Monday, 25 January 2016


I am very excited to be taking part this year in the vintage pledge organized over at A Stitching Odyssey. I attempted it back in 2014, but my wedding dress threw that off kilter (looking back, my wedding dress would have been the perfect vintage pledge project), and 2015, I knew I wouldn't have the time.

So here I go: I, Kaitlyn, of Kaitlyn's Simply Vintage, pledge to sew up this year; my seven reproduction patterns, my two currently owned vintage patterns, and to find at least three new vintage patterns to add t
o my stash, sewing up at least two of them.

That is nice and complicated. Firstly, I love concrete plans, and thrive on them, and it's a good incentive to get through stash things.

My seven reproduction patterns were the result of birthday money, and a big Spotlight pattern sale. I have already made a decent start on Simplicity 1587, started to muslin Simplicity 1692, am eyeing off fabric for Simplicity 1459, and want to make B5281 for my graduation. I don't want these patterns to languish at the bottom of the stash.

My two current vintage patterns. I have a lot of 1970's, but only two earlier ones. The 1950's is almost finished, and the 1940's I want to wear to a wedding in June.

Track down three patterns. I want to find more 1940s and 1950s patterns. I may buy online, but I also love the thrill of opshop hunting, even if the Sydney opshops turn up precious little.

So excited to get started on these plans, but I have to finish that UFO pile first.


  1. Best of luck to you. It looks like you will be rather productive. I look forward to seeing your creations!

  2. That's a nice pledge! I'm going to participate as well :)