Last Chance to enter the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Giveaway + Giveaway Policy + Help a Reader Out

January 14, 2012

Just a quick reminder that the giveaway for a copy of the BurdaStyle sewing handbook ends tomorrow, so if you haven’t thrown your cloche into the ring yet, head over to this post to enter.

The lucky winner will be drawn at random tomorrow, January 15th! I’m insanely jealous that I can’t enter – I’ve been eyeing it up every time I visit the bookstore.



Giveaway Policy

In related news, I’ve got quite a few giveaways lined up for you but I want to space them out so they don’t overpower the sewing. If you’re running a giveaway and want to mention it on WeSewRetro, please contact me before you post so I can get it on the schedule. I’ve been pretty flexible with this lately because it’s a bit of a departure from years past, but from this point forward the policy is in effect.


Help a Reader Out

I’ve had an email from a reader in Washington, D.C. who needs a little help from you vintage patternistas out there…

I’m looking for a pattern or sample design for a boy’s suit (1920’s or 1930’s) featuring short pants, and a jacket or smock type top, and a cap.   We recently adopted a 6 yo boy and he is being baptised.   I would like to use a bolt of silk that has been in my family for some time to make this little suit.   The fabric is silk shantung, and part of it was used for my wedding gown.   The silk has been kept preserved with the wedding gown.
Right now, I’m looking at styles — thinking of a slightly rounded collar, single breasted, fabric floppy tie in a light blue.  Pant length to the top of the knee, knee socks.
Would you know where I could find a pattern and/or a recommendation for a seamstress?

Sounds like a beautiful project, doesn’t it? Drop some info in the comments if you have any suggestions or email me if you’d like me to pass your contact details along to the reader privately.

  1. Go look for heirloom sewing patterns. There are several sites that sell them, they’d be *printed*, which if you’ve never worked with non-printed patterns before can be important, and you can find the size you need easier.

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