Vintage Sewing Contest! (Not An April Fool's Joke)


Simplicity 8283

Michelle from Patterns from the Past reminded me that Pattern Review's Vintage Sewing Contest is starting up again!

First prize is a $100 gift certificate to Patterns from the Past; 2nd prize is a $50 gift certificate. If you were planning to work on a vintage sewing project between between April 1 – 31, you should consider entering it in the contest! (You must use a vintage sewing pattern printed between 1920 – 1976, not one of the new reproduction patterns. Here are the full rules.)

Michelle is also offering a 15% discount at Patterns from the Past during the contest. The discount coupon code is contest.

Good luck and happy sewing!

Oh, and a couple of not-a-joke sales, too:

Sandra at Sandritocat is running an April-Fool's-only sale — 25% off today only — and you can combine with her offer of free shipping with the purchase of three patterns.

Marge, at Born Too Late Vintage Patterns, is running a $5 sale! All patterns at her store are $5 (or less if marked less already). All you need to do is haggle the price to $5 and I'll accept it. She's running this sale from Friday April 3 to Friday April 10th.

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7 thoughts on “Vintage Sewing Contest! (Not An April Fool's Joke)

  1. A new, unheralded fashion illustrator!! This one has a sort of 1950’s typeface, etc, but the coloring in the drawing looks like what was used in the 1970’s! He or she is the missing link…

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  2. My goodness, I liked that yellow dress so much I had to go and buy the pattern! You’ve got to love one giant pocket, especially when it has a flower appliqued onto it.

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  3. I think the “no-altering of the pattern” is a silly rule. I have an extremely long torso and an F-cup so their suggestion of changing to another pattern really wouldn’t help – I need to adapt all patterns to my body shape.

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  4. You can find the yellow pattern at: http://www.oldpatterns.com/simplicity50.html#8283 The applique is missing from the pattern :(Pattern Review runs that contest every year. Sign up now, and you will be ready for next year. I didn’t know they had a 3 month waiting period.I think the alteration rule is for a major alteration – like making it more modern – you should check on the contest bulletin board for more information.http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=39025

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