It's now in it's third year and Marie of A Stitching Odyssey started it in 2014 when she realised that she was hoarding vintage patterns faster than she could sew them. She invited the sewing community to start using vintage patterns more regularly and the rest is history!
I haven't joined in before, but have followed along with interest. The reason I haven't followed along is that I don't really think I suit vintage clothing. I know 1940's and 50's styles are popular with many people who sew vintage, but while I can admire them on others, I can never imagine myself wearing them. 1960's styles are a bit more me... I can do a shift dress or something similar and do actually own a few vintage patterns from that era (none of which I've ever made).
However I recently saw a picture of this cape on Instagram and immediately fell in love.
It's a Decades of Style pattern from the 1930's. Isn't it gorgeous? I can see it being perfect for Spring/Summer when you just need a little something to cover your arms, but don't require a full jacket or coat. I think it looks great with jeans and is actually quite a modern looking style. I love the velveteen fabric it's made in here, but think it would look equally good in a lightweight wool or tweed - maybe a light grey for Spring?
So, for the first year I've decided to join in with the Vintage Pattern Pledge, I'm taking it quite easy and have just pledged to make two garments from vintage or reproduction patterns. This will definitely be one of them. I'm not sure what the other will be yet. There are a couple of other 1930's patterns on the Decades of Style website I like the look of, the Salon trousers and the Kitchenette pyjamas.
Are you a fan of vintage patterns, or like me have you shied away from them until now?