Happy New Year lovely peops! I hope 2011 is treating you well so far. Having recently banged on about my extensive resolutions I realise there is one I forgot to mention: being honest about my sewing stash and passing on the things I am not going to use. Can you imagine if you only had things you really loved staring back at you each time you checked your sewing/creating stash? How inspirational would that feel?! Plus how nice is giving away stuff to grateful recipients, knowing they will use the thing that was previously just sitting around?
So I've been going through my extensive vintage pattern collection, and figuring out which ones realistically are unlikely to see use whilst in my possession. This maybe because I'm no longer feeling the style of garment, or because the size is wrong for me and I can't find the motivation to get grading. I plan to steadily give away patterns throughout the year, so keep an eye out on my blog from time to time (as if you wouldn't anyway!) if vintage patterns are your bag.
This week's giveaway is for two vintage dress patterns from the 1970's. The first is Style 4818, a pinafore dress in two lengths plus blouse, bust 36", dated 1974. The second is See & Sew by Butterrick 5797, a back-wrap halter dress, size 12-14, undated but my guess would be about 1976. The Style pattern is used but complete and in excellent condition. The See & Sew is uncut.
Thrown into the mix is this funny little tote bag I made yonks ago and recently refound at my mum's house. It's black denim with a lightening applique and sparkly bits. It is fully lined with pink leopard print and just the size for keeping a few patterns! If you win these patterns and the bag ain't your thing, maybe you know someone who might rock it instead.
So, if you would like these two patterns and bag (sorry, no mix and match, it's all or nothing) sent to your door at no cost to yourself, leave a comment saying why you deserve them! Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you to obtain your postal address. I don't have the time to trawl the interwebs to find your contact deets, so if you do not include your email address, your entry will not be considered. I will choose a winner on Sunday 9th January at 12pm (GMT). Good luck!