WeSewRetro just blasted past 10,000 likes on our public facebook page so let’s celebrate our growing community with a giveaway!
Before I run through the details of how to enter, let’s have a look at the ridiculous amount of prizes you can claim. Buckle up…
‘Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook’ from Laurence King Publishing
Due to be released to the public later this month, this enormous tome of beautiful vintage garment photographs will provide you with hours of inspiration and browsing pleasure. Available for preorder on Amazon here, Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook is sure to become an indispensable reference for your vintage sewing.
(If you’re thinking the name Laurence King Publishing rings a bell, it’s because they’re the same people who translated the massively well reviewed Pattern Magic from the original Japanese.)
Custom Made Beach Pajamas from Time Machine
Time Machine makes highly authentic reproduction clothing from the first half of the 20th century. Owner Kim (otherwise known as “the beach pajama lady”) has been involved in making things for television, movies, stage and museums.
Prize: Time Machine will work with you to design and make a bespoke set of Beach Pajamas especially tailored to fit you and your style.
Your Choice of 10 Digital Patterns/eBooks from Mrs Depew Vintage
Mrs. Depew Vintage strives to be the Internet’s best source of historical sewing patterns, informational e-books, and helpful tutorials. With a little bit of everything for everyone who is interested in recapturing the beautiful art of handmade, Mrs Depew Vintage offers patterns for Men, Women, and Children in a range of sizes and eras. You must check out Mrs Depew’s speciality: patterns and tutorials for hard-to-find historical lingerie!
Prize: Pick any ten digital patterns or eBooks from Mrs Depew Vintage.
Selection of Patterns from Indygo Junction
Indygo Junction offers sewing & craft patterns & books in both print & digital formats for purses, aprons, clothing, tech accessories, quilts, recycled projects, home décor, toys, yo-yo patterns, stuffed animals, kids clothing, holiday decorations, embroidery and more.
Prize: Four multisize patterns by Indygo Junction, including the Day to Night Dress, Chic Cowl Neck Shift, Trench Topper and Classic Coverall.
Paris Print Blouse from Monica J Veronica Designs
Monica J Veronica Designs strives to create timeless looks for stylish girls who don’t necessarily want to dress period perfect, but love to incorporate a vintage aesthetic into their own unique vibe.
Prize: this Paris print blouse from an original 1940s vintage pattern, featuring contrasting dotted under collar and cuffs.
Two 1961 Australian Home Journal Magazines from AllThePreciousThings
Prize: two Australian Home Journal magazines from 1961, both of which have three factory folded sewing patterns included.
Fabric and Buttons from Beautiful Textiles
Beautiful Textiles carries fabulous high-end textiles and trims you won’t find anywhere else, many imported from France and Italy, at affordable prices.
Prize: 1 yard of 60” nude 4-way stretch knit with a lacy black velvet flocked design (NOT AT ALL SHEER) from France, and 2 vintage-repro textured rose buttons from Italy. We thought it might look adorable as a skirt as shown (shown with 2.5” black silk bias ribbon – not included), but the possibilities are endless! We’d love to see what you make with it!
‘Vintage Notions’ by Amy Barickman
Fans of Mary Brooks Picken will love this collection of needlework, cooking, sewing, and fashion from the 1920s.
Prize: Hardback edition of Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun
$75 to Spend at Empire Room Bridal
Empire Room Bridal takes you on a journey back in time when you had your own milliner & dressmaker. With a passion for creating objects of beauty, each piece is individually handmade in our studio in Melbourne’s outer East. Time is spent time sourcing the finest quality new & vintage materials to realize the perfect statement piece for your special day.
Prize: a $75 coupon which you can use either for an item in the shop or towards a custom order specially for you.
Vintage Goodies from Retro Rosie’s Vintage
Retro Rosie’s Vintage is the premier vintage clothing and lifestyle boutique in the southwest Florida area. They carry clothing, accessories, and housewares from the turn of the century through the 1970s, specializing in items from the 1950s and 60s. Retro Rosie’s Vintage offer parts and supplies for those who, like ourselves, are DIYers – vintage sewing patterns, buttons, buckles, and zippers for the vintage seamstress, as well as books to show you how it’s done! If you can’t make it to the 3,000 + sq ft location in Bradenton, Florida, check out their Etsy shop at RetroRosiesVintage.
Prize: 5 vintage belt buckles, 3 pairs of vintage earrings, 1 vintage gold clutch, 1 small embroidered hand towel or doily, 5 assorted vintage trims, 3 vintage sewing patterns (Simplicity 4218, Simplicity 4553, Simplicity 1644), and 1 copy of “How to Make Dresses The Modern Singer Way” published 1927
$35 to Spend at MiAb Dry Goods
Michelle’s Etsy shop operates on the idea that clothes should be made with love, and made to last. Michelle lives in Ann Arbor Michigan with her son, husband, fat beagle and little kitty.
Prize: $35 to spend at MiAb Dry Goods
Vintage Goodies + One Year of Free Pattern Downloads from Vintage Couture
Vintage Couture offers free and low cost downloads of vintage patterns dated from 1860 through 1950. Tutorials, classes, project challenges and posts related to all aspects of historic sewing are featured.
a 1940s publication on How to Tailor a Women’s Suit, a 1940s hardback book on Glove Making, a Bill Blass pattern (size 8) from the 1970s, and one year of free downloads of any of their version 2 through version 4 digital patterns. Digital pattern details can be found here
Fabric and Buttons from Cotton Kitsune
Cotton Kitsune offers classes/services in Textile dyeing & Upholstery. Do you have an ugly chair? Cotton Kitsune
can make it beautiful again or, even better, teach you how to! Learn to sew interior design fabrications, pillows, window treatments & slipcovers!
Prize: two 41″long x 44″ wide pieces of vintage cotton fabric and 7 red vintage buttons – enough for an adorable blouse!
Your Choice of Oven Mitt from Nerdy Novelty Designs
Prize: Oven mitt of your choice from the selection at NerdyNoveltyDesign on Etsy
$25 to Spend at The Granny Squared
Prize: $25 to spend at TheGrannySquared on Etsy.
Dry Shampoo from Peechy Keen Sew
Sarah of PeachyKeenSew has been a long time historic reenactor and when she started to attend WWII events she saw a huge need for women’s items. Her shop offers WWII era period reproduction sewn and crocheted clothing and accessories from original patterns. PeachyKeenSew also has two revolutionary hair tools to assist in making Victory rolls and Gibson rolls.
Prize: a bottle of dry shampoo from a vintage recipe to freshen and absorb dirt and oils in the hair without leaving a chalky residue.
$15 to Spend at Serendipity Vintage
Serendipity Vintage specializes in original out-of-print and discontinued vintage, retro, and costume sewing patterns from the 1930s to the present. We also carry vintage embroidery transfers, crochet and knitting books, sewing books, and more!
Prize: $15 to spend at Serendipity Vintage
$25 to Spend at Pattern Treasure Chest
Prize: $25 to spend at Pattern Treasure Chest
$15 to Spend at Batiste and French Lace
Batiste and French Lace carries a collection of beautiful handmade and vintage items with boutique styling and Retro, Vintage, Heirloom or Historic allure.
Prize: $15 to spend at Batiste and French Lace on Etsy
$10 to Spend at Eleanor Meriweather
Prize: $10 to spend at Eleanor Meriweather
How Do I Enter to Win?
Super easy – just leave us a comment here on this post making a note of your top three prize picks. We will have as many randomly drawn winners as there are prizes and will do our best to match you up with your top choice if it hasn’t already been taken.
Want extra entries? Like and share our facebook post about the giveaway and we’ll count each one as an additional entry.
As always on WeSewRetro, our giveaways are open to all no matter where you live. We’re a proudly international community and will find a way to get your prize to you no matter where you are.
The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 28th (Eastern time) when the winners will be drawn randomly.