The Vintage Suit Sew Along

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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  1. This sounds like great fun!! I would love to participate! I am going to make a WWII WAVES uniform (seersucker dress and suit) to wear to an event in August, so this would be a good incentive to get it done ahead of schedule (for once!).
    Looking forward to following along! 🙂



    1. Hi Esther, thanks for your comment, I can’t wait to see your uniform!
      What a great idea, I’m so glad to have you on board….off to read your blog now 🙂


  2. I´m in – ish. I will make mine in July though.
    I have a ton of sewing for finals at school to do in May and June but I need this to get over my suit sewing fears!


  3. Oh! I just a got a few gorgeous suit patterns and I even have some fabric already! I’ve got a thousand things on the docket in the next couple of months, but I’m going to do my best to keep up with everyone. 🙂


  4. I’ll hop on this wagon. I meant to have a suit by last December but wound up being hella busy and lazy. 😛 I have the skirt part mostly finished though!


  5. Go Ange – I can’t wait to see what you and your community of vintage loving sewers come up with! Very exciting and good on you for tackling this adventure,


  6. Hello, I would love to join. I love all things vintage, especially vintage sewing patterns. It’ll be fun and such a wonderful learning journey for me.


  7. Hi I’m gonna try and do this but with two bubs under 2 it can be tricky! I’ve been sitting on the Vogue suit pattern from Gerties blog for years and I’ve given up hope that she’ll ever make it now. A suit is quite daunting what with all the foundation stuff needed, so moral support is just what I need!


    1. Hi I’m so glad you can join in! My kids are older, but I still wanted to allow plenty of time, so fingers crossed we can all stay on top of our projects. Looking forward to seeing what you make 🙂


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