vintage may roundup

vintage may has come to an end! i had fun, did you have fun? i hope you had fun. this was the first blog series i’ve hosted, and i had no idea what to expect. i was so excited about every guest post that rolled in, every comment, pin, and linkup. i found lots of new blogs, and i was inspired! thanks to everyone (visitors and sewalongers and guest bloggers and especially my co-host jess) who made it happen.

here’s a side-by-side roundup of each day’s guest posts, in case you missed any. craftiness is not optional guests are on the left, skirt as top guests are on the right. click on the project name to take you to the post, and click on the guest’s name to take you to their blog. we did try to schedule our guests to kind of “go together” stylistically, but as i was putting these photos together i was surprised to see just how perfectly each pair lined up! see for yourself…



vintage inspired dress by the cottage home // holly hobbie by nest full of eggs


’60s tent dress by see kate sew // scalloped yoke tutorial by hart & sew


sewing with vintage patterns by simple simon & co. // vintage inspired dress by girl.inspired.


vintage tea dress tutorial by shwin & shwin // bubblegum dress and vintage pattern tips by made by rae


lace overlay dress tutorial by i’m thinking… // boy outfit with bloomer tutorial by cirque du bebe


aesthetic nest / running with scissors

mod shift dress tutorial by aesthetic nest // modern lederhosen tutorial by running with scissors

no big dill / probably actually

fascinator tutorial by no big dill // oliver + s remix with mini tutorial by probably actually

crafterhours / elsie marley

vintage romper by crafterhours // vintage sheet shirt by elsie marley

me sew crazy / you & mie

colorblock leggings tutorial by me sew crazy // suspender skirt tutorial by you & mie

noodlehead / my sparkle

pleated tunic by noodlehead // violet femme dress by my sparkle

pretty great, eh? such talented ladies, thank you ALL. i love the variety of outfits and how everyone has a slightly different take on “vintage.” to me it’s one of those words that invokes more of a nostalgic feeling rather than a certain specific decade or style, so it was great reading the meaning behind your choices. i also really enjoyed reflecting on how i met each of my guests and what draws me to them. you may have noticed that my intro paragraphs got longer as the days went on, and i think that’s because i both missed writing my own posts and i just got more comfortable talking up their awesomeness!

the week before our guest posts started, jess and i did “inspiration posts” and a few of our own projects, and i did a flickr group round up – you can find that recap here.

and now, a final vintage may flickr group roundup! i can’t even believe how wonderful you guys are, and how many people actually sewed along for vintage may. i am so inspired by you – thank you SO much! here are some of my favorites…


finally, i wanted to send a HUGE thanks to jess for asking me to co-host this series with her. it was a truly collaborative effort and i’m so lucky to call her a bloggy friend! jess, you’re great. i’m so excited to find out whether your newest little bun is a boy or a girl! i’m rooting for a boy purely for all the new and exciting sewing projects he would lead to. πŸ™‚

i hope everyone had a great weekend, and if you discovered my blog through vintage may, welcome! i’ve been sewing a bit during the past couple weeks and i’m excited to share my projects. just know i don’t normally post every day – three weeks of daily posting is a bit exhausting for this working mama! it was totally worth it for such a fun series, though.

thanks again, and i’ll see you soon.


19 thoughts on “vintage may roundup

  1. Caila says:

    Kristin, thanks so much for putting a picture of my Vintage-Inspired Baby Dress up there! How exciting! I LOVED Vintage May; thanks so much for all your hard work. It was so inspiring. πŸ™‚

  2. Laura says:

    I have loved following this series. I’ve definitely been inspired and found some amazing vintage fabric last week so I’m looking forward to sewing with that. Thanks for all your hard work.

  3. Jane says:

    Thank you Kristin and Jess for hosting vintage may!! So much fun and inspiring! πŸ™‚ Thanks for featuring my doily pockets too! Looking forward to browsing the flickr group to see all of the other goodies!

  4. Rachel says:

    thanks for all the time & work you put into this. i enjoyed seeing all the inspiration, made note of a few techniques for future reference & discovered a few new blogs along the way πŸ™‚

  5. Erin says:

    Awww, thanks for putting up my pillowcase dress up there :). I was definitely inspired by all the fabulous guests posts you guys had each day…. And discovered many new blogs too!

  6. Cherie says:

    YAY! Thanks for hosting this awesome series and letting me be a part of it. So much inspiration and so many ideas floating around my head now! So this will be annual, right!?? πŸ˜‰

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