Friday, September 3, 2010

40% Off Vintage Patterns at ZipZapKap

60s tie-neck dress, size 36"
Happy Friday, all! I took this whole week off, so it's been like one big weekend for me, with lots and lots of sewing time. I can't wait to show you the fruits of my labors!

In the meantime, here's a little weekend surprise for you: Katherine of ZipZapKap will be having a baby any day now, and to make room for the little one she's having a fantastic sale on all of her vintage pattern stock. Here's the deal:
  • 40% off the price of patterns on every order from a reader (discount is calculated before shipping).
  • Claim the discount by putting the code NEWBABYWOO in the message to seller field at checkout.
  • 40% discount will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment. 
  • Sale will last until Midnight CDT Sunday, September 5th.

She has some pretty awesome patterns to choose from. I love the cummerbund detail on this gathered skirt. It's so elegant with the deep v-neck blouse.

Cummerbund skirt pattern, size 24" waist
And isn't this trench the coolest? I love it in the blue houndstooth with the little beret!

60s Trench and Dress, bust 41"
Enjoy the sale, ladies and gents!

P.S. I'll be back later today with a post on fabrics for the sew-along, so don't be a stranger.


  1. Woo! I scored a dress pattern that is pure Joan Holloway circa '64, with a modesty panel and everything, and got a pattern with a jacket to get my Mary Tyler Moore on as well.

  2. Oh dear... I just bought 3 patterns off Etsy last night in a moment of naughty weekness, and now theres a SALE?! *Runs away to check bank balance*

  3. Oh, no. I'm not supposed to buy patterns until I FINISH the multiple projects on my table. But Zip Zap Kap is awesome!

  4. Ooh - thank you Gertie and Katherine - I've just bought my first vintage patterns. And yes, that's patterns plural...the rot started here!

  5. thanks Gertie, I love to buy patterns that support a soon-to-be momma!

  6. I love these patterns. I used to sew alot when I was in highschool- my grammy gave me all these old patterns from the 40's and I would look through Vogue mags and try to copy some of the fashions using the old patterns.. still have some left but boy they had small waistlines back then!!!
    you are totally inspiring with all these projects you are working on.

  7. I know that retro is all the craze right now but you have got to tell me if those patterns will fit today's women with a larger waistline. Back in the 1950's and even the 60's it was thought that a waist larger than 24 inches was plump. Remember the old "perfect" measurement of 36", 24", 36"?


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