In part to celebrate my new and fabulous job and in part to thank all my followers (I’ve just reached 200)–I’m having a pattern giveaway! I’m giving away one pattern for each decade from the 1930′s to the 1960′s.
The patterns in the giveaway are…
From 1930′s is Simplicity pattern #2844 for an adorable tennis/exercise outfit that includes a blouse, shorts and matching skirt in a size 16 (Bust 34). I absolutely love the skirts that open up to show matching shorts underneath. Perfect for autumn or spring!
From 1945 is this perfect office ready outfit from McCall (#6019) in a size 16 or 34 Bust. I absolutely love the waist detailing and the lines of the skirt and bolero on this pattern. It has a Foley Bros sticker and some quick research found that Foley Brothers was founded in Houston, Texas in 1900 and was acquired by the Federated Department Stores, Inc in 1947 (so this sticker must be original to the time the pattern was bought in the store!)
Here’s a pattern for everyone! From the 1950′s (1950 to be exact) is this set of collars from McCall’s 1521. It is in a size 14″ to 15″ necksize.
This pattern is very useful and great for refashioning garments. I used it to refashion my stretch knit top with a peter pan collar (View F) to match a skirt I made:
Moving right along to the 1960′s (1966) and Simplicity #6933 with a one-piece go-go dress and fabulous coat. This is a size 16 or Bust 36. The epitome of the 1960′s look. I love the detail of the stitching on the dress:
Please visit my blog to enter the giveaway!
Happy sewing everyone!!