Monday, May 30, 2016

A Vintage Lutterloh Sewcial!

 to our latest Lutterloh Sewcial!
This one will be strictly Vintage so please read on

Our Vintage Lutterloh Sewcial has concluded
See the final results in the Gallery post here.

Like many others, Fonnell and I got started with our Lutterloh collections from eBay. Now it seems there are so many other auction sites and artists collectives like Etsy that the vintage Lutterloh patterns are not that difficult to find anymore. With the release of Lutterloh's newest supplement #301 even those not willing or able to shell out for auction prices can get a taste of the beautiful vintage patterns. It is with this availability in mind that we've decided it's high time to invite our readers to "show us your stuff!"  

This Sewcial is not a contest. There will be no prize awarded. We just want to give all the vintage Lutterloh enthusiasts a place to showcase their work and share with the world the true potential of this versatile system. So, without further ado we would like to announce our next 
Strictly Vintage Lutterloh Sewcial.

Here are just a few points to help things run smoothly:
  1. Items sewn must be started and finished between June 1st to July 10th, 2016.
  2. Pick any Lutterloh pattern you own dated from 1935 to 1980. If you don't own any vintage Lutterloh consider buying the newest Supplement #301 to use the last patterns #159-160.
  3. Your pattern can be sewn for any person willing to model it for a completed photo. 
  4. Starting June 1st, please send a message to this post stating your intent to join that includes an era and item you intend to sew.
  5. When your item is complete please send a message to this post that includes your e-mail address. We will not publish these messages. We will then send you an e-mail where you can send your completed photo along with a short survey.
  6. Your item must be completed and photo submitted by noon on July 10th to be included in our Gallery post at the conclusion of our Sewcial.  
Now if vintage really isn't your thing or you just can't join in right now don't worry. We have another sew along in the works for later that everyone can join in. 

For now, let's get out those Lutterloh patterns and find something fabulous!


  1. Since my first foray in not Lutterloh was the early 80s, Imhave a fondness for those patterns. I will take a look back and see if there is something that I want.
    Sounds like fun.

  2. Oh I'm sure you'll find something appealing Susan. There's more than 40 years of patterns to choose from! Remember you can sew for someone else too.

  3. Hi Ann, I have a few patterns from the Spring 1980 collection. They are the oldest I have. Would one of those be okay? Just checking... Thanks, Rosemary, NZ

  4. Hi Anonymous, look online for vintage. It would be more fun for you if you can get something earlier. However if that is what works for you, go for it! When you write us on the blog just address your notes to Lutterloh fans. Ann and Fonnell both write and answer this blog and we are the Lutterloh fans! Can't wait to see what you sew.

  5. Rosemary, I'd say if you have Spring 1980 and there's something in there that appeals to you then by all means join us. We just want everyone to actually use their patterns.

  6. Hoping to make up some slacks -- I don't see any dates anywhere at all in the vintage collection I have, but styles would place it in the mid/late sixties. Does anyone know of a resource to more accurately date these fashions?

  7. Karen,
    here is where you will find how to date the patterns.

  8. Karen, the dates for the patterns didn't start appearing on each pattern until the mid 1970s. Your best bet for dating the vintage patterns is to look for the copyright date on the first printed page of your book. It may be hidden in a paragraph of text in a foreign language so you may need to look carefully.

  9. Thanks for the info Ann. I suspect there are a few pages missing from the front of my vintage set, so I guess I'll just never know an exact date -- so, mid-sixties it is! 😀

  10. I have some old supplements, right at 1980. Maybe I'll try to join.

  11. Fonnell, I mad a muslin of the Chevron blouse. I just love the design. The bust dart was too high, and I just gave up. I think,that I may have tossed it when I moved. I would love to see if you make that one!