My #VintagePledge 2016


This will be my first dress for the #VintagePledge
As you may have noticed, I'm a total newbie to this online sewing world. But the past couple of weeks since I launched my blog, I've thrown myself in completely! I've been trawling amazing sewing blogs, following makers & haberdasheries on Twitter, pinning like crazy on Pinterest and I'm getting so much inspiration. I had no idea so much fun and creative, community based sew alongs took place, especially with a vintage feel in mind. I just knew I had to take part in everything and I am so excited! I only came across the Vintage Pledge today, and I knew I had to get involved. I'll be sewing vintage & reproduction garments anyway for me and my blog, so this will be a great way to combine my love for retro sewing with getting to know this wonderful online sewing community. Along with keeping me on track with my makes...Find out more about the wonderful Vintage Pledge here:
Sign up to Vintage Pledge 2016

I have a few reproduction dress patterns in my collection already, but since starting this blog properly, I've increasingly been finding myself browsing for fabrics and patterns of the vintage persuasion. Which also led me to finding out about The Big Vintage Sew Along (more on that later) where you choose garments to sew from a specific selection of vintage/reproduction patterns ranging from 1930s - 1960s. So, as I'm planning on taking part in this sew along too, I can combine it with my vintage pledge! Cheating, maybe? Hey, I'm a newbie.

My #VintagePledge2016

During 2016 I, Abi of The Crafty Pinup blog, pledge to complete at least 2 vintage or reproduction patterns.

I hope to do lots more, but want to set the bar and expectations low just in case life and business gets in the way! First up for my vintage pledge is the famous Retro Butterick 1952 walk away dress, featured on last season's Great British Sewing Bee. It's caused quite a stir in the sewing community and I've had the pattern in my collection for over a year but am still yet to sew. This will be a great place for me to start!

Are you taking part in the Vintage Pledge? What patterns are you sewing? 

Stay tuned to see how this turns out! Thanks for reading, pinups.

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  1. The famous three hour walkaway dress! Let us know how long it takes at a leisurely pace!
    I'm going to be taking part this year too. I've got some 60's patterns that have been sitting around for ages that need to be sewn up :)

    1. I'll be sure to post all about it! Can't wait to see what you make! :)


  2. First of all, that nail polish is beautiful!

    Secondly, I love that you're jumping right in and getting into the Sew Alongs/Sewing Challenges/Pledges. Doing these sorts of projects really throws you into the middle of the community and everyone is super kind and helpful- I've met quite a lot of really awesome bloggers this way!

    Starting the Vintage Pledge off slowly is what I'm doing as well, actually! I've been sewing for a long time and you're right- life happens! But at least keeping the spirit of the whole thing is great. Can't wait to see your photoshoot with this.

    Hello from IG :D !!

    1. Thank you so much! I never knew so many sew alongs etc existed and have found so many wonderful bloggers through it, so it will certainly keep me busy and motivated to sew!


  3. i would love to start sewing but i'm so busy i don't know if i'll have the time to learn.

    and i love your blog design!



    1. Thank you so much Sophia! I hope you find time for sewing soon! xo


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