Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pattern Giveaway

Recently a fellow maker Mo gave me a lot of dressmaking patterns. They are mostly from the seventies, with a few from the eighties. Some of them have little drawings by Mo of the garment she actually made. And ever the genius, when the bulk of refolding the pattern after use became too much she put them into a larger envelope then attached both sides of the original pattern envelope.

There is a whole suitcase full of them, so I can't possibly keep them all. IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!

First up is a coat (size 10) because it'll be cold soon.

This skirt looks like it could be another warm option.

I can't stay away from the practical, this looks like it could be useful, maybe with a few tweaks. It includes the trouser pattern too (I'm rather fond of the t-shirt, which unfortunately isn't included). Another size 10.

Hurrah, for winter dresses... I must get on and make some. You can see in option 2 Mo has given the tunic a more rounded collar, which I'd have to agree with. I considered keeping this one as I like the general shape but the instructions for the smocking are something I will never get round to so I think it should go to someone who actually wants to follow the directions... or you could just cheat and make a shirred bodice!

And, because who's actually got the time to make anything for this winter, I've included a sweet little summer dress.

Last up is this crazy pattern... make of it what you will!

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below telling me which pattern you would like and why, eg. fabric choice, which style option, who for, etc.

Closing date is Wednesday 31st October. Only open to UK residents but I'll be doing another giveaway soonish. Still so many great patterns to share with you.

Thanks for coming by and taking part.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Edwardian Suit

This is a three-piece Edwardian suit that I made in 2010.

It has been made in red/green silk dupion. The colours are important as they represent the lenses used in Kinemacolour that produced the first colour films. This is important as the suit was worn for the Duke of York's centenary on 22nd September 2010 (hence the Edwardian part as well).