and-dress-patterns/1950s/sun-dress.html

    can't choose just 1! i really want to try anna's patterns this year - i'm intrigued!

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  27. Ooh so hard to choose.I think it would have to be this fabulous 1930s evening gown: http://mrsdepew.com/wedding--evening-gowns/1930s-patterns/1930s-1123-evening-gown.html It's dramatic without being too OTT to find anywhere to wear it to.

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  28. Wow...so many beautiful patterns to choose from! I would love to fill my lingerie drawer with many versions of pattern #2005 (40s bra and bandeau). So pretty!

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  29. So many pretty patterns make difficult to choose! I thought I would go for a dress as I love dresses most, but the french drape blouse stole my heart, so this one is my favourite:
    http://mrsdepew.com/blouse-and-dress-patterns/1950s/french-draped-blouse.html

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  30. I love the 1950's Reversible Coat #6459. As a child of the 50s with a love of the 60s this is fab and just for me!
    Cazkinstaylor@gmail.com

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  31. i love the 1950s bateau neck blouse, it would be perfect with cropped trousers in summer. thank you for such a lovely giveaway! beththegulfmini@googlemail.com

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  32. The 1930s bra and tap pant is beautiful--looks like a nice challenge. ydechance [at] hotmail (dot) com

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  33. I have made a couple of her patterns in the past, most recently the beach bustier and they have been super easy to put together. My current favourite is the 30s blouse 1068A with its stylish, elegant flare and pretty tie to one side. Could be made up in an array of prints this summer. Email- christina_snellgrove@hotmail.com

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  34. I would love to try one of the bra patterns.

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  35. The 50s ball gown 5712 has been on my wish list for ages, if only I had a reason to make it!

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  36. So many great patterns... But I really love the French Cocktail Dress (Depew #3015), it would be perfect for a fancier dinner party with friends! Email: birgit.vangoethem@hotmail.be

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  37. I've been in love with the Draped Evening Gown pattern (#3010) ever since I saw a few original 1920's dresses in this elegant style!

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  38. So many lovely patterns! I like the 1940s beach set among others.

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  39. So many interesting patterns. This one looks great for summer https://www.etsy.com/listing/89210802/vintage-sewing-pattern-pdf-printable?ref=shop_home_active_11
    Thanks to you and Anna for the giveaway!

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  40. I'm really fond of the 1930's blouse and trousers. It would be super cute for the beach!

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  41. I like all the vintage underwear patterns!

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  42. So hard to narrow it down, but I'd say 1734, the 1930s day dress.

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  43. I love 6136! The style of the dress is just to die for!

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  44. Well I hope I win, I easily picked out three patterns!
    The 1930s blouse 1048, the 1950s cocktail dress 3015 & the 1950s dress 6134 - so many lovely patterns!
    liz [dot] alexandre [at] gmail [dot] com

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