Big Vintage Sew-Along and A Giveaway!


That’s right! I’m one of 22 sewing bloggers participating in McCall’s BIG Vintage Sew-Along. This sew-along is being run in support of The Eve Appeal, an organisation that aims to raise awareness of, and funds for, gynaecological cancers. Find out more about The Eve Appeal here.

The Big Vintage Sew-Along offers up a choice of 20 vintage patterns – each purchase directly supports the work of The Eve Appeal. Over the course of the summer, myself – and 21 other bloggers – will be posting on our chosen makes, taken from the fantastic selection of ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s patterns available. Watch this space on 5th August to find out what I’ve made!


As part of The Big Vintage Sew-Along, Butterick are supporting a pattern giveaway on Sew For Victory! One lucky winner will receive a copy of the pattern that I’m making. I won’t be revealing my chosen pattern until my blog post on 5th August – the winner of this giveaway will be the first person to find out what’s to come!

So which pattern will it be?

Or could it be another pattern from the selection on offer? Enter to find out!

To enter the Big Vintage Giveaway:

  • Comment on this post or tweet @sewforvictoryuk and complete this sentence: ‘I love vintage style because….’
  • Deadline for entries is Friday 11th March at 6pm GMT.
  • The giveaway is open only to UK residents.
  • Once the competition ends, I will choose my favourite answer from the entries!

So make sure to enter by the deadline and, in the meantime, follow McCall’s (@McCallPatternUK) and The Fold Line (@thefoldline) for updates on The BIG Vintage Sew-Along.

9 thoughts on “Big Vintage Sew-Along and A Giveaway!

  1. Jane Askie says:

    I love Vintage style because I was a teenager in the late 50s and early 60s, so it reminds me of the lovely clothes I wore then.


  2. ylek13 says:

    I love Vintage Style because it celebrated femininity, that period exuded an aura of classiness and sexiness without being over-expressive or vulgar. Women of the 30’s to early 70’s were sassy, and elegant with classic styles. I’ve been building my collection of sewing patterns for the last 2 years and 80% are vintage styles. I was so born in the wrong era, a common sentiment shared by most.

    P.S…… I didn’t mean to post twice I’m having issues with my computer.


    • sewforvictory says:

      Beautifully put! And I totally agree with everything you’ve written. Thanks very much for entering. And no worries about posting twice! xx


  3. Dinushi says:

    Hi Laura! Only just made the deadline 😉
    I love vintage style because there’s an elegance and history that you can’t get in clothes from the highstreet! For me clothes should be classic and timeless, and clothes that are still as beautiful as they were decades ago are truly inspirational and forms of art.
    Oh and I love that vintage clothes can remind me of old characters from films or books and even photos, and allow me to wear what they wore.



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