Vintage Sewing

October Competition – Halloween Fun!

October 1, 2010

Here’s your chance to win these 3 embroidered linen fabrics (3 yards of each, 43″ wide) from our competition sponsor Fabric Treasury! As you can see they’re gorgeous!

Sheba Anne, who runs Fabric Treasury, says about her store:

I love fabrics! I dig into bins to fish out colors, textures and embroideries I love. Fabrics in my store are sourced from specialty fabric manufacturers and designers around the world, from my travels. All they need is a bit of awesome creativity and a swish of my *special* magic wand to transform into show stopping accessories and one of a kind wearable art. Fortunately, they were already swished with my *special* magic wand, it is just so perfect to be worked into precious one of a kind creations….!

Decorated and textured fabrics are great to make one of a kind dresses, skirts, children’s dresses, hostess aprons, table runners, chair covers, purses, appliques, trims or be simply framed to brighten up living and work spaces…the possibilities are endless…

To win this wonderful fabric all you need to do is post a picture of a retro/vintage Halloween costume sewing project! We will accept:

  • Costumes you’ve made for this year or for previous years.
  • A picture of a Halloween pattern with the fabric/notions you’d use to make it if you don’t actually need to sew a costume at the moment.
  • Projects that have been posted before.

Please get your entries posted by the 30th October, the winner will be drawn by random number generator on the 31st. You should tag your post ‘Fabric Treasury Halloween Competition’ so that I can find them all when I am doing the drawing for the winner.

The competition is open internationally, so show us what you’ve got!

Happy sewing!


The small print: Sew Retro is not affiliated with Fabric Treasury in any way beyond its sponsorship of this competition.

  1. Does it count if part of the costume was based off a vintage pattern? I was recruited to make a Foofa costume for my niece last year, and the main body and collar was based off a vintage 70s pattern. The pants were a McCalls pattern from a few years ago (not really vintage) that was in my stash, and the hood was altered from the Tin Man hood from a modern Simplicity pattern, as were the spats. No pattern for that character exists, you see, so I had to improvise for the whole thing.

  2. yep, that will be fine! Just make sure you show us the pattern and write a few notes about how you altered it to get what you wanted!

  3. Sure thing! I actually entered this into the Simplicity costume contest last year, and won third place for baby/toddler costumes! I'll need to round up the pictures and find out where they're hiding on my computer.

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