The eagle-eyed amongst you might have spotted this pretty in my post about Springpad:
|Lovely gathers. Though, the embroidery transfer is missing.|
Yes, it's a new pattern ... But I didn't buy it for myself ...
You see, I was doing my usual "it's payday, let's hit up eBay for vintage patterns" thing when I spotted this beautiful 1946* nightgown pattern going very cheaply. Normally, whenever I see underwear or nightwear patterns from the 40s and 50 on eBay, they tend to go for £15+. Soooo... I thought it would make a nice treat for my readers if I did a giveaway, as I'm sure you often have similar problems finding nightwear and underwear patterns that aren't super expensive.
Plus, I seem to be kind of embarrassingly lucky with giveaways myself (I recently won a £25 Frumble voucher over at the super-kind Handmade Jane's and almost a year ago I won the Dress of Dreams (which still doesn't fit - damn thyroid) over with the lovely Liz of Zilredloh), so it's way past time I gave something back (sorry for being a bit rubbish on that front, I am resolved to do better!).
And then I saw another pattern, similarly reasonable in price:
|Blue has taken her knickers off! How scandalous!!|
This one's from 1951 (again, according to the seller) and includes a nightgown, a slip and panties with some really pretty detailing - that bust gathering is lovely and the ruffles on the nightgown are so pretty!
So, I exercised my eBay ninja skills and managed to scoop these two pretties with the intention of doing a double giveaway. Then I saw the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway day was coming up and, well, it felt like a sign.
So, ladies and gents, tune in on 21st May (which is also Mr Magpie's birthday!) for a chance to win these patterns. I'll probably give them away separately so two people will have a chance to win. And I will be shipping internationally, to spread the love!
Hope you all are well - I'm off to tidy my sewing corner (I should take some photos now it's finished, too!) and *gasp* do some sewing while I pretend I haven't got any marking to do (I do. Boo!).
* According to the seller - I'm not that up on dating nightwear patterns that I could say if I knew 100% this was 40s or 50s, though I think it looks more 40s.