Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sew June Goes Sew Retro!

I just joined the very talented ladies over at Sew Retro!  I'm so excited!  So far I haven't sewn much from vintage patterns, just a few things  here and there from reissued patterns for my son but that's about it.  I had been lurking at Sew Retro for a while and I'm always amazed at the talent those girls have.  I really want to start sewing more vitange garments so I thought joining them would actually give me an excuse, and encourage me, to do so.  I hope my plan works!

In honor of my joining Sew Retro, I am going to do a pattern giveaway! I haven't had much luck with giveaways here (cough....pink soaker.....cough) so I hope this one is more successful.  Entering the giveaway is very simple, just leave a comment telling me how you got interested in vintage sewing or just vintage things in general and in two weeks (October 20th), I will pick a winner using www.random.org.  Each comment will be numbered in the ordered they are posted.  I will then post the name of the winner and an email address to contact me so I can have the mailing info.

 Here is the pattern.  It's small but who knows, maybe you'll be up to the grading challenge!




Good luck!

13 comments:

  1. Hi!! I haven't been able to find the things I want to wear in the stores, so I resorted to sewing retro patters. That is when the women were curvy and hot. Great BLOG!

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  2. Beautiful pattern. My Mum taught me how to sew and is an avid second hand shopper so it was almost inevitable that I would be into sewing and vintage clothes. I find sewing vintage patterns far cheaper than actually buying vintage dresses.

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  3. Hey June!! I love vintage sewing. When I did costuming for theatres, my favorite pieces were the period pieces- specifically the shows that took place in the 40s :-D In fact, I loved the decade so much, all my barbies had 40s inspirec dresses lol!!

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  4. Hey there June! This is a cute pattern and I agree it is small! I started sewing way back when - my mom actually taught me...and one of my first projects was vintage: an A-line dress for my sister's Twiggy costume for some project in high school (unfortunately no pics). I don't even know if I was in high school yet (although I am only a year behind her). I love vintage sewing...I have a 2 year old and so my sewing time is limited right now which means many virgin (vintage) patterns that I lust after...but she's only young once and just wait until I get her sewing...who knows maybe she'll be the one to sew this pattern if I win...I couldn't be happier if it was. I so love and enjoy sewing and I watch the Sew Retro blog too..so I hope your plan works...I'd love to see what you sew!! Get to it girl! I'm waiting! lol...and Take Care!

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  5. I haven't sewn a retro pattern yet, but I did buy one recently from someone off of Craigslist. I am going to sew it during my Clothing Construction class at the local college.

    BTW, I just found your blog and I am your newest follower!

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  6. Hi June! I love that pattern. I first became interested in vintage when I was a teenager and lucky enough to live in a city with several decent large vintage shops. I always hated the idea of wearing something the same as everyone else, but I still wanted to look feminine and well put-together, so I developed a habit of looking for vintage dresses when I wanted something for a special occasion. I wore a made-over 80s black velvet and white taffeta ball dress with concertina pleats to my school prom, and I still remember with fondness a blue and white 50s cotton dress that I bought and lovingly repaire where it had ripped. That was what introduced me to the superior fabric quality of vintage clothes - I could believe how stable and beautiful that old cotton was to handle. I got into sewing just a couple of year ago, and it was only natural that, liking vintage shopping as I do, I would start to look for vintage patterns and sew them. So far I've made three vintage things and I love them all!

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  7. Vintage clothes are classy and tasteful. Unlike clothes today that advertise all your goodies.

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  8. I'm a costume designer, so naturally, I've sewed all sorts of period pieces. My favorite show, by far, was the one set during the 40s. What beautiful clothing. I love it when the pattern companies reprint their vintage patterns, and I have more than 50 vintage patterns myself.

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  9. I just love the look and styling of vintage kiddies clothes - was lucky enough to have found a few patterns while op-shopping :)

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  10. I have started sewing vintage patterns as they are so much better drafted than today's and the styles often are repeated.

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  11. I've worn vintage clothing on and off starting when I was about 18. It was all about wanting a different look. Now that I'm older and rounder, I know what looks good on me and it's definitely dresses from the 50s and 60s. I loved the clean lines of the clothing and the fact that women looked like women. Sewing from vintage patterns (and re-issues) allows me to make what I want in my size. No more leaving the vintage clothing store sad because I couldn't find my size.

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  12. I have always liked to sew but just recently discovered all the vintage patterns online.

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