So, recently I've been chatting on about making outerwear to deal with the fast-approaching chilly-season. I made myself a little lined navy wool jacket, entitled Captain jacket, which I've already worn at least six times (thus proving my theory that it's totally worth the extra effort outerwear requires to sew for the extra wears you get out of them).
That little jacket brings my self-stitched outerwear total up to four: the yellow curtain jacket (unlined), the infamous leopard coat, Captain jacket (aforementioned) and the warmest of all, my midnight blue wool Winter coat. These garments all satisfy different needs in terms of weather and outfit combos, but I still have plans to make one or two more outerwear garments that I hope will last me several years.
In an attempt to create good karma for myself for my next two outwear garment projects, I am making a sacrifice to the gods of sewing. I am offering up the pattern I used for my wool coat last Winter. I had the idea to do this a few weeks ago, and Camelias and Crinolines excellent post recently reminded me how I feel about owning stuff (in particular, vintage sewing patterns) that I'm not going to use again that others could be enjoying instead so I have eventually got my arse in gear to rig up this giveaway.
If you like the look of this coat pattern you may need to over-look my moaning about how complex the construction of this garment was. I'm not going to lie to you, making this coat was a bit of a beast in terms of the persistance required, but I'm not the most patient of sewers and I must admit the outcome really was worth it.
So. This giveaway is for Vogue 7448 (undated but probably from around 1970) in Size 12 (Bust 34", Waist 36"). It is in used but good condition. I cut the pattern at the shortest length but carefully numbered and retained the lower sections so they can easily be stuck back on if you wish to make the longer versions. I only want to give this pattern to someone who will actually USE this it, so if you would like to enter, leave a comment below which will convince me that you actually would make this coat. Bonus points to the comments which make me laugh. I don't care if you live in Outer-Mongolia (what's the postage rate to send stuff there anyway?), this giveaway is open to all with no expense required. But LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment unless I can find your email address within two mouse-clicks or less. I'm not trawling the internets to seek you out. The end date for this giveaway is midnight (GMT) Sunday 30th October. Good luck, sewers! xxx