March 15, 2014


It’s back! Sew For Victory returns for another awesome sewing challenge inspired by the 1940s.

If you’re new around here, or missed out on last year’s challenge, be sure to watch the 2013 project parade video for a general idea of what to expect. There are also a slew of fantastic photos and group discussions in the Flickr group to get you inspired!

-Sew For Victory is a non-competitive sewing challenge for anyone who’s ever wanted to try sewing a 1940s style. It doesn’t matter what your sewing skill level is, or how familiar you are with the era, you’re encouraged to join in!

-You are allowed to pick your own pattern and work at your own pace, so long as your pattern is 1940s* and your project is made specifically during Sew For Victory.

-*You can use any vintage sewing pattern, reproduction sewing pattern, or modern sewing pattern that helps you recreate your 1940s look.

-*Any WWII style or post war “New Look” style is appropriate for this challenge (some late 30s or very early 50s patterns may be used so long as the overall “feel” of the project is 40s).

-I will be posting tons of photos of appropriate fabrics and patterns for you to use so if you don’t know what a 1940s style really looks like, that’s okay!

-The Flickr group serves as our official Sew For Victory meeting place where we can all get together, introduce ourselves, and share our progress. Flickr is free to join and easy to sign up for, plus you control the privacy and rights to any photos you post there. Most importantly it’s a place to make new friends!

-All finished projects shared in the Flickr group will be featured in a final project video to wrap up the sew-along!

-Sew For Victory 2.0 kicks off today and runs through April 30th 2014. That gives you a few weeks to gather supplies and the entire month of April to sew.


This is just the official announcement to start spreading the word. I’ll be back on Monday with the first round of fabric and pattern inspiration, as well as a generous coupon code to use on patterns at Vintage4me2! In the meantime, join us in the official Flickr group and grab a button to display on your blog!

Sew For Victory Button – 300 px wide SFVbutton300

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Sew For Victory – 200 px wide SFVbutton200

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Did I mention there will be some awesome prizes given away at the end of the sew-along for those who completed their project? Yep!

I hope you’ll sew along with us!

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