Vintage4me2 is run by mother/daughter team (Judy and Corey) and they specialize in all original vintage sewing patterns. Vintage sewing patterns are a real treat because they’re like literally holding a small piece of sewing history in your hands. They’re authentic, they’re the real deal. Take a look at any of Judy’s 1940s patterns and I bet you’ll have a hard time trying to pick just one for the challenge!
For those new to vintage sewing beware that vintage patterns usually only come in one size per envelope, and many are unprinted. If you’ve never seen an unprinted vintage pattern check out my tutorial on how to work with them. If you have experience with resizing patterns or find one that’s close to your size, sewing from true vintage patterns is incredibly rewarding so don’t be scared!
For those of you who like the convenience of modern patterns with updated, easy to read instructions, try a reproduction pattern company like Wearing History! Lauren offers a wide variety of beautiful vintage reproduction patterns that come in a vast range of modern sizes, and the option to print your patterns at home!
Check out any of the 194os patterns by Wearing History, as well as some of the 1930s patterns for your Sew For Victory project! Reproduction sewing patterns are truly the best of both worlds when it comes to vintage sewing, so I encourage you to check out Wearing History if you’re brand new to sewing vintage!
Okay now for the discount codes!
Lauren is offering 20% off patterns (including e-patterns) at wearinghistory.com with the coupon code sewforvictory14 at the checkout.
Judy is offering 30% off sewing patterns with the “make offer” code Victory2014 (please see this post for instructions on how to use the make offer code).
If you have any questions or concerns about the discount codes, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments and I’ll respond as promptly as I can.
Both codes are valid from now until April 1st 2014 so you have plenty of time to plan your project and gather supplies. Those vintage patterns tend to go fast though and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
A reminder to Sew For Victory participants: Make sure you’re joining us in the Sew For Victory Flickr group and introducing yourself! We like Flickr for our official meeting place because everyone can share their progress, inspirations, and post any questions you need help with in the group forum. Flickr is free and you get to control the privacy and rights to your own photos. Don’t be shy! Flickr is where new sewing friends are made 🙂
If you missed the official Sew For Victory announcement, get caught up here!
Stay tuned for a big post on other pattern sources, how to date your sewing patterns, and lots of fabric inspiration! In the mean time, check back through last year’s Sew For Victory posts for a refresher course.
Now, what pattern should I make?!
Thanks again to Wearing History and Vintage4me2 for your generous pattern discounts! Honored to have you as sponsors!