Back before I did much sewing, I used to really enjoy the post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s end-of-year sales. I would take myself and my Christmas present money to the mall, hoping against hope that there would be something that I actually liked that I could spend said money upon (remember, this was before I did much sewing, when I was at the mercy of Belk’s and 5-7-9 — does 5-7-9 still exist? Oh I guess they do).
Now that I sew more and shop less (at least, I shop less for clothes that are already made …) I look more for end-of-year sales from pattern sellers and vintage sellers. Here’s a list of all the sales I know about, feel free to add more in the comments!
Penny at Antique Dollhouse of Patterns is offering a 30% discount from December 31 through January 4. You might like this colorblock 1960s dress in a forgiving half-size.
Lisa at Your Pattern Shop is offering 20% off with the coupon code NEWYEAR2013, starting December 30 and ending January 5th. If you’re a smaller size and want a simple (yet gorgeous) pattern, check this one out:
(Ignore the belligerent woman in the center. She doesn’t fight fair.)
The Vintage Fashion Library is having a 25% off sale until January 2 — use coupon code “blizzard.” (Lisa was promised one by untrustworthy weathermen and was quite disappointed to get just a run-of-the-mill snowstorm, instead.) And check out this Women’s Day pattern — quite unsuitable for any kind of snow, but with a really unusual front closure!
Tina at What-I-Found is offering 25% (excluding shipping) through January 15th … use coupon code “FirstSale!” because it’s Tina’s first sale. (Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to sew more slinky Sixties wear? If so, try this one.)
Kathleen at Little Hunting Creek is offering 20% off all patterns starting now, plus get free shipping if you buy three or more. Use code NEWYEAR. (They will remove the shipping charges manually.) Maybe you’ve been looking at the Colette Macaron dress? I know I have …
Sydney’s Vintage Clothing is having a sale through January 31 — 35% off any order of $40 or more (excluding shipping). If you’re in a place that still has plenty of winter left you might want to check out her selection of vintage coats. (Vintage coats are almost always good bang for the buck. Which is probably why I have a closetful.)
And if your resolution is to get better at sewing, Deepika at Pattern Review is running a big year end sale. All online classes are $27 ($29.99 for Free members) and all the big 4 patterns (Burda, Vogue, McCalls , Butterick , Simplicity, New Look ) are 35% off (25% for free members) until December 31st.
The Blue Gardenia is having a sale, too!