In Sew For Victory


Hello, Amazing Sew For Victory Participants!

There’s really not a whole lot I can say except you all seriously knocked my socks off this year with your sewing. I’m not easily impressed, but you all well and fully impressed me! Thank you so much for joining my sew-along, sharing your progress, and challenging yourselves to make something awesome. You should be so proud! I know I am.

The final Flickr Group count for this year (as of this morning) is 404 members and 1,082 photos. That’s 232 new members and 592 new photos since last year! Amazing. Did I say you all were amazing yet? Because you are.

So as a reward for all your hard work, let the giveaways begin!

Like last year, these giveaways are for Sew For Victory participants only, but I’m trying something slightly different this year with how the prizes are drawn. This is a Chinese Auction style drawing, which means you can put your name in the hat for one specific prize that you hope to win (instead of being picked for a random prize like last year). One finished project equals one chance to win one prize (only one entry per person, even if you were extra amazing and finished more than one thing.) Make sense?

Okay so the prizes are:

Prize One: A $25.00 USD gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads.


Prize Two: Everything you need to make a cute vintage inspired summer bag! One yard of yellow polka dot cotton, one yard of cotton ticking, two bamboo bag handles, one spool of coordinating thread from my stash, and the bag pattern.


Prize Three: Summer Sewing Bundle! Three yards of light blue 100% Rayon floral fabric, some vintage notions, and two of Gertie’s new patterns (size pack A5).


Prize Four: A $25.00 USD store credit to Vintage4me2 patterns on eBay.


The Rules:
1.) You must have finished a Sew For Victory project to enter this giveaway (I will be checking the Flickr Group so make sure your photos are uploaded!)
2.) Please leave one comment with your first name, your Flickr user name, and which prize you hope to win.

3.) You must leave your comment before Sunday, May 18th at 10:00pm EST

(giveaway open to Sew For Victory members worldwide, though shipping charges may be different for gift card winners outside of the US.)

That’s it!

I’ll be back on Monday May 19th to announce the four winners with the final Sew For Victory 2.0 slideshow video! You can watch last year’s video again to tide you over in the mean time 😉

A special thank you to Judy at Vintage4me2, and Lindsay and Charlie at Hawthorne Threads for their generous prize contributions.

Good Luck!


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  • Catherine
    May 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Hi! This was so fun!


    My name is Catherine
    Midlagedfangirl is the name for the “sew for victory.”
    I would love to be in the drawing for #4

  • Jessica Meade
    May 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Onelittlewildcat here! Prize #2 would brighten my summer wardrobe!

  • tatiana_schatz
    May 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Hi! I`d like to get prize #3!
    Ve nfme is Tatiana? my flikr name – tatiana_schatz

  • annaintechnicolor
    May 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to win prize pack #1!

    -Anna (annaintechnicolor on Flickr)

  • Kristin Cline
    May 15, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Thank you again Rochelle for hosting this sew along, I’ve enjoyed it so much! I’m Kristin, flickr name “kristin.greasegirl” and please put my name in for #2.

  • Caroline
    May 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Hi! Fun prizes! My name is Caroline and my Flickr is Celiades. I’d like to put in or prize number four, please. Cheers!

  • Heidi
    May 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you for hosting this sew along. Great prizes! I would like to put my name in the hat for prize three.
    Heidi (Heidi Sorli on Flicr)

  • cafekam
    May 14, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Hi Rochelle !
    My name is Camille, Cafekam on FlicKr. I would be very happy with Prize one

  • Kaiser Jen
    May 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    My Name is Jen, my Flickr account is Kaiser Jen, and I’d like to put in for prize pack 1. Thank you for making the sew-a-long. It was a lot of fun. 😀

  • Bellis Winter
    May 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Such a great new !!!! thanks a lot for this giveaway
    my flick name is belliswinter
    my name is Chloe
    and my choice is N°4

  • Kelly B.
    May 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you for hosting the Challenge and offering the prizes! Sew for Victory was, again, just the prod I needed to get along with my projects. It’s truly great to sew along with so many other vintage lovers!

    My name is Kelly B., and my Flickr username is Seam Racer. Please enter me in the hat for prize pack #1: A $25.00 USD gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads.

  • Deborah Morrison
    May 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Brilliant! Thank you so much.
    Name: Deborah
    Username: Piper Springs
    Prize pack #1

  • ilse
    May 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

    As if joining the sew along wasn’t fun enough, what a brilliant prices to win.
    My flickr username is ilse_euser which is also my real name, and I’d love to have price number 4.

  • EmilysVintageVisions
    May 12, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Awesome prizes, thank you! My pick is the gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads. They have some great looking novelty prints I would love to try.
    My Flickr name is EmilysVintageVisions.

  • Tessa
    May 12, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Hi! I’m Tessa, or misshendrie on Flickr, and would love to win prize three!

  • Valerie
    May 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Looking forward to the next sewing challenge!!! My flickr name is Boomgoesval and my first name is Valerie. Crossing my fingers for prize number four, but there all great giveaway’s. Thanks so much, take care and amazing blog!

  • Liberty
    May 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I’m Liberty (BertyDing on Flickr), and I would love to win prize #4, that shop is awesome!

  • tseith96
    May 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Hi! I really enjoyed this sewalong, and if you have it again next year, I’ll be back! I loved looking at all those pictures. My name is Trisha (my Flickr handle is Trishie78) and I made the blue rayon jersey from Vintage Vogue. I would like to be entered for #1, the Hawthorne Threads fabric gift certificate. Good luck everybody!

  • Julie
    May 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I’d like to enter for prize #3. My flickr name is hepkitty84.

  • Sewsewcial
    May 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I loved this sew along it tought me humility. I would like to enter for prize pack 3. My flicker handle is sewsewcial and I entered two items. Thank you so much for doing this again

  • Abbi Jane
    May 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this again this year! I did not get a chance to last year, so I was pretty happy.

    I would like to win prize #1. My real name is Abbi and my Flickr name is abbijane 🙂 (also my real name hahaha).

  • Ronda Fleming
    May 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Prize 4 for me, thanks

    I’m a bit greedy I have 2 usernames – Ronda Fleming or Ronnielee28

    Cheers Rochelle for another great Sew for Victory extravaganza!

  • Lisette
    May 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

    What wonderful prizes! You’re so generous…
    This is Lisette ( lovelisette on Flickr) and I would love to win prize #1! Although, I admit that bag prize is very tempting. Either way I might have to go buy those same supplies.

  • Esther
    May 11, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Thanks for hosting the sew a-long! my name is Esther, esthermariehayes on flickr and I would love to be entered for the prize pack #4.

  • Joanna
    May 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I’d love to enter in for prize 4 thank you Lucille!

  • Catherine
    May 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Catherine, midlagedfangirl, #4

  • Hep Kara
    May 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Kara here – HepKara on Flickr, and I’d love to win Prize #3.

  • aem2
    May 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Great prizes to go with some fabulous outfits! I’m Andrea aka aem2. My Flickr name is aem2_. I’d love to win Prize Pack #1.

  • Jenny
    May 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Wowzer you have rustled up some more amazing prizes again this year Rochelle! It’s an easy choice for me since I’ve had my eye on B6031 for the undies alone! Please put my name in the hat for pack #3! I’m Jenny, user name rennous-oh-glennus on flickr (project here : ) Thanks again for the inspiration, it’s quite something that you’ve achieved here- getting 404 vintage lovers altogether in the one place! Really looking forward to seeing the slideshow 😀

  • Lizzie Lenard
    May 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Hello Rochelle,
    Thank you for running the sewalong. Sew for Victory has been brilliant fun – so many fantastic projects, the video is going to be a long one this year.Thank you for the giveaway too – please enter me for prize number 4. I’m Lizzie Lenard on the internet, but Margaret in real life.
    Love from England.

  • Lyric
    May 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Greetz, Rochelle!

    How generous of you with time and valuable things.

    My name: Lyric
    Flicker: lovinlocks
    Prize Four: A $25.00 USD gift certificate to Vintage4me2.

    Thank you.



  • Miss Beta
    May 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Rochelle! Thank you so much for this challenge and prizes! This was the push that I needed to start learning sewing. And I made a skirt! 😀

    My name is Elisabete
    Flicker: Miss Beta Knits
    Prize One: A $25.00 USD gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads.

    Thank you so much again! I cannot believe how many pretty and neat garments the gals made for this challenge!

    Miss Beta xx

  • Cherry Pulp
    May 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hello, my name is Martina
    My flickr username is “martine.cherrypulp”, and my choice is pack 4 ♥
    So impatient to see the final video…

  • Julia
    May 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you for hosting, I had a great time making my dress! I’d love to win prize 3. I’m greencoffeepot on flickr 🙂

  • sue sutton
    May 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Hi i’m Sue (flicker name Dottylou1) thanks to you & Sew for Victory I have been encouraged to get sewing clothes again. I would love to win prize 2.

  • Lucy
    May 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for hosting this Rochelle, fabulous prizes too! I would like to put my name down for #3 please. My name is Lucy, and my Flickr account is hellbrokeluce 🙂

  • Jeanette Murray
    May 10, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Thank you, Rochelle! A very fun sew-a-long! My flickr name is bloominyankee. I made the lilac/green trousers and shirt with the applique apron from vintage4me2. I would be interested in prize 4. Thank you!

  • Chococat
    May 10, 2014 at 7:41 am

    My name is Holly, my Flickr name is Chococat Lover, my photostream is and I’m down for prize lot #3!

  • Crow
    May 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Hi I’m Crow and I’d like to win prize 3, the Gertie Summer Sewing Bundle please. My Flickr name is Crow Bird She’s Sew Busy. Thank you!

  • hofficoffi
    May 10, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Hi, I’m Eira wih the flickr account HoffiCoffi. I would love to be entered into Prize 2 to make the cute summer bag. Thank you!

  • macinic
    May 10, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Thank you so much Rochelle for another wonderful Sew for Victory event – I’m already planning for 2015 😉 I’m Nicole, MaciNicSD and love the fabric in prize #3, the Gertie pack 😉

  • Kat H
    May 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Hi! 🙂 I’m Kat, and my Flickr name is macskakat. I’d love to go in the draw for prize 3 please – such gorgeous fabric!

    Thanks for running Sew for Victory again, so much fun. 🙂

  • Sara Mayo
    May 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Sara (SaraJazz on Flickr) I would like to enter for prize pack 4, thanks!

  • Becky Morrette
    May 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I had too much fun during Sew for Victory! And as a newbie sewer I’m now hooked and have been looking for more vintage sew-alongs. Thank you so much for putting it all together and getting a giveaway together too! You are a rockstar 🙂

    Flickr user name: bmorrette
    and I think giveaway 4 might be just what I’ve been waiting for 🙂

  • Sarah
    May 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I had so much fun with this sew along! My name is Sarah and my flickr name is Kinfauns and Owls. I am delighted about prize #4. Thanks so much for hosting this, Rochelle. Looking forward to the next sew along!

  • Amber Hunter
    May 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    WOW! What a hard choice! My first name is Amber and my Flickr name is Amber Hunter (I think?) I am really interest in prize two (Cute fabrics!). Thank you for hosting this sew-a-long and for everything you do!

  • ksgentry
    May 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you so much Rochelle for hosting and taking so much of your time to make it successful. I can’t help but think that we should be giving you something instead. It is so hard to select from the wonderful choices but if I must I will throw my hat in the ring for Prize #4, so I can start planning ahead to next year’s Sew For Victory ( hint,hint,hint). My name is kathy and my Flickr account name is ks.gentry/SewMuch2Learn. Good luck to everyone and to everyone JOB WELL DONE!

  • Jo
    May 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I’d like to win the hawthorne threads prize. Thank you! My flickr name is energisedbunny. You can see my project here


  • DesignRewindFashions (@DesignRewind)
    May 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Lovely prizes and wonderful items sewn! Good luck to everyone!

  • Victoria
    May 9, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Great prizes! My name is Victoria and my flickr name is vnicanndrais. I’d like to be entered for prize pack one please.

  • Loran
    May 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    They are ALL amazing!! I’m LoranW on flickr and I’d like a shot at #4 (but they’re all good!).

  • Jet Set Sewing
    May 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hi, I was a little late posting my pic of the Charles James “New Look” skirt I made to wear to the Charles James exhibit in New York, but it’s up there now. I’m Julie, and my flickr name is TV Julie. I’d like to be in the drawing for prize pack #1.

  • JJ
    May 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    My flickr name is jannapyj. I made the skirt and blouse from a tablecloth and sheet on the last day of entry! :o) I would love to be entered in the drawing for prize 1.

  • akramsideas
    May 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Hi this is Akram, and my Flickr name is akramsideas. I really enjoyed the sew along, and am also, blown away by all the great projects everyone worked on. Thanks for hosting the sew-along, and these fine prizes are just an extra bonus. While they are all great I’d like to enter for prize pack #2 , that yellow polka-dot fabric is calling my name 🙂

  • Nikki H.
    May 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    These prizes are so awesome and I’m so excited to be part of it! My first name is Nikki, my Flikr name is NikkiHuff, and I made a peachy bow tie blouse. I’d like to be entered to win prize pack #3, the Gertie patterns. Thank you!

  • Kamilla
    May 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Hey. My name is Kamilla and my flickr username is frktommy. I would love #1.

  • Lady Stitcher
    May 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting this event again – it was really fun to get involved and really inspiring to see so many fantastic projects. I made a skirt and a blouse, my Flickr username is Lady.stitcher and my first name is Sue 🙂 I’d love to be entered into the draw for prize #1, thank you!

  • Ripple Dandelion
    May 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hi there! This is Virginia, flickr username A Sewing Life, and I’d love to win prize #4, the voucher for vintage4me2. Such fun!

  • Pat
    May 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Hi, I’m Pat (Jrchimom on Flickr). I’d love to win prize # 4.

  • Bethany
    May 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    My name is Bethany. Flickr name is lilbitandnan. And I would love prize #4. Great prizes and thanks for hosting this again! I loved participating. I hope you do it again next year.

  • Pinhouse Playmate
    May 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting this party 🙂
    My name is Siri (Siri Andersen on Flickr)
    and I’d like to try my luck at prize #3 😀

  • Lauren
    May 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Hi! I finished a suit for Sew For Victory, my flickr username is Lady Sewalot and I’d love to be in with a chance of winning prize pack 1. Lauren 🙂

  • Debra
    May 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Fun seeing everyone’s sewing projects. Very talented people out there. I’m VintageCounterfeiter.Prize number 4 has caught my eye. Thanks Debra.

  • Renée
    May 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    So many great prizes! Very hard to pick.
    My name is Renée
    My Flickr name is Renée R or reneeandthecatsmeow (I don’t know which one it displays, I made a red skirt with big pockets)
    I’d like prize 1, the Hawthorne Threads gift certificate!

  • Carla
    May 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Oh these prizes are amazing, Rochelle!!

    Name is Carla
    My flickr username is tinyangrycrafter, and I’d absolutely LOVE to win prize pack 3

  • SeamstressErin
    May 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I’d love to be entered for the summer sewing bundle. Thanks again for hosting this fabulous sewalong again! I’m pretty stoked on the shorts it inspired me to make. Even more, your post on sewing clothes that you’ll actually wear was inspiring and actually helped me to decide to scrap part of my Sew for Victory sewing plans since I realized I was sewing them because of the sewalong and not because i would actually wear them.

  • brahdelt
    May 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Great prizes!
    My flickr name is brahdelt, I finished one project – a blouse. I’d love to win prize pack three.

    • brahdelt
      May 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      My first name is Joanna. ^^*~~

  • Sarah
    May 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for these great giveaways! I would like to be apart of the third prize raffle please. Sarajolie86 is my flickr name. Sarah is my first name. 🙂

  • Juliana @ Urban Simplicity
    May 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Great prizes! Tough choices. My name is Juliana, my flickr name is 40sVintageMama, I finished about six garments (2 skirts, 3 dresses, 2 blouses, pair of trousers) and I think I’d be most interested in prize #3, the rayon fabric/patterns/notions.


  • Tanya Maile
    May 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Yay!!! 🙂 There sure are some beauties this year!

    I will go for prize #4.
    My name: Tanya
    My flickr name: tanyamaile

  • Sarah
    May 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Yay! What fun prizes, and as hard as it is to pick one, I think I’d like to have the $25 to use at vintage4me2 on eBay.
    My flickr username is fiddlemeone and my name is Sarah.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • misscrayolacreepy
    May 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Whoa, good prizes!!!!