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I am honored to have two very awesome online shops offering discounts on their patterns especially for Sew For Victory: Vintage4me2 and Wearing History!

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 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 πŸ™‚

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!

  • Why is it that I only realised how much I wanted the Smooth Sailing Trousers by Wearing History 2 weeks after the discount code expired! Poops.

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  • I am going to join this as some of what I am making for SWAP2014 is 1940s based! And of course considerably tempted to grab some patterns on discount…we shall see what the budget says!

  • Oh, I’m so tempted to join in! Off to browse temptations now!

  • Very cool! It’s always especially awesome when you can get a craft related item you would have happily bought anyways at regular price for a deep discount like that.

    β™₯ Jessica

  • I am watching Land Girls right now on Netflix (I don’t know if you’ve seen it but you should! It’s a BBC show)…And there are some cute clothes! I’m trying to sew only things that fit into my actual life and wardrobe but I may have to do this one.

  • I said I wasn’t going to buy any more fabric this year but there is NOTHING about patterns in my vow : )

  • I see Burdastyle has just put up a ‘retro and casual’ collection inspired by the 40s called ‘Country Style’ – 9 new designs from April 2014 Burdastyle magazine –

  • I’m going to try really hard to get something finished for this, but I’ve got another major project going and a baby who likes to play with sewing machine pedals, both of which are going to make this tricky :/

  • This is so helpful and exciting!

  • I’m thinking about 3 projects. A refashion, a repeat make and a new one πŸ™‚ All made from stash items. That should challenge me, right? πŸ˜‰
    And what wonderful shops to be participating this way!

  • I’m excited! I can’t decide if I want to do a pinafore or overalls though. It’s hard to decide.

    • Well if you go overalls, I have shortlisted some too πŸ™‚ I was extra inspired though, because I saw some landgirls and lumberjills re-enacting last Saturday!

  • Happy to be a part of this! What fun that you are doing this again. I am happy to help too.. just shoot a question through our store.

  • misscrayolacreepy

    What Tasha said! haha I’m pumped and now I want to make the 1940s Sarong from Wearing History.

  • Maria

    I’m very pleased in seeing another Sew for Victory; this will be my first time. I saw your previous video, and am inspired to give it a try.

  • Sooooo excited. And what awesome discounts. That is all. πŸ™‚