End of Year Sales

by Erin on December 29, 2012

Back before I did much sewing, I used to really enjoy the post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s end-of-year sales. I would take myself and my Christmas present money to the mall, hoping against hope that there would be something that I actually liked that I could spend said money upon (remember, this was before I did much sewing, when I was at the mercy of Belk’s and 5-7-9 — does 5-7-9 still exist? Oh I guess they do).

Now that I sew more and shop less (at least, I shop less for clothes that are already made …) I look more for end-of-year sales from pattern sellers and vintage sellers. :-) Here’s a list of all the sales I know about, feel free to add more in the comments!

Trésor De Vintage is offering a 10% rebate, through January 11th. (I have my eye on this ur-1970s gold-tone chain.)

Penny at Antique Dollhouse of Patterns is offering a 30% discount from December 31 through January 4. You might like this colorblock 1960s dress in a forgiving half-size.

Lisa at Your Pattern Shop is offering 20% off with the coupon code NEWYEAR2013, starting December 30 and ending January 5th. If you’re a smaller size and want a simple (yet gorgeous) pattern, check this one out:

Butterick 6578

(Ignore the belligerent woman in the center. She doesn’t fight fair.)

Holly at Past Perfect Vintage is offering sale prices across the site … check out this Vera Maxwell dress, yum!

The Vintage Fashion Library is having a 25% off sale until January 2 — use coupon code “blizzard.” (Lisa was promised one by untrustworthy weathermen and was quite disappointed to get just a run-of-the-mill snowstorm, instead.) And check out this Women’s Day pattern — quite unsuitable for any kind of snow, but with a really unusual front closure!

Sheila at Out of the Ashes is offering 15% off, through January 1, using the coupon code CHRISTMAS. Might be a good time to pick up this favorite

Tina at What-I-Found is offering 25% (excluding shipping) through January 15th … use coupon code “FirstSale!” because it’s Tina’s first sale. :-) (Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to sew more slinky Sixties wear? If so, try this one.)

Janet at Lanetz Living is offering 30% off purchases of $15 or more. Ends January 2. Don’t let this one get away …

Marian at Vintage Vanities is offering free priority shipping for US orders over $30 … I wish these shoes were my size.

Kathleen at Little Hunting Creek is offering 20% off all patterns starting now, plus get free shipping if you buy three or more. Use code NEWYEAR. (They will remove the shipping charges manually.) Maybe you’ve been looking at the Colette Macaron dress? I know I have …

Sydney’s Vintage Clothing is having a sale through January 31 — 35% off any order of $40 or more (excluding shipping). If you’re in a place that still has plenty of winter left you might want to check out her selection of vintage coats. (Vintage coats are almost always good bang for the buck. Which is probably why I have a closetful.)

Michelle at Patterns from the Past is offering 15% off orders over $20, with the code “newyear” –  valid until February 1, one per customer. (I love this Sixties midriff jumper …)

And if your resolution is to get better at sewing, Deepika at Pattern Review is running a big year end sale. All online classes are $27 ($29.99 for Free members) and all the big 4 patterns (Burda, Vogue, McCalls , Butterick , Simplicity, New Look ) are 35% off (25% for free members) until December 31st.

The Blue Gardenia is having a sale, too!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

EmSewCrazy December 30, 2012 at 5:04 am

Wow! That’s a lot of great sales.
I will be having a sale on the 31st. 40% off all patterns and fabrics: http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmSewCrazy?ref=si_shop

There are also a bunch of other great vintage pattern stores on Etsy having sales through the new year. Here’s a thread where people are listing their discounts and coupon codes: http://www.etsy.com/teams/9565/pattern-patter/discuss/11435728/page/2/

Here’s to a new year full of more vintage sewing!

PS. I’ve enjoyed your blog this year! I love your pattern stories and all your versions of Vogue 9929!

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dulcet December 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I think the woman in the center isn’t really all that belligerent. It’s just that she’s trying to wear shoes that are too small for her, and she’s miserable, which makes her rather catty.

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Retro Rosie January 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I posted a link to your blog on our website. Thanks for sharing all the awesome sales- we’re passing the info along!

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