Have you seen Marie's Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge on her blog (A Stitching Odyssey)?
She is pledging to sew 5 garments from her collection of vintage patterns this year. That is such a great idea.
I have a bit of a thing about vintage patterns - I love the illustrations, it doesn't mean I'm going to make them though.
Some make me laugh ...
|This cost me 50p in a charity shop - it makes me smile every time I look at it.|
I mean who doesn't need a heart shaped pocket on their tennis skirt?
Do you think the lady in yellow knows her golf club is upside down?
Some I have because of the historical details ...
|My Girl bought me this for Christmas - it's glorious but I am never going to make my own |
leather gloves, it's just not happening.
Some because of the designer ...
|I am delighted when I find a Barbara Hulanicki designed sewing pattern but|
this dress would not suit me.
Some were gifts ...
|I'm not ever going to make this - but Auntie S told all her ladies at ballroom dancing that I sew|
and they gave me patterns, loads of patterns, of things they had made for themselves in the past.
I can't part with those, a gift from one sewer to another means something special.
I sorted through my vintage sewing patterns this week - that caused much hilarity here as P objected to me including a 1990s pattern in this category - makes him feel old apparently! However, as the accepted definition seems to be 'over 20 years old' in that pattern goes.
I have 66 in total - and have so far made a grand total of 3 of them! That's a measly 4.5%.
P looked at them and said 'You don't have enough fabric.' - I love that man!
These are the ones I've made to date:
|And I've made this one 4 times - 3 for me, one for My Girl, here|
is one example.
|And I've made this twice - one example is here|
As it was 50p in a charity shop I've had my money's worth!
|I've made this twice, once for me, once for my friend T.|
This was pre-blog, I don't think I have any photos.
So, it would appear, if I actually pull my finger out and make up a vintage pattern, it's a success and I make it multiple times. This seems like a winning combination - I should make some more!
During 2014 I will sew up at least four of my vintage sewing patterns.
Anything else is a bonus
I'm going to make a new page and add all the photos of my vintage patterns - I think I need to have a bit of a sort out first and decide what I'm going to make.