Hot off the press we are here to tell you about the Big Vintage Sew-along, launching today! You are invited to sew your favourite fashion era from a selection of vintage sewing patterns spanning the 1930s to 1960s. The Sew-along is being hosted by Butterick to raise money for The Eve Appeal charity and will run until the Knitting and Stitching Show in October. There will be lots of exciting things happening throughout the year including vintage workshops, events in stores, a fantastic bloggers tour and finishing with a vintage tea party.
How can you get involved?
You can join in the sew-along with sewists from all over the country to help raise funds and awareness for The Eve Appeal charity by sewing one of the dressmaking patterns from the inspiration vintage edit (all 20 patterns are listed below). Monies raised from the sale of each pattern will go towards helping The Eve Appeal achieve better detection and prevention of women’s cancers. You can find out more about the work of The Eve Appeal charity here.
As the year progresses you can see what everyone else is making by searching for #bvsewalong on Instagram and Twitter and of course share your makes too. Post a photo with the hastag #bvsewalong and copy in @McCallpatternUK on Twitter or @McCallpatternUK on Instagram. There are also some vintage Pinterest boards for inspiration. Find out more details from Butterick about the sew-along here.
What are the vintage sewing patterns?
You are really spoilt for choice with twenty vintage sewing patterns from across the decades (1930s to the 1960s) including dresses, tops, skirts and jackets. We’ve listed them all here so you can have a browse and add favourites to your wishlist.
1930s vintage sewing pattern selection
1940s vintage sewing pattern selection
1950s vintage sewing pattern selection
1960s vintage sewing pattern selection
Vintage-inspired sewing pattern selection
Who is taking part in the blogger tour?
There is a whole host of talented sewing bloggers who have kindly agreed to make their favourite vintage pattern from the collection to inspire your sewing projects and we’ll be taking part too! For the full schedule take a look here.
And you will be seeing an appearance from us too! Wondering what everyone will be making? Well that’s a surprise so you’ll just have to wait and see 🙂
Find others who are taking part in the Big Vintage Sew-along and chat about your makes in the forum.