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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.

The Eve Appeal Charity

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

McCalls vintage blouse 7053 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong McCalls vintage skirt 6993 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

McCalls vintage dress 7154 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 9127 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

1940s vintage sewing pattern selection

Vogue vintage dress 8974 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 5209 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 9126 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

1950s vintage sewing pattern selection

Vogue vintage dress 8975 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 2401 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 9000 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 5880 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 2903 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 5813 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 6211 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

1960s vintage sewing pattern selection

McCalls vintage 7086 dress Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Vogue vintage dress 9082 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

Butterick vintage dress 6582 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 5748 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

Vintage-inspired sewing pattern selection

Butterick vintage dress 6094 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong Butterick vintage dress 6217 Big Vintage Sew Along #BVsewalong

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.

Katie Marcus What Katie SewsKatie Marcus What Katie Sews blog

Portia Lawrie Makery  Portia Lawrie Makery blog

Amy Almond RockAmy Almond Rock blog

By Hand London    By Hand London blog

Handmade JaneHandmade Jane blog

Jen Walker The Gingerthread girl  The Ginger Thread girl blog

Lisa Comfort Sew Over It  soi-logo-round

Janene Spencer Ooobop  Janene Spencer ooobop blog

Marie A Stitching Odyssey  Marie A Stitching Odyssey blog

Kerry Patternson Kestrel Makes  Kerry Patterson Kestrel Makes blog

Fiona Parker Diary of a Chainstitcher blog  Fiona Parker Diary of a Chainstitcher

Karen Ball Did you make that? blog  Karen Ball Did you make that?

Laura Clarke Sew For Victory  Laura Clarke Sew for Victory blog

Nina Chang Thumblenina  Nina Chang Thumble Nina sewing blog

Charlotte Powell English Girl at Home blogCharlotte Powell English Girl at Home

Gabby Young Living on a shoe stringGabby Young Living on a shoe string logo

Rachel Pinheiro House of Pinheiro  Rachel Pinheiro House of Pinheiro blog

Elena Rose Brown Randomly HappyElena Rose Brown Randomly Happy Blog

Winnie Longhurst Scruffy Badger Time  Winnie Longhurst Scruffy Badger Time blog

 

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.

 

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    So excited to be a part of this. Each and every one of those patterns right up my street! 🙂

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    So this has all my favourite ladies making dresses! Very excited to see everyone’s makes. xx