Vintage May series!

Do you all know Kristin, from Skirt as Top? Well let me tell you how we met. She was on the last season of Project Run and Play, and I absolutely loved her Junebug dress remix, so I emailed her and told her so. We pretty much hit it off and have been emailing constantly ever since! (we almost were able to meet up last month when she flew out to San Francisco, but I was at SNAP…oh well, someday!) We bonded over sewing, The Hunger Games, and blogging. I had been wanting to put together a sewing series and so I asked Kristin if she wanted to join in-and that’s where Vintage May was born! We are both enamored with vintage clothing, especially for children…the lovely details, cute fabrics, and precious little ones in them of course, are irresistible! The photo below, I believe, is hard evidence to that fact. 

We are focusing the series on children’s clothing, vintage-inspired: a vintage pattern remix, refashion of a vintage item, sewing a modern pattern with vintage fabric….so there should be lots of gorgeous eye candy in the weeks to come!  Our goal is to get ideas and inspiration out there to let everyone know how wonderful sewing vintage can be.

We also started a Vintage May Flickr group for anyone that wants to share their vintage-y sewing inspiration.  We’d love for you all to join and add your past vintage/retro/vintage fabric projects to it now, if you’d like!

We will each have a guest blogger on our own blogs every day of the series, (and links to each other’s blogs to make it easy for you to see the vintage goodness, of course!) and seriously, these are some rock star sewing gals. I cannot wait!

My fabulous guests include:
 I know, right? ;)
Check out Kristin’s guests here!

Comments

  1. looking forward to it :)

  2. Ashley {frances} says:

    What a wonderful idea! To say that I am ecstatic would be an understatement! Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!

  3. Shut up! I just posted a vintage dress I made for my oldest today!
    Must be something in the wind…:-)
    I do so love vintage looks…very excited over here!!!

  4. lindas. beijos

  5. I can’t believe how this has just popped up! My sister came to my house last week armed with 3 garbage bags full of vintage fabric a friend had given her. I have soooo much fabric. As you can imagine, I was SUPER excited. Hoping the series will bring great inspiration. Thanks!

  6. really looking forward to this :)

  7. Woohoo, yeah buddy! So excited for this – it’s going to be so great! Haha, I forgot to mention our mutual Hunger Games love in my post. :D

  8. I think I’m going to love the month of May!

  9. Yay!!! Can’t wait! Favourite book was definitely ‘catching fire’ but they’re all great.

  10. YOu know how Elizabeth and I seem to only know how to sew vintage children’s clothing so we are so excited to see what everyone makes….only problem is we can’t settle on what to make ourselves….too many choices!!!!
    (This is going to be fun!)
    liZ

  11. YOu know how Elizabeth and I seem to only know how to sew vintage children’s clothing so we are so excited to see what everyone makes….only problem is we can’t settle on what to make ourselves….too many choices!!!!
    (This is going to be fun!)
    liZ

  12. YOu know how Elizabeth and I seem to only know how to sew vintage children’s clothing so we are so excited to see what everyone makes….only problem is we can’t settle on what to make ourselves….too many choices!!!!
    (This is going to be fun!)
    liZ

  13. YOu know how Elizabeth and I seem to only know how to sew vintage children’s clothing so we are so excited to see what everyone makes….only problem is we can’t settle on what to make ourselves….too many choices!!!!
    (This is going to be fun!)
    liZ

  14. Between you and Kristin, an amazing series is inevitable. And with that list of guests!? I can’t wait and I’m so honored to be part of the fun!

  15. I love this idea…but running out of idea for my boys….sigh…..I am soo looking for pattern for over 10 and 12 years old…But I guess I’ll be able to come over here for some nice thing for my still little one of 18 months…

  16. Oh my this sounds FABULOUS! The list of guests is outstanding. Can’t wait for this series.

  17. Such a fantastic idea! I’m so excited!

  18. Oooooh. Very nice. I’m going to be challenged to come up with something vintagey (yet, not embarrassing) for my little boy …

  19. Sounds fun, Jess :)

  20. oh wow! this sounds like so much fun. I’m planning on sewing through each of your tutorial– they are amazing, and I’m sure at the end I’ll have learned so many new skills! you are an excellent teacher.

  21. This is right up my alley… so excited!

  22. This looks great! I hope there’s something for boys, too. Can’t wait to see what beautiful pieces you’ll show!

  23. This is such a great idea! i’m so excited to see what May brings!

  24. What a great idea! I only sew with vintage fabric… from where ever I can get it… and sew with vintage patterns when ever possible ;)
    ***Jennifer
    http://creatingbitsofenvy.blogspot.com/

  25. OOOH! As I was reading this, I was screaming to myself, “OH, I hope Simple Simon is in this!!” And bam, there she is, lol!

    I can’t wait to see this all!!!

  26. Another vintage lover here! I made some vintage pieces for Ms G for kcwc, and just finished another one… heading to the flickr group right now! Thanks for getting us all together in one place for inspiration and oooh’s and aaaaah’s!

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