Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly pattern giveaway: 1940 swing jacket!!

Time for the weekly pattern giveaway! This week I'm delighted to share McCall 3619 with a lucky reader!  It is a size 16 or 34 bust and includes the directions and the complete pattern for the 2 variations of jackets (a swing jacket and a more tailored jacket with great back details) and two sleeve variations (standard or bell sleeves).


This giveaway is open to everyone. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight (London time) on Friday the 21st of October for one entry. I would love to hear which jacket view you would sew up first and in what fabric!

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 Saturday.  It would be great if you could leave me some way of contacting you in your comment!

The only restrictions of the giveaway is that if you've already won a pattern in these weekly giveaways, you are not eligible for this giveaway.  The other restriction is that if you win, 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!

Thank you everyone for your lovely on my completed version of the jacket and for weighing in on the godet skirt vs. clover trousers dilemma.  The godet skirt was the clear winner (20 vs. 9 votes)--so watch this space soon for a matching skirt :)

39 comments:

  1. Wow, I love view B just because I like a nipped in waist. It looks very nice on a classic pear figure such as mine. I only wish this semester was through so I had time to sew!

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  2. Oh yes B, for sure. Thought I quite like what I imagine C would look like on, too.

    xxGee

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  3. What a great giveaway! I would love to make the green one, B., but in a light grey colour..

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  4. Version B is beautiful! I love clothes from this era. Born in the wrong clothes generation am I, but glad these patterns are still out there. Thanks for the chance to have this!

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  5. I'd do version B but without the pockets - I'm not a huge fan of patch pockets, though I could put some welted ones in.

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  6. I'll have to search for a patter similar Debi I love this jacket the one with the belt in the back!

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  7. I like B and C quite a lot but I think I would be most likely to make B. Although C in a plaid like they're showing on the envelope would be dreamy.

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  8. I too am a "B" fan. I would try to find an olive green just like the picture.

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  9. I would make view C, because I think it would look very dramatic over a skinny pencil skirt--or even jeans. And I just thrifted 3 yards of vintage rust wool: that could be perfect!

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  10. I must throw my hat in the ring for this one! I have some lovely gabardine that would make version B look yummy! Crossing my fingers!!

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  11. View B, with the wider sleeves. Love this jacket!

    (that's if Blogger will let me comment, having found it of late even more temperamental than usual...)

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  12. I don't normally enter but I love your jacket so much Debi I am commenting! Looking forward to the godet skirt.... x

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  13. I loved your jacket and I would love to make one of the more fitted version! I would probably use wool, but it would depend if the pattern comes with directions for lining the jacket... does it?

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  14. I like C in a navy with a plaid lining and maybe make a matching plaid waistcoat/vest to go with navy trousers. Hmmm wonder if it could be made reversible?
    Looking forward to the godet skirt!

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  15. I would make up view B first in a wool fabric.

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  16. What a lovely pattern! I love view B but I would have to make view C as well :)

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  17. Unlike most, I actually would make A. I've never made a jacket but there is always a first time. Love the blue you used to make yours.

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  18. Eep!! This is one of the coolest jacket patterns EVER. I could seriously see myself wearing it all the time. I would make up view B in some pretty plaid wool blend fabric in autumn colors I just found at an estate sale. Could go with jeans or with a dress, and I've got a few hats that would love to be worn with it, too :)

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  19. Beautiful!!! I would do view C in a gorgeous kelly green in a soft wool/nylon blend! I think the back of the jacket speaks for itself and doesn't need a print.

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  20. Love love love! I would definitely make style B in a soft green plaid wool I saw at the local fabric store. That's exactly what my wardrobe would need :)

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  21. I really love version B and I'd probably do it in a nice burgundy wool mix.

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  22. Oh and I've shared it on my facebook wall - I know a few people who are just getting into sewing :)

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  23. Swoon - I think for me it would be View B in a blue/brown dogtooth (if I have any left after making a dress)

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  24. ooh, I don't know what view I would make, but I would use some wool I have on hand! So lovely

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  25. I definitely would go fro C - would be a lovely dressy look for going out in the evening with a fitted dress or pencil skirt and pussy bow blouse. Divine. Sharon x

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  26. Definitely view B for me! I adore this mix of the classic 1930s beltback look with what became the quintessential 1940s swing jacket. I'd make it in a solid wool - probably brick red, if I could find it - and maybe tack down the pleats to get that regular look.

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  27. I love this pattern! And it's even in my size!

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  28. I'd love to make view B of this jacket. It would be so lovely and light in the summer

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  29. I also tweeted to that effect- @3hourspast said "Debi from Happy Sewing Place is giving away a 1940's Swing Jacket pattern and I want it bad! http://fashionsfromthepast.blogspot.com/2011/10/weekly-pattern-giveaway-1940-swing.html View B, Debi!"

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  30. I like both views. They do look interesting get-up to sew.

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  31. I would make view B. I have some plum wool that would be nice, but it may be too thick to drape nicely at the back. I'm also not sure I have enough. I would make it from wool anyway, either something slightly fulled, or tweedy.

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  32. Oh, yes! Finally, I can go back into your blog! Every time I tried to come here to leave a comment, it opened a window not to go ahead and let me get banned here, so annoying .... I am happy to come and comment now usually you.

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  33. Wow, that's a fantastic pattern! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!
    afewthreadsloose@gmail.com

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  34. I love the jacket with the nice back detail...
    and if I could chose the fabric... mmm... what about red wool? for Christmas party:)

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  35. I love this jacket! I am always inspired by your creations!

    Traci

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  36. View C for sure. How about the muted floral wool featured in a post from the Bolt blog (fabric store in Portland, Oregon)? I really love this jacket, so much so that for the chance to win the pattern, this is my very first post!

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  37. I love this pattern and the version you made up. I would love to have a go at making it up, as I can always do with another jacket (even though I live in sub-tropical Australia and it doesn't get that cold). It would come in handy for trips down south.

    tillythecat(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I love view B, but I'm not sure what I would make it up in, a nice tweedy wool maybe.

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

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