Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let's Travel Back in Time Together

Come join us as we start off a new year by traveling to the past: Let's all sew vintage patterns together! This is a very informal sewalong, with few rules or restrictions, other than please use a vintage pattern published before 1995. In January we'll post our vintage pattern choices and share our muslins and the fabric we've selected. Then in February we'll share our construction adventures and post final pictures of our "new" vintage garments.

To participate in this sewalong, all you have to do is send Joanne (our moderator, matildasydney [at] yahoo.com) an email letting her know you're joining in, and a link to your blog if you have one (not necessary to participate). Or you can leave a comment here with the details. You'll get an invitation to join and this will allow you to post directly to this blog.
Need a vintage pattern? Etsy and eBay have loads of vintage patterns, and there are many excellent vintage pattern dealers online, like Lanetz Living.

C'mon, let's sew vintage together!

43 comments:

  1. I'm going through my vintage patterns as we speak, trying to figure out what I'm going to make. I'm excited about this sewalong!

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  2. duh, I just posted a comment on FB, asking how to participate.
    hee hee

    Yes, I would like to join. I have a pattern screaming to be made up, I got it from the Blue Gardenia.
    my email is alittlesewing at Gmail dot com

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  3. Yes please! I'm off to put up my sew along button and email Joanne now.

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  4. I would love to join this sew along! I am a novice and this would be my first sew along. My email is damedesignstudio@gmail.com
    and my link is:
    http://damedesignstudio.blogspot.com/


    I need to find a pattern.....

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  5. Uncle! I'll be joining. Blog posting has been scant for me this month, but there is a funnel necked dress that I want to make and I found a vintage pattern in my stash that will work. I had better check that it is pre 1965 though!

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  6. I'll attempt the sewalong. It'll be my first. I've got I pattern I'd love to have a dress from.

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  7. Connie, it's pre-1995, so you're probably fine!

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  8. Hi,
    This is such a great idea. I would like to participate in the Vintage Sewalong 2011.
    I have 3 blogs, but this one is my sewing blog: http://www.newterritoryco.com/
    Thanks for your consideration.

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  9. I'm in! Blog: www.seamswell.blogspot.com I'm still perusing patterns.........

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  10. I'd love to join in! I have a pattern & Fabric, I just need a kick to get it started!

    kitmacdonald@cox.net

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  11. I just made a dress from a 1969 pattern and it went so well that I bought more vintage patterns, LOL!

    So count me in! I also need the movivation of a sewalong to keep the mojo high.

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  12. I'm in as well - letter(dot)scarlett(at)gmail.com

    http://celluloidmachinations.blogspot.com/

    actual posting is my new year's resolution...

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  13. Count me in! I have a dress form the 70's that I've muslined and I really need to finish it up!

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  14. Oooh, this sounds like fun! www.delilahsmomma.blogspot.com
    I have a bunch of kids' patterns from the 70s!

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  15. Oh, count me in! My email is retrograce at hormail dot com and my link is www dot retrograce dot blogspot dot com.

    Can't wait!

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  16. I would love to join! My email address should appear in the email format of this comment :) My blog is http://kittycouture.blogspot.com

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  17. Just wanted to add that it's ok to sew a new pattern that's a reprint of a vintage pattern, e.g., Vintage Vogue.

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  18. I have pattern and fabric standing by.
    trendall@yahoo.com.au

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  19. Ok - count me in - pre 1995 - is that really vintage?

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  20. Handmade, none of us are sure 1995 is vintage, but it was a great year.

    16 years ago is almost a generation,so, um, yeh, for this sewalong, it's vintage.

    Glad you have joined!

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  21. I think I joined on the wrong post :D Here's my info so you can add me!

    (my blog is linked through this login. but you know my blog! ha!)

    email: jemimabean at gmail dot com

    Thanks for organizing this! So fun!

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  22. Hey, I might actually try this, though I'm not at all in the league of anyone here. I have a Butterick "Retro" dress pattern from 1952 that I've been wanting to try: 4919.

    I don't have a sewing blog, just a totally unrelated blog about my music stuff (though I suppose this could be considered related because I would wear the dress for concerts it it came out looking good).

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  23. I'll bite! ladykatza(at)gmail(dot)com and my blog is this one: http://peanutbuttermacrame.blogspot.com/

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  24. Sounds fun, would love to join.

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  25. I'd like to join in! Does the actual pattern have to be authentically vintage or can it be a repro, like a Vintage Vogue?
    wwww.underneaththewillow.blogspot.com
    virginia.lea.wise[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. All right, count me in, since I started muslining up my pattern (1973, baby ;) ) yesterday.

    Now to think about fabric...

    www.tanitisis.wordpress.com
    tanitisis@yahoo.com

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  27. count me in. I thought I had already posted.

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  28. I'd love to join! I'm excited to try something new (ahem, old) and hopefully it'll force me to update my blog regularly as well :)

    LeeAnn

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  29. Count me in, with a Vogue OOP (Adele Simpson Designer Patter 1346) from the early 80"s that will make a great spring concert or cocktail dress. it's a great style that somehow I never got around to making:
    I really like the versatile drape which can be fashioned into a tight sheath or more of a twenties' style hip drape.

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  30. I would like to join in. I have a few vintage patterns, but haven't sewn any yet.

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  32. I would love to join in! I have a great McCall's dress pattern from 1958 that I have been dying to make. My email address is rbu2011@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  33. I would love to sew along. This is just the gentle nudge I need to get back to sewing with purpose.
    www.countrygirlcouture.blogspot.com/
    mkcarver(at)q(dot)com

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  34. I'd like to be added, too! :D

    SarahBethHaag at gmail dot com

    http://emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com

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  35. Please add me too!

    My name is Nina and I blog at SewRetro and at thevintagefamily.blogspot.com.

    I can be reached at gsuluh at yahoo dot com. I've had that email for over 10 years, so I'm not worried about being spammed. BTDT, got the spam folder and tshirt. ;-)

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  36. I'd love to join in on the vintage sewalong! Please add me too! My email address is handmadebyfreya1@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  37. I love a good sewalong! Please add me! My email is andrea at gideonfamily dot org and my blog is newvintage.wordpress.com

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  38. This will be my first sewalong! I am very excited to see what everyone is making.

    Jacki
    withamoderntwist.blogspot.com
    withamoderntwist@gmail.com

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  39. Hello! I'm having a hard time deciding which vintage pattern to sew, but I'm in! My email is sewingbysharon at gmail dot com Thanks!

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  40. I'm in too! My email address is sewmeaningful at gmail dot com.

    I have chosen my pattern already and am working on the muslin at the moment. I'll be using vintage vogue cocktail dress pattern number: 5782. I think its from the early 60's (no date on pattern) judging from the style.

    Cheers,
    Mel

    BTW: This will be my first vintage pattern as well :)


    http://sewmeaningful.wordpress.com

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  41. I would love to join.
    I sent an email a couple of days ago, but am unsure if it has been received. I guess this is a busy time of year for everyone.

    lia (is@) hydeandseek.com.au

    Also a (very new) blog for recording my sewing
    hydeandseek.com.au/sew

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  42. Oooeee! Just what I need to get that 50's dress going. Please count me in, if it's not too late. I did send an email, but I'm not sure it's been received.

    mezzocouture.wordpress.com

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