Sunday, November 6, 2011

1950's pattern giveaway

Keeping in the tradition of the weekly pattern giveaways, up for grab this week is my idea of the perfect 1950's shirtwaist dress pattern, Style Print 1283.  This is my first time sewing with a Style Print pattern (the same company produces 'Style' and 'Economy Design' patterns) and I am in LOVE.  Ok, I didn't think it was possible to have a new pattern company obsession--but I do!

The trouble is that I can't find anything about the company, except that it was a British company.  I think it must have started in the 40's (I can't find any earlier images of patterns) and I have a pattern from the 80's that is a Style pattern.  Not sure if it is still around.  Do you know anything about the pattern company?

The Giveaway
This giveaway is open to everyone. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight (London time) on Friday the 11th of November 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 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 shirtwaist dress--I love it so much!  I can't wait to make more!! Happy Sunday! xoxoxo

73 comments:

  1. Hmm, I was wondering whether this was the same pattern company as the 'Style' patterns that I have! The ones in my collection are mainly 70's and 80's patterns (like this one: http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Style_3997), and these have been the most frequently found patterns in the second-hand shops I find in my area in Melbourne, Australia! In any case, I would love this pattern to add to my collection! Thanks for the great giveaways, as always!

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  2. I would LOVE this pattern, I am a bit fan of shirt dresses and your version of this is just fantastic. Count me in please and thanks as always for a wonderful giveaway.

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  3. I'd love to be included in this giveaway, please. Your version was so lovely! I'm already imagining a winter-toastie version in checked flannel...

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  4. I'd love to get this pattern, if I win! I've been wanting to do a shirtwaist dress for a little while, and this one looks like it would be a lovely way to dip into this style.

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  5. Gosh I love this pattern! Please enter me in I'm all about the mid century stuff!
    Your dress is so lovely!
    Stevie xx

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  6. It is a lovely pattern. I can't add much to what you have found out about the company, apart from the fact that I have quite a few 60s and 70s patterns from Style which I inherited from my Mum so I believe it is true that it is a British company and not around anymore.

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  7. I am so in! I love your version!!!

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  8. I'm so in need of a shirtwaist dress. Would love to win this beaty.

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  9. Yes please, I'd love to be able to make one as lovely as yours :)

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  10. This is such a fab pattern and I love what you've done with it. I'd love to have it.

    P.S. Will tweet too @rosyjess

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  11. what a darling little dress! I would love to have this pattern :)

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  12. Such a great giveaway! Count me in pretty please :)

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  13. wow i love it. Please put me in for a chance

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  14. What a nice giveaway! I would love to win this pattern! Also I share it on my facebook page ;)
    tiz

    Oh, my contact: tiziana(dot)sangalli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I'd love to make this dress - I haven't made any 50's patterns so far.

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  16. I would love to win this pattern as I keep loosing bidding wars for similar ones on eBay!

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  17. I'd love to win this, please count me in Debi!

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  18. I love shirt waists, and this one is so pretty!

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  19. I've been obsessed about this pattern ever since seeing your finished dress!

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  20. Omg such an amazing pattern!! I can already see the combinations I would sew with it's help! I wish I win! :)

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  21. What a beautiful pattern!!!

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  22. to me! If i will be the lucky person an win this lovely dress I email you. Mahrta

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  23. Gorgeous one! Your dress was wonderful too :)

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  24. After seeing your dress made up, I had to get in on this giveaway! It's such a great silhouette.

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  25. Pick me, pick me! The dress you made with this pattern is beautiful by the way.

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  26. I saw your lovely shirtwaist you made. You know having worn these in their time I've not made one yet in today's life. They were never my favorites but now since you have gotten so enthusiastic over them I'm taking a second look. You know don't get rid of too many of your patterns when you are done with them as when you are my age you might want to make them again lol..

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  27. I would love to have this pattern, i would like to make a 50's dress in red, white and blue ready for the Queens Jubilee next year. I am planning a party and i am going to ask people to dress up. This could be the perfect dress for what i have in mind!
    happyhermit@hotmail.co.uk

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  28. I keep looking for a project to make in a lightweight denim that I have been saving and this pattern is looking like the ideal candidate! My philosophy is "Vintage with a twist".

    thank you for holding this giveaway

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  29. Love the dress.....so entering this!

    thevintagedame.blogspot.com

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  30. Fab pattern! Absolutely loved your autumnal shirtwaist.

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  31. When I saw this on Sew Weekly and how great your dress was, I knew I had to enter the giveaway! Woo!

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  32. This looks incredible! I would love to make the sheath version for a work appropriate dress.

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  33. This is such a cute pattern! I love it!
    doveg21@hotmail.com

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  34. This might be *the* perfect shirtdress pattern. I love how the darts fit in so nicely with the stripes on View A.

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  35. Love this. I want . I want. Ta xx

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  36. What a fab idea, a giveaway that then becomes another giveaway! Would love to win this and have a go at making this lovely dress :)

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  37. I love all of the patterns you have made up but this one may be at the very top.

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  38. Thanks for the opportunity, I love this pattern!

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  39. Hi Debi, I love this pattern!! Style went out of business in 1997. Too bad, because their patterns fit well and were wonderful! I have lots from the 90s, yours is the oldest one I've seen.
    Thanks! Heather - hhansen41@hotmail.com

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  40. This is a beautiful pattern. I would love to be able to make this one.

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  41. Your dress was perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Yes, I'd like to try out this vintage pattern!

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  43. Count me in :) After seeing your one, I definitely want a go ;)

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  44. What a wonderful idea, using a pattern and then handing it on to the next - it's the sisterhood of the travelling pattern! And such a gorgeous pattern as well!

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  45. Count me in for this beautiful pattern! Your version is fabulous, and I'd love to make my own.

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  46. Pls enter me!
    loayza.janet(at)gmail(dot)com
    thank u 4 this cool giveaway :)
    best regards

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  47. I totes don't need to win this pattern, but I ran through my small pattern stash to see if I should give it a go (it's a sweet dress pattern!), and I just wanted to let you know that I just got all excited again just looking at all the things I want to make! :)

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  48. I love style B in this pattern, but style A would be perfect for a vintage tea party. I am coming over all 'Mad Men'! Sharon

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  49. That looks interesting! I haven't worked with a vintage pattern...

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  50. Hello I'd like to enter please - you did such a great job with yours! I don't know anything about the pattern company but would be interested to find out more.

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  51. Wow, what a lovely giveaway. It is such a lovely pattern, I need at least one of each style both long and short sleeved LOL.

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  52. facebooked it :)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/brandy.totten

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  53. Please toss my name into the hat for this wonderful giveaway. This would be great done up in a piece of African wax fabric I have.

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  54. I can't tell you how much I love this pattern! I would just hope that if I won it, it would look as great as yours!! I love the leaf print on your dress, it's just perfect for fall!

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  55. i love this pattern, especially view A with her popped collar - so sassy ;)

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  56. I love love love this pattern :) I'm seeing View A in this fabulous green fabric I have!

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  57. I'd love this Style pattern to add to my others! I got quite a few Style patterns when I bought a few boxes of patterns off Gumtree but i'd never seen them before...or since, until now!

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  58. Oh, yes please. I love the pattern and love the dress you made with it. I'll be plugging this on Facebook!!

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  59. Once again I try my luck :D This time also with two tickets :) linked in FB aswell.

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  60. Would you please, pretty please draw my name?
    I did Fb and Twitter so that 3 chances...
    Thank you!

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  61. Beautiful pattern, and your version was gorgeous!

    Keeping my fingers crossed, I'd love to make this dress :)

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  62. Oh I want this pattern so badly. I've been looking on etsy for similar options but nothing is as nice, sigh.

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  63. I've been wanting to make my first garment from a vintage pattern, and a shirt dress is just the thing... You're sewing is so inspiring!

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  64. Lovely pattern, such a timeless dress in either version!

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  65. Thanks for showing the dress in a lovely quilting cotton! It looks great!

    BTW, have you ever done a post how you copy patterns before you give them away? Do you transfer it to paper or interfacing? joy

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  66. This pattern is gorgeous, please do count me in for the giveaway. I have had an addiction to shirt dresses before I even started sewing. So handy for us Australians who need to cover up from the sun, but still look lovely.

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  67. Hello - I'd really like to get hold of this Style Print 1950s pattern - is that possible???
    Ceri

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

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