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Surprise Tie in the Vintage Contest!By AlexisW on 6/13/14 2:24 PM

Do you love sewing vintage patterns? Participants of the Vintage Contest were challenged to sew an authentic period pattern issued and printed before 1980.

Contestants were also asked additional review questions, including whether vintage fabrics or techniques were used, and how the difficulty level differed from modern patterns. Very interesting to read! From dresses and tops to children’s outfits, these vintage era submissions were all wonderfully crafted.

Now it’s time to meet the winners for the Vintage Contest!


First Prize Winner: Chococat for Simplicity: 4410 (Simplicity 4410 Misses' Dress)

Congratulations, Chococat!

Chococat says, "I like using vintage patterns because of their construction. Since they come in individual sizes, I find they fit a little nicer than today's modern patterns. I have less trouble using vintage patterns than modern patterns because vintage patterns tend to have easier more direct instructions; today companies put out patterns without even proof reading them first, lol."


And, we have a surprise tie for second prize!

Second Prize Winner: Rubber duck for Simplicity: 2358 (Child's Sailor Dress)

Adorable dress, Rubber duck!

Rubber duck says, "The single sizing made it easy to use, no need to trace. It had clearly been used before which was nice. The little girl who wore it the first time round could well be the age of my mother now."

Second Prize Winner: ChildOfTheWild for Burda: 6807

Great work, ChildOfTheWild!

ChildOfTheWild says, "Since the pattern came from a magazine, it had to be traced. Take a look at this. Yup, not easy. Also I wasn't able to detect any grainline marks nor notches for waistline."

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this contest!

Many thanks to MrsCharisma, for managing the Vintage Contest.

So Vintage Patterns is the proud Sponsor of the Vintage Contest. Thank you!

Browse the Contest Gallery to see all of the submissions.

Review the Contest Rules and Report.

Read the behind-the-scenes Contestant Conversation.


Check out all of the Currently Running Contests on PR.

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MrsCharisma said...
Congrats again!!! This was a fun contest! So many beautiful garments produced.
6/13/14 2:43 PM
Rhoda K said...
Congrats to the winners! Job well done.
6/13/14 3:37 PM
PattyE said...
Congrats! I loved all those entries.
6/13/14 4:07 PM
Chococat said...
Thank you to all who voted, I know this was a tough contest. Everyone made such beautiful stuff!! : ) I was floored with this year's entries. Congrats to everyone for doing a great job and participating in the Vintage contest, and even to those who didn't finish on time! I still saw amazing vintage garments coming in even after the contest ended. I'm looking forward to watching the next contests to see more great sewing projects (especially the outerwear contest). Cheers! (^ - ^)/
6/13/14 5:38 PM
JuneHawk said...
Congratulations! The dress in first place is gorgeous!
6/13/14 7:43 PM
Someday2005 said...
Congratulations to the winners. It enjoyed viewing all the contestant's entries.
6/13/14 8:51 PM
Someday2005 said...
Congratulations to the winners. It enjoyed viewing all the contestant's entries.
6/13/14 8:51 PM
HDWen said...
Congratulations to the winners and everyone that toiled over your Vintage entry! Thanks MrsCharisma for managing this tough one :-) Beautiful entries all
6/14/14 7:03 AM
hopflower said...
All the entrants did well; I bet it was hard to choose but congratulations to those who won. Great job, all of you!
6/14/14 10:20 AM
Nancy Rhodes said...
It was so hard to choose when the voting started. A most enjoyable contest. My thanks to all who entered!
6/14/14 3:34 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Congrats winners! Beautiful work!
6/15/14 10:08 AM
SJ Kurtz said...
I have to remind PR folks, you really owe to yourself to join one of these! It's a blast to participate with such gifted sewists, and see such great work. Join us next time! And thanks to MrsCharisma, our own sewing scientist and adjudicator. Good work, Lady Chemist!
6/15/14 8:55 PM
Rubber duck said...
Thank you so much for running this competition! The entries were all inspiring, and I still can't believe that I got so many votes, there was so much good work on display
6/16/14 5:30 AM
So Vintage Patterns said...
So Vintage Patterns would like to congratulate everyone that participated in this wonderful vintage contest!! Winners, check your e-mail boxes for your prizes!
6/16/14 5:35 PM
Sew Good said...
Congratulations! Nice work everyone!
6/16/14 6:06 PM

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