Sunday, December 12, 2010

A giveaway - and an adventure

It's my birthday, and there's all that general holiday goodwill about, so i decided it's high time for another giveaway.  My grandmother is also a December baby, and because it makes me think of her, this time i've picked out a great 1940s suit (wartime, i suspect, from the admonitions to conserve that are printed on the instruction sheet), number 6300 from Superior, which was the house pattern line for Sears.

The jacket has the most wonderful pockets, which join into the front dart.  The skirt is a no-nonsense eight gore number.  A tied belt softens the lines of the whole thing just a bit.
Now, here's where the adventure part comes in: i'm not positive of the size of this pattern.  It's stamped on the top right corner, but it's not a complete impression.  I think it's a Size 14, which would in this case mean a 32" bust, but it's also possible that it's a Size 16, which would be a 34" bust.  But isn't a jacket this slick worth a muslin to get the fit right?  I thought so.

What do you have to do to have a chance to win this lovely stocking stuffer?  To enter, all you need to do is to stop by the shop, pick out your favorite item, and leave a link to it in a comment here.  I'll draw for a winner on Thursday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m. EST, so be sure to make your choice and leave your comment by then!

(For those who want more details on the pattern, it's pre-cut and complete, instructions are in good shape and the envelope is quite nice; the skirt pieces appear to be unused, but the jacket front and back show wear at notches and perforations, and on the jacket front there's a small tear at the inside of the curve of the pocket, size uncertain but probably a 32" or 34" bust measurement.)

12 comments:

Tart Deco™ said...

I know for sure I'd like to get my hands on the 40s sewing book- http://www.etsy.com/listing/51288315/1942-vogues-book-of-smart-dressmaking

I'm adding that to my favs and hoping its still there when I get my financial aid in January ;)

Steph @ Tart Deco
tartdeco at gmail dot com

ThreeOldKeys said...

I wish I had the waistline shown on all these model sketches .... this is a really cute old apron pattern!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/51135303/simplicity-4492-1950s-cobblers-apron-and

Fripperie said...

Ah, pattern illustration is its own special kind of fiction... no one has ever been built that way.

Katie Gariepy said...

Oh I'd love to give this pattern a go!

My favorite item in the shop is - http://www.etsy.com/listing/31413906/mccalls-8601-early-1950s-girls-skirt-and

I'd love to alter this to make myself that skirt!!

Tori said...

I love vintage clothing, and this is perfect since I am learning how to sew!
Anyways, I'm liking the Vogue 7357 Shirtwaist Dress.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45690229/vogue-7357-early-1950s-shirtwaist-dress
It's so cute!

- Tori Diamond
tori.diamond123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Vanessa said...

This is my favourite! And the torn sides also make it EVEN more vintage and antique-ish, love it heaps!

love the dressings so much, i love how the hips seem so much larger due to the ballooning of the outfit! Especially with the BELT (genius!!!) all tightly wrapped around the slimmest area on the waist.

I love how unique the pieces are! And they're also affordable!

Thank you!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63058189/simplicity-4838-1950s-jumper-blouse-and

chocolates_smiles@hotmail.com

TopHat said...

I love the 1970s Hollie Hobbie dress and pinafore pattern!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

liz said...

Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/44385704/simplicity-1850-1950s-nightgown-negligee

Much Thankies for the chance dear
Good luck for me and everyone :)

liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

KarinSF said...

Oh I do love this one up fro grabs in the giveaway-and it's in my size!
This coat is my absolute current favorite. http://www.etsy.com/listing/63282399/simplicity-5928-1970s-coat-with-princess

RKP said...

Love vintage patterns! :)

I'd love to make this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61962325/mccalls-3359-1950s-accessory-dress

:) Rachael
oxfordheaven.etsy.com

Fripperie said...

Thanks to everybody for stopping by and entering! I'll do the drawing in a bit and post a winner soon (if not this afternoon, then tomorrow morning...)!

Anything but Bland said...

awesome pattern! thanks so much for your kind comment :)

love, polly