The world's most popular male sewing blogger suggested that I host a giveaway given all the recent excitement here at My Happy Sewing Place. What a perfect suggestion as it's been way too long since I've hosted a proper vintage pattern giveaway. This is a special 'Sewing through the Decades' giveaway as I'm giving away a vintage pattern from each decade from the 30s through the 70s.
Here are the patterns...
From 1939, this McCall (Number 3260) jacket pattern:
It's a size 16 which translates into a B34, W28. You may recall that I recently sewed up this jacket for my Marlene inspired suit:
All I can say is that this jacket pattern is pretty much perfect. It's well drafted and has several collar options and really cute crescent patch pockets.
For the 40s pattern I am offering up this adorable 1941 summer shorts, blouse and jumper pattern from my favourite pattern company, McCall's:
Here's what the line drawings look like:
It's a size 14 which translates to a B32, W27 and H35 and is perfect for summertime fun.
Now onto the 50s and a full-skirted dress, McCall's 3004 from 1954:
Love the gentle pleating, the peter pan collar, the cute sleeves and of course, the full 50s skirt! It's in a size 16 which translates to a B34, W28 and H37.
Now for a turn to the stylin' 60s with this Maudella 3-piece suit pattern:
Maudella 5094 features a fabulous three-quarters sleeve jacket with the 60s style collar, a cute blouse with neat waist detailing and the classic pencil skirt. It's a B40, W33 and H43 size.
Last up, from the 70s is another groovy Maudella pattern for a classic A-line skirt dress:
You know what else is great about the 70s? Multi-size patterns! This one comes in sizes corresponding to B40 to B46 sizes. The shape of the dress reminds me a lot of the dress I made from the Burdastyle book:
How to Enter the Giveaway
To enter the giveaway you simply have to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below telling me:
1) which pattern you want--you can say 'any of them' or list a specific pattern, and
2) since this giveaway was inspired by Peter's post over at Male Pattern Boldness....hop on over to his blog and tell me which of his posts goes down as your all time favourite!
If you want another entry, just like my Facebook page (the link is in my right sidebar). Be sure to leave another comment to let me know you've done this or that you already follow me on Facebook.
This giveaway is open to readers everywhere! Just leave your comment before midnight on Saturday the 21st of July for a chance to win the pattern of your choice. I'll post the winners list shortly thereafter.
Yay! Happy vintage sewing!