Thursday, August 18, 2011

1950's skirt pattern giveaway

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the lovely comments!  They really made my day!!

I'm super happy to have the best skirt pattern for my giveaway this week!  It's Simplicity 3196 in waist 30, Hip 40 size.


It has every type of skirt you could want!  View 1 is the one I made that is the classic pencil skirt with a bit of a higher waist and belt loops.  Views 1 and 2 slim skirts have waistline darts, back kick pleat, waistband and back zipper closing.  View 2 is styled with yoke pockets.  View 3 is a 3 flared, 4 gore skirt which has a back zipper closing and welt pockets.

The suggest fabric types for all views (view 2 even plaid or plain): cottons and blends: pique, denim, sailcloth, cords, Linen.  Rayons, silks and synthetics: taffeta, velvet, cords, satin.  Wools: jersey, worsteds, tweeds.  View 1 and View 2 can also be made in corduroy or velveteen.

All the pieces are present EXCEPT the waistband.  I cut about 34 inches long and 3 inches deep for my waistband.  Pinned it to the skirt (left 5/8 inch on either end to turn them inside out) and cut off any excess before sewing to the skirt.  For a higher waisted skirt you can cut the waistband a bit deeper.  After that cut the belt loops to the right size.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is open to everyone.  Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday midnight (GMT time) for one entry.  You can also do a blog post on this giveaway, tweet about it or put it on facebook for an additional entry for each method (up to four entries total).  Just come back and leave me a comment that you've done all those.  I'll randomly pick a winner on Monday.  It would be great if you could leave me some way of contacting you in your comment!

The only restriction of the giveaway is that you do not sell this pattern.  Keep it for as long as you want and once you are done--pass it along to someone else!

YAY!  Good luck.

41 comments:

  1. That would be so perfect for winter skirts! I love skirts with kick pleats, and I need pockets. It's just my size too!

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  2. Ooh Debi, I would really love to win this - you did such I great job with your version I was inspired.

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  3. Oh thank you for the giveaway. I would really like to have this pattern :)

    sandra.joearu@gmail.com

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  4. Thank for the giveaway! I would love to try out a vintage skirt pattern

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  5. Ooo, I'm such a sucker for a vintage pencil skirt, please could me in!

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  6. Your plaid peacock skirt is the living end! The minute I saw it I started plotting a plaid pencil skirt for fall. And it looks beautiful with the Pendrell blouse.

    I would love to try this vintage pattern - please count me in!

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  7. Oh! It's my measurements, too!! I think if I successfully made a pencil skirt with pockets, I would dance around the apartment for days with it on.

    You. Are. the. Best. For realsies.

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  8. Ah, love it, and in my size too!
    Your version this week is super - great colours and so flattering.

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  9. Definitely count me in! That pattern, and your creation, is beautiful!

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  10. This is just the skirt pattern I've been looking for! Absolutely beautiful!
    ~Heather

    (sabine4242 at gmail dot com)

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  11. PS~ Also twittered about the giveaway, via @Sabine4242 :)

    ~Heather

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  12. Oooh, that pattern is just my size! And I need skirts! Sign me up, doll!

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  13. I've never commented before, but I've been visiting regularly for awhile. Love the pattern, it's in my size (with alterations from my personal skirt block)and it looks so familiar! I wonder if my mother had that in her stash at one time?
    karen dash jones at wi dot rr dot com

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  14. Hello debi, I have just found your blog! WOW, I know I shall spend at least 200 hours of my life catching up with your projects! To contact me I have a wordpress blog about...sewing! You guessed it. It also covers weasels and riots. :)

    http://elationcreations.wordpress.com/
    also I have twittered at
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ickleelle and facebooked at http://www.facebook.com/ickleelle :)

    Thank you for running giveaways! xx

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  15. Lovely! Please count me in. x

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  16. <3 This skirt is super cute! I would make all 3, especially with pockets! Count me in on the drawing. Thank-you!

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  17. I loved your version, and would love to make one of my own!
    madebytrisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Oh i have been looking for a skirt pattern.

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  19. I have been dying to find the perfect pencil skirt that doesn't draw anymore attention to my well-endowed bum and this one looks spot on. You look amazing in it and I would love to make several styles of all three versions!

    Thanks, Amy W
    amym710[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Oh that is such a pretty skirt, your plaid version is just lovely. cathy2684 at gmail com

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  21. This is such a great skirt pattern, I've been looking for pencil skirt that actually looks good on me, hopefully this could be it.

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  22. I can see this skirt in so many fabrics and colors!

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  23. Love the skirt pattern and your version in tweed!

    Christine from What's Up, Cupcake?
    craftycupcakeblog at gmail dot com

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  24. Love the pattern! It is so lovely :)

    (My email is purlsofthepast@live.ca)

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  25. Ooooh, I imagine this is going to be a popular one, but please add my name to the pot. I'm going on vacation, so if I'm lucky enough to win, please keep in mind that I might not be able to respond back right away. I'm going to be much closer to you than I typically am as my husband and I are hut-to-hut hiking through the alps!

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  26. Debi what a fabulous give away. Loved your skirt please count me in.

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  27. Been having the sewing bug all summer and was looking for some new patterns to use. Lucky I found your post, eh? :)

    Good luck to all!

    llanes.hazel (at) gmail.com

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  28. Count me in, please!

    sharonferrell (at) netscape (dot) net

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  29. Like I said - I loved the skirt, so it would be super great to actually own the pattern! I have the perfect tweed to make one of as well!

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  30. Would love this, please. Fingers crossed.

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  31. I would love this pattern. I have sewn other vintage patterns and it would be great to add to my collection. And the pattern is in my size. Hoping...

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  32. I am a SUCKER for vintage patterns and especially for pencil skirts! My fall wardrobe revolves around a pencil skirt. A lovely give-away!

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  33. I've just been wanting more pencil skirts in my wardrobe!

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  34. I'm starting a sewing course in september, it would be great to complete one of these skirts! I love vintage and it's already inspired me to learn to knit. Sewing is the next step on the ladder and I could use a pattern!

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  35. This is amazing! I have real trouble finding vintage/faux vintage skirts that actually fit me, being a more voluptuous lady. I've been searching for patterns so I can make my own and adapt to my shape, on and off for ages. I LOVE the styles, they're soooo flattering. And pockets too!!! Please count me in.
    I'm off to tweet about this (@pinkyde) and FB it at once!

    x

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  36. Yes please - now I need to make some skirts to go with my Pendrells!

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  37. hello, im sarah and i just stumbled across your adorable blog. i'd love to take part in this giveaway :)

    s_dicks@hotmail.co.uk
    http://that-time.blogspot.com/

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  38. Just found your blog - and this perfect pattern! :o)

    Count me in ;o)

    Love Dorthe

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  39. I'm Traci & have read your blog for about a year. I love the skirt with the welt pocket

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  40. Blogged about this giveaway in this post: http://dianaandme.co.uk/?p=766

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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