the #wardrobeuilder project - Vintage plus pattern and fabric kit giveaway

There is a definite trend and appreciation within the sewing community for vintage styles. Not everybody is into sewing vintage, but I do think there is a wide spectrum of involvement that you can engage with to incorporate this into your wardrobe. Whether this is creating clothes using vintage patterns and fabrics or taking inspiration from previous eras into design choices, this can definitely be a part of a handmade wardrobe. So, this month I'll be looking at vintage inspired patterns a well as originals. Anything goes in the link up so add anything that you think counts as vintage! This month's giveaway is from 'Til The Sun Goes Down' and features a beautiful pattern and fabric bundle to get your vintage sewing fix going.

the #wardrobebuilder project October - Vintage; Til The Sun Goes Down pattern and fabric kit giveaway

A little bit from this month's sponsor, 'Til The Sun Goes Down'

Til The Sun Goes Down focuses on dressmaking fabric, patterns and accessories from the 1920's - 1960's (possibly including a little 70's now too). The inspiration behind the brand is to help dressmakers create lovely garments that have an 'echo' of the past but at the same time fit and can be worn and washed without worry.

We design limited edition, vintage inspired dress making fabrics that are exclusive to TTSGD. We print on silk, cotton, viscose and silk/cotton mixes. Natural fibres are the best for recreating the vintage look. The colours are more vibrant on natural too.

We design vintage inspired sewing patterns for today's sizes. This range is called 'Now & Then Patterns'. They're NOT copies but an amalgamation of details that create a vintage/retro look. They're not 100% specific to any decade, the aim is that they have an 'echo' of the past.

We have a large collection of genuine vintage fabrics and sewing patterns for sale too. They are sourced at auctions, car boots sales, charity shops and from around the world. We sell vintage buckles, clips, and buttons too.
We have recently added some other lovely fabrics that have a vintage look but are new. They are sourced in from around the world but mainly Europe.

What I love about Til The Sun Goes Down is that you can find some original vintage pieces if you want to find something really special, or know that you can also find something a little more purse friendly but still with a vintage feel. You can find original vintage patterns or buy one from their 'Now and Then' range which use vintage features but are suited to modern fashions - all of which I am in love with!

the #wardrobeuilder project - Vintage plus pattern and fabric kit giveaway

Vintage patterns I'd love to add to my wardrobe


I am so in love with the Lanvin 1910 vintage sewing pattern (above right) - but at £60 it's a little pricey for me - if you know where I can get it cheaper please let me know!!!!
On etsy you can find plenty of original patterns and reproductions. If you are really lucky you can even find uncut patterns with original labels for you to sew in like this Vogue Paris Original pattern 1465 by Patou. The reproduction patterns are cheaper and available in popular designs - one store also sells a booklet to help you adjust the pattern to your size.
In my quest for more separates, I'd love to add a vintage blouse to my wardrobe. I think the Amelie Tuck Blouse has just the right blend of modern and vintage for me. It's also the same pattern in this month's giveaway so I think I'd love to have a go with it myself.
The Butterick 6318  that was free with Issue 43 of 'Love Sewing' magazine has been on my list for a while. Now I have the pattern and some extra ideas from the magazine I'd love to give it a go. I love the 50s style nipped in waist and big skirt look, which this has in bags. Hello Dior's 'New Look'!
Whilst I was watching the entire series of 'Mad Men' on Netflix I wanted to wear all the clothes that the starring ladies wore, but particularly fell in love with Joan's style. Sew Over It have a lot of vintage inspired patterns (like the 1940s dress I made before, and the Betty dress), and one of these is the 'Joan' dress which is a closer fit than some other vintage patterns. It's a style that you can easily wear at work which I think helps for wardrobebuilding!

October #wardrobebuilder project - vintage

Fabrics I'm loving for this project

Garment choice will really have a big influence here obviously but I'm leaning towards ditsy florals for dresses and blouses. There are so many available online that it is easy to find something that can fit easily into any wardrobe palette. I'm going to try to find something with a little black, but also colour. I think cotton lawns and viscoses are great for vintage projects, but this might also be an opportunity to go for something a little more luxurious like a silk or silk mix. Obviously Til The Sun Goes Down has all these, which is why they are this month's sponsor! However, I think there is a wealth of choice in online fabric stores so this month has a lot to choose from.

October #wardrobuilder project giveaway - Vintage pattern and fabric kit from Til The Sun Goes Down

Giveaway


This month's giveaway is an amazing pattern and fabric kit with a retail value of over £50! Til The Sun Goes Down are going to give one lucky newsletter subscriber a bundle that includes the Amelie Tuck Blouse pattern, and enough of their beautiful Sprigs fabric to make it in. The sprigs fabric is a soft silk cotton mix and perfect for the Amelie blouse. All you need to do to enter is be a newsletter subscriber!

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Every month some of these linked up pictures appear in Sew Now magazine so don't forget to add yours for a chance to be featured. Link up your Vintage makes and posts for this month's #wardrobebulder project below. Don't forget you can add posts from before this month...it's all about sharing ideas!

 


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Hi, I'm Laura. Welcome to my journeys with modern, feminine dressmaking; pattern reviews, tips and guides for beginners. I'm a lifelong foodie, so you'll also find some delicious recipes and places to get that foodie fix.
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