Vintage Sewing Contest! (Not An April Fool's Joke)

Michelle from reminded me that Pattern Review's Vintage Sewing Contest is starting up again!

First prize is a $100 gift certificate to Patterns from the Past; 2nd prize is a $50 gift certificate. If you were planning to work on a vintage sewing project between between April 1 – 31, you should consider entering it in the contest! (You must use a vintage sewing pattern printed between 1920 – 1976, not one of the new reproduction patterns. Here are the full .)

Michelle is also offering a 15% discount at Patterns from the Past during the contest. The discount coupon code is contest.

Good luck and happy sewing!

Oh, and a couple of not-a-joke sales, too:

Sandra at is running an April-Fool's-only sale — 25% off today only — and you can combine with her offer of free shipping with the purchase of three patterns.

Marge, at , is running a $5 sale! All patterns at her store are $5 (or less if marked less already). All you need to do is haggle the price to $5 and I'll accept it. She's running this sale from Friday April 3 to Friday April 10th.

7 thoughts on “Vintage Sewing Contest! (Not An April Fool's Joke)

  1. A new, unheralded fashion illustrator!! This one has a sort of 1950’s typeface, etc, but the coloring in the drawing looks like what was used in the 1970’s! He or she is the missing link…


  2. My goodness, I liked that yellow dress so much I had to go and buy the pattern! You’ve got to love one giant pocket, especially when it has a flower appliqued onto it.


  3. I think the “no-altering of the pattern” is a silly rule. I have an extremely long torso and an F-cup so their suggestion of changing to another pattern really wouldn’t help – I need to adapt all patterns to my body shape.


  4. You can find the yellow pattern at: The applique is missing from the pattern :(Pattern Review runs that contest every year. Sign up now, and you will be ready for next year. I didn’t know they had a 3 month waiting period.I think the alteration rule is for a major alteration – like making it more modern – you should check on the contest bulletin board for more information.


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