Do you do vintage? If yes, you have my full permission to skip this paragraph. If no… What if I tell you that patterns from the 90s can be included in your #VintagePledge? Or that workers of yarn, needle and hook are also welcome, would that sway you? Shall I tell you a little about what I have planned before you decide?
*Takes visible deep breath as she is preparing to make an announcement.*
I’m planning to make and blog one vintage pattern a month. That doesn’t look much like a pledge. Let’s try:
I, Penny, pledge to make one vintage pattern a month.
That looks a little more pledge-like. Now. One a month. Is that a little or a lot? For me it represents A LOT. I’ve just had a quick tot-up of the makes that made me blog last year. By my reckoning there were 14 finished makes with a direct 50:50 split between ‘vintage’ and ‘other’.
There was a definite shift towards vintage towards the close of 2015 and that has carried on into 2016 with a vintage jungle jacket
and a little something with flare from Butterick 3581 in progress.
What do you think? Were you already firmly in Camp Vintage* or have you found yourself swayed? No matter, whether you are Camp Vintage, swayed, swaying or indeed, totally un-swayed – travel here or here to find out more.
* totally ought to be the name of a shop or specialist website
9 thoughts on “My #VintagePledge 2016”
Ooh 12 – good for you! Love the Jungle Jan jacket
Will I later regret such optimism?
Looking forward to seeing the results! Especially those pants – yum. I love using vintage patterns, cute, quirky and interesting!
Me too, pants and patterns!
Absolutely firmly Camp Vintage (I *do* wish that was a vintage shop or actual grownup camp retreat–I’d be there in a minute!) here, and very excited to see what you come up with each month! That coat was truly spectacular, by the way.
I have always watched this sewalong from the sidelines, but I think this is the year that I actually throw a pledge of my own out there–why should you lot have all the fun? =) Besides, all my vintage patterns aren’t going to sew themselves!!
I know! If I make these patterns then I’m not just buying them for the illustrations… Which in themselves are a bigger draw than I like to acknowledge.
I sort of like rules, and I don’t like rules. Sometimes I need a framework and a push. And sometimes I just rebel. But generally I like the vintage patterns because they are more interesting and challenging than many modern styles. And often because they are fitted and I like fitted clothes. I don’t cultivate a “vintage” look – hair dye, victory rolls, funny footwear, old glasses (plus tatoo??). I like the wide trousers and think you will look lovely in them.
There’s that tension with the self-imposed goal. If it gives me an incentive to sew, yay! If I find it’s yet another deadline with the accompanying stress, not-so-yay.
I think that I’m drawn to vintage patterns for the same reasons – some of the styles suit me and they often have details that I don’t spot in many modern patterns.
Cultivating a vintage look – that’s an interesting topic. It’s not for me, for a start, how would I choose an era? I’m way too fickle to settle on one period. However, I can see the joy that it brings those that do.