I'm delighted to announce that I'll be one of the bloggers taking part in this year's Big Vintage Sew-along, hosted by The McCall Pattern Company.
From March to October, sewists from across the UK will be invited to sew one of 20 featured vintage dressmaking patterns, ranging from the 1930's to the 1960's. Money raised from the sale of each pattern will go to the Eve Appeal - a charity that funds research into gynaecological cancers. So anybody who buys one of the 20 patterns will be directly supporting the charity.
There's a whole host of activities happening including vintage workshops, events in store, a blogger tour (that's where I come in!) and even a vintage tea party! There will be constant updates on social media (#bvsewalong on Instagram and Twitter) and a supplement in Love Sewing magazine. The official website for the campaign is here and an excellent blog post on The Fold Line can be found here, which includes everything you need to know about the featured patterns, the bloggers taking part* and how you can get involved.
I'll be revealing my pattern choice on Friday13th May along with a giveaway to win a copy of the pattern, so don't forget to check in! It took me a long, long time to choose my pattern - I spent ages looking at all the line drawings and seeing which vintage details drew me in. Care to take a guess which one I chose?! Anybody who guesses correctly will win an additional small prize, chosen by me. I hope it's not too obvious or I'll be seriously out of pocket! Here are the featured patterns:
From the 1930's….
From the 1940's….
From the 1950's….
From the 1960's….
My thanks to the girls at The Fold Line for letting me use their lovely pattern photos with descriptions!
I think there's plenty of choice for all tastes amongst that lot. I'm really interested to see which patterns the other bloggers choose and which ones prove to be the most popular. I hope you can join me in the challenge, it would be great to see lots of beautiful vintage garments sewn up and to help raise money for such a worthwhile charity. x
*Bloggers taking part in the Blog Tour
11/03/16 Katie at What Katie Sews
25/03/16 Portia at Makery
08/04/16 Kate at The Fold Line
15/04/16 Amy at Almond Rock
29/04/16 Elisalex at By Hand London
27/05/16 Jennifer at The Gingerthread Girl
10/06/16 Lisa at the You Tube Sew Over It
24/06/16 Janene at ooobop
08/07/16 Marie at A Stitching Odyssey
15/07/16 Kerry at Kestrel Makes
22/07/16 Fiona at Diary of a Chainstitcher
29/07/16 Karen at Did You Make That?
05/08/16 Laura at Sew for Victory
12/08/16 Nina at ThumbleNina
19/08/16 Charlotte at English Girl at Home
26/08/16 Gabby at Living on a Shoestring
02/09/16 Rachel at House of Pinheiro
09/09/16 Elena at Randomly Happy
16/09/16 Wendy at Butterick
23/09/16 Winnie at Scruffy Badger Time
30/09/16 Rachel at The Fold Line