Friday, 24 June 2011

The Aftermath of Organising - Pattern Giveaway!

Remember my excessive organising of patterns?  Well, while sorting through a load of vintage patterns I picked up at a closing down sale, I found two that, for various reasons, I probably won't use.  I was wondering what to do with them and thought, why not offer them up to my lovely readers?

One of the patterns is a 1982 set including a really simple skirt, summery blouse, trousers and quilted jacket.

I love how wearing the matching top and trousers makes it look like a playsuit or the top and skirt makes it look like a dress.  So versatile!

This pattern is multi-sized for 10, 12, 14 and 16 (the size 10 is bust 83cm, waist 64cm, hip 88cm, the size 16 is bust 97cm, waist 76cm, hip 102cm)

I actually got another pattern at this closing down sale that is almost identical, so I obviously don't need them both.

The second pattern was actually tucked into another pattern envelope (I had lots of weird things like that at this sale - it was quite exciting going through all the envelopes!).

There isn't a date on this one, but it looks quite late 70s in style to me.  You might have noticed that the writing on the envelope isn't English ... This pattern is actually German (from Frankfurt to be prescise!), but I don't think that would be a problem for an experienced stitcher.

The language isn't what put me off, though ...  However much I like this style of dress, that kind of waistline just doesn't suit me, which is a shame because it's a really cute pattern!

If you'd like either (or both!) of these patterns, just leave a comment on this post saying which you'd like before 11pm (UK time) on Friday 1st July and I'll draw a name at random for each pattern.  Of course, I understand the Neue Mode pattern in particular is a bit specialist, so if no one's interested, I'll take them to a charity shop, so don't worry, someone will pick these up!

If you do enter, good luck!


  1. I love the German pattern, but I am not sure if you will mail something to the US. Maybe I would have something you would like to swap...

  2. Hey Carrie - sorry for the late response, I've been away from the computer for a while! I absolutely will post to you in the US. If you read this, drop me an email and the German pattern is yours: quintefoil [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk :)


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