Back by popular demand, the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge has returned for a second year! For those of you who don't know, it all started last year when I realised I've been buying vintage and reproduction sewing patterns faster than I can sew them, so I pledged to use at least five of them during 2014. I invited you all to join me on a whim and was overwhelmed with the response - over 100 of you took the pledge and we sewed up almost 200 makes between us! You can admire all of the makes on my dedicated Pinterest board.
EXCITING PLANS FOR 2015
This year the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge is going to be even bigger and better, mainly because I have a co-host! The wonderful Kerry of Kestrel Makes and I will be working tirelessly to bring you monthly inspiration posts through the decades, insights into fellow stitchers' vintage pattern stashes, giveaways and discounts, round-ups of your makes, and final prizes. Exciting stuff, no!?!
Whether you're taking part in the pledge or not, if you have an enviable or eclectic vintage sewing pattern collection we'd love to hear from you! You could be one of our montly interviewees!
MAKE THE PLEDGE YOUR OWN
If numerical targets aren't your thing, there are many other ways you can join in, like pledging to:
- Use your first ever vintage sewing pattern.
- Sew up a specific pattern from your stash.
- Explore patterns from a particular decade.
- Have fun patterns from a certain range of decades.
- Get creative with you vintage sewing patterns!
Although I didn't quite achieve my 2014 pledge, managing just three of my five promised makes, the fun I had and the excitement of seeing all your makes was second to none. In the hope that I can do better this year, I'm sticking to the same pledge:
During 2015, I, Marie Koupparis, will sew up at least five of my vintage or reproduction sewing patterns.
SHARE YOUR MAKES
Without a doubt, the best part of the pledge last year was seeing all of your makes! Once again we'll be sharing your makes on Pinterest, but we can't do it without you. To inspire others and be in with a chance of winning a final prize, you can share your makes by:
- Tagging them with #vintagepledge on Twitter (@StitchOdyssey or @kestrelmakes) and Pinterest.
- Leaving comments on mine or Kerry's blog.
- Dropping me (astitchingodyssey[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk) or Kerry (kerry[at]kestrelmakes[dot]com) an email.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a button (beautifully designed by my boyfriend again) and start spreading the word!
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