The Vintage Suit Sew Along

9 April 2016

line drawing of suits

When I think about the pièce de résistance of my wardrobe, a sophisticated vintage style suit is a the top of my list, in a kind of ‘one day I’ll make it….’ wistful dream. This year that dream is over! I’m making my Vintage Suit….but I don’t want to do it alone! I’ve been talking to the fabulous and talented Amy Jansen Leen from Chica Chica Boom Chic, and we are both excited to announce that together we are hosting Vintage Suit Sew Along! Will you join us? Go on! Here are all the details….

Maudella Chanel style pattern

What is the Vintage Suit Sew Along?

The Vintage Suit Sew Along is a fun sewing challenge for lovers of vintage style. You chose a vintage suit pattern, or draft your own, or create your own suit using vintage separates. You chose your own fabrics, to suit your needs and style, we all work along together, sharing our inspiration and ideas. Amy and I will keep the momentum going by sharing where were are at, putting together some helpful resources (inspiration ideas, tutorials, useful tools etc) then at the conclusion, Amy and I will share all our makes!

40s and 50s suit patterns

What you need to know:

This is not a competition, this is about inspiration, sharing in the Vintage Suit Sewing fun and meeting other liked minded sewists!

What you need to do:

Comment on this post, to let us know you’re in, you don’t have to have a blog to participate.

Grab a badge for your blog.

Send me a message to join our Facebook group and follow our Pinterest board.

Time Frame:

April is going to be about inspiration, ideas and planning your vintage suit. Amy and I will talk about ideas, and things to consider while planning.

May will be toile making and getting the right fit.

June will be construction, finishing and at the end of the month we’ll share all the makes!

We have allowed quite a lot of time for this project, we want you to be able to find the right pattern and source your fabric. We want to keep it open to a range of skill levels, if you have any questions get in touch with myself or Amy.

So, who’s in?

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