Giveaway closed. Results announced soon.
I'm terribly sorry for the delay. My interview went well (despite my usual awkwardness), and I looked pretty awesome in my new me-made dress! (Will talk about it in another post, promise.) I have tentatively high hopes.
But enough about that, it's time for a giveaway!
As I mentioned before, I found several 1950's and 60's era patterns while garage sale hunting last weekend, and couldn't pass them by despite being ways too small for me. They are all sizes 10 or 12, bust size 32 inches, waist 26 inches, hips 36 inches. I wish.
Instead of giving them all away to one person, I'm going to randomly draw (using an online random number generator) 5 lucky readers, who will each get a pattern or pattern set. The first person drawn will get first choice, the second person will get second choice, and so on.
Please leave a comment below with your email address (if not indicated in your profile), and a comment on whether you've sewn a vintage pattern before, and which of these are your favourites!
Choice 1: Butterick 4309
Description: Semi-fitted, slightly A-line dress with contrast or self bias shaped collar has squared, contrast or self yoke with button trim and pockets in side front seams. Sleeveless or short sleeves.
Note: I couldn't find a year on this, but based on the style and the pattern price, I'd guess somewhere in the 1960's. Groovymama over at Burda Style showed off her version of this dress.
Choice 2: Butterick 8615 and McCall's 4312Description:
Sleeveless Sabrina Blouses - Demurely buttoned and banded in front, this sleeveless top take a deep plunge in back. (A) Sissy front adds pretty frills. (B) Tailored version is smartly tucked and bowed. (C) Classic version is unadorned. Copyright 1958.
One Pattern Piece Skirt - "Instant" skirt. Paper pattern is all one piece; pin to fabric and cut complete skirt instantly. One yard skirt. Copyright 1957.
Note: I decided to group these two because I accidentally purchased 2 similar skirts, and this was the more basic of the two. I thought the two patterns would look quite lovely together!
Choice 3: Butterick 5317Description: Loose-fitting step-in A-line dress with contrast collar, banding and flap trim has concealed front zipper closing and short sleeves.
Note: Once again, I couldn't find the year on this pattern, but I think even I can safely identify it as 1960's. :)
Choice 4: Butterick 8265
Description: Slender wrap-around skirt that buttons in the back. One pattern piece; no side seams. (A) Plain front. Takes only one yard of 54" width fabric. (B) Welt pocket version (slight additional yardage).
Note: Wish I had a blouse to pair with this one, but I figured the details of it made it an interesting stand-alone. I don't have an exact year, but I know it's 1950's.
Choice 5: Simplicity 6344Description: Coat dress in two lengths. Double-breasted, princess dress with lowered front neckline, collar and lapels has set-in sleeves, braid trim and optional flaps and back buttoned belt. V.1 has below-elbow-length sleeves. V.'s 2 and 3 have short sleeves. V.'s 1 and 2 are below knee-length. V.3 is above knee-length. Copyright 1965.
Note: Both this and the first choice were the reasons I needed to buy these and give them to you, because I adored them. This one in particular reminded me of my Mariana Trench Dress!
So once again, please leave a comment below with your email address (if not indicated in your profile), and a comment on whether you've sewn a vintage pattern before, and which of these are your favourites. This giveaway is open to everyone!
ETA: Aha, I knew I was forgetting something. I'll be making the draw Tuesday, September 20 in the evening (Central Standard time - Winnipeg Manitoba, if that helps you International folk).