Memorial Day Sales!

by Erin on May 22, 2009

Simplicity 3781

Jen at MOMSPatterns (the pattern above is from her store) is offering 20% off from Friday (today) through the 26th (Tuesday). Jen's coupon code will be 'decorationday' since "it sounds purdier than 'memorialday'". Jen was striving to list 50 new patterns each day until the sale, so there's a good chance of doing some real stocking up on the oldies!

Wendy at Pattern Stash will have a 4 day sale over Memorial Day weekend – from Friday May 22nd to Monday May 25th. Just use the code Dressaday in the "Note to Seller" when checking out, and 15% of your total purchase will be refunded.

Rita at Cemetarian is in, too: she'll give 20% off anything on her website from Friday the 22nd through Monday the 25th. Use the coupon code "Summer".

Lisa is offering a combination discount: Memorial Day and Indy500 weekend: 10% off at the Vintage Fashion Library with coupon code
INDY500 (and you can combine this with your Miss Helene's purchases, if you let Lisa know in advance — she has to set it up specially)!

Carol has a pre-Memorial Day sale running now until the end of today, 5/22. 25% off of all stock at Hurry!

Janet at Lanetz Living is running a "May Sale", put the word "May" in the coupon box and get 25% off your entire order. Good for one order only and expires June 14th.

Pam has three sites so she's running three sales! At Glamourstitch on ETSY:
Buy 2 patterns get one FREE! (In the notes section of your order simply state 'DressADay' and she will send you a revised invoice through PayPal.)

At they are having a 25% Off sale. Just type in 'Glamour' for the coupon code and the discount will automatically apply.

And finally, over at they're offering 15% off with the same code ('Glamour') at checkout.

Trudy at HotPatterns is offering 20% off the "Vintage Hotpatterns" range today through Monday!

Penny at Antique Dollhouse of Patterns has had a rough week. (She lost one of her cats to liver failure and the other is not doing well.) To cheer herself up she is running a random sale, depending on the pattern: the discount will be at least 10% but possibly even 40%!

Sheila at Out of the Ashes is running a 15% off sale, Friday (effective 12:01 a.m.) through Monday.

Holly at Lucite Box is doing something a little different — she's showing "featured items" on her home page in a gold oval frame. In that frame, she's featuring one item from each category on

During the four day sale, she'll mark-down items in that frame each day. The discount will vary depending on the item. Many of the discounts will be at least 20% off. Moreover, she's changing the featured items every day over the holiday weekend, so it's wise to check back often!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

diopsideanddiamonds May 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

If only I could sew (sewing machines hate me. Doesn’t matter what I do, how fast or slow I make it go, something always happens)… I like the idea of the posted pattern with the red/white/blue. Great for Memorial Day and 4th of July.


dulcet May 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

I am so drawn to that checkerboard-style colorblocking. I know it wouldn’t fly in public, but it really appeals to me. Maybe I’ll have to humor myself by making a doll dress that way….


joannely May 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

What a list of vintage pattern sellers! Thanks for the links!Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!


Melissa May 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm

OMG, it’s Nicole Kidman as a candy striper!(Maybe a Cherry Ames movie is in the works? ;-))


Trudy Callan May 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Great list.


sandritocat May 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Hey, Add me to this list. I’ll give 20% off today through Monday 25th. I wasn’t even thinking it was Memorial Day. My second grader is having a “snow day” Monday instead of a holiday(?) and I think that threw me off. Use code snowdaySandra ~


Mystique*61 May 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Oh and Mystique Vintage Clothing has some great patterns for sale from the 30s to the 70s and shipping is included in the purchase price to anywhere in the world!! New 30s 40s patterns are coming too. Great stuff is also featured on the home page – all prices include domestic shipping. Karen @ Mystique Vintage.:)

Reply May 22, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Well, late as always to the party, but everything on both and is 20% off from May 22nd to June 1st. Just send an email for a discounted


Bean May 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

did you see Amy Sedaris’ dress on Letterman last night? Fantastic!!!


Bean May 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm
Lizzie May 23, 2009 at 9:59 am

Many many sales, so little $$$!I love that Jen is using the term “Decoration Day.” Here is Western North Carolina, that term was always used back in the day. I didn’t know it was actually Memorial Day until I went to college!


LOVE's Sewing May 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Love the blog and all things vintage. If you accept awards, I have one for you on my blog.


Jean June 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

The only thing that I’m not liking about this pattern (and a few others that I’ve seen similar to it) is look at how slouchy the shoulders are!!! Does this have anything to do with the gal feeling weighed down with too much house work… etc….?


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