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Introducing The Crafty Pin Up…. Simplicity’s New Vintage Ambassador!

It’s a special year for us at Simplicity, as we’ll be hitting a big milestone…we’re turning 90!

To celebrate reaching this grand old age, we’re kickstarting celebrations in true fashionista style – teaming up with a whole host of sewing superstars in the run up to the big day in October.

First things first, we’re very excited to announce our brand-new simplicity vintage ambassador, the queen of retro classics – The Crafty Pin Up aka Abi Dyson, who will be heading up the celebrations with our #SimplicityThroughTheAges project.

 

Simplicity Vintage Patterns

 

In a six – part series that will see sewing superstar Abi create a vintage Simplicity make from the 1930s, right through to the 1970s, stitchers are invited to head over to Abi’s YouTube channel this Saturday, at 10am – to get a first glimpse of the Simplicity #StitchByStitch clip.

Abi is starting off with her favourite era, the 1950’s, giving stitchers a step by step guide to creating an edgy rockabilly top for those fans of rock and roll. And you can sew along with Abi!

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All you need to do is head over to the Simplicity website and pick up pattern 8342. Keep your eyes peeled on her website and Youtube channel, as on the first Saturday of each month, Abi will be taking you through the Simplicity ages, stitch by stitch.

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 Want to sew-a-long with The Crafty Pin Up?

Take a look at our #SimplicityThroughTheAges calendar. Abi will be showing you how to sew the garment from start to finish.

On top of all that awesomeness (if that wasn’t enough for you already!) there will also be giveaways to win the patterns too! Head to Abi’s Instagram page to find out more about the first giveaway.

July Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1930s
July Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1930s pattern

Pattern 8247

August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1940s pattern
August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1940s pattern

Pattern 1590

Caption: August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1960s pattern
Caption: August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1960s pattern

Pattern 1197

August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1970s pattern
August Stitch by Stitch: Abi will be creating this 1970s pattern

Pattern 8019

Come October we have a special surprise stitch in store. The Crafty Pin Up will be choosing some of her favourite patterns to hit the polls, with Abi creating the most popular pattern…more info to be announced later in the year.

We’re celebrating our Birthday with a bang, so stay tuned for news of events and giveaways in this