Vintage May

by Lauren Harris May 20, 2015

Vintage May

The talented girls at Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt as Top began a blog-hop of vintage sewing last year which they've called Vintage May. Immediately my eyes sparked with the word 'vintage' and it got me thinking... Why do I like sewing vintage clothes for my kids? Is it the reminiscing back to my youth, is it romanticism of bygone eras before my time, or is it a view (right or wrong) that older times were simpler, more innocent? I'd love to hear your thoughts on vintage sewing.

tadah cotton & steel header


Tadah! patterns lend themselves well to vintage sewing due to their classic designs and embellishments that simply don't seem to exist in modern clothes today. Made with some thrifted or vintage-inspired fabric, and you're onto a winner! Take the Vinties for starters: heck they were named for the old style overalls little munchkins used to always be seen getting about in:


vintie overalls

And then there's Flexi Shorts, Library Tunic, Pleatie Playsuit, Peg Pants, Tulip Skirt and Darling Dress!

vintage may collage

So what are you waiting for? Get sewing vintage! And for more ideas head over to their Vintage May flickr page.

--- Article written by Nicola Falconer for Tadah! May 2015 ---

Lauren Harris
Lauren Harris


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