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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Pattern Giveaway!

Today's freebie is B5173 in a size 16, B 38, W 29, H 40. A semi-fitted slightly A-line dress with optional sleeves, a slightly standing neckline with a front slit. Some of the Vogue patterns with the funnel neckline from the past year remind me of this look. No date, I would give it late 1960's, suitable for linen, pique, broadcloth, synthetics, brocade, gabardine, lightweight wool. I would also include double/stable knits (probably included in synthetics). An economical pattern, it looks like you can make it with 2.25 yds of 45" wide or 2 yds of 54" wide plus a bit of interfacing. Also need a 22" zipper and hooks/eyes, optional seam binding.

Leave a comment with your name and how to contact you. Also please link this giveaway to your blog! I will post a winner Monday morning.

Have a nice weekend, I hope we all get well soon, 2 kids and myself have had a summer cold and congestion.


Anonymous said...

That is some fantastic seaming on those dresses.

Hope you guys get to feeling better soon!

Linda said...

I always love a giveaway, so add me to a chance to win:
lwlamona@yahoo.com-blog is www.danvillegirl.blogspot.com

Deb said...

This is making me feel awfully old. I owned many patters similar to that one, and made dozens of dresses exactly like that when I was younger!

Julia said...

I'm with Deb. That is the style I wore in high school and college. Well, in college I rarely wore a dress. That was the hippy era!! LOL I'm linking this giveaway to my blog.

Anonymous said...

I love the style I really want it and would love to my very own first vintage pattern.


MrsSewandSew said...

I like the seaming on that pattern too. Unfortunately, I remember when that was the current style, lol.
I don't have a blog, but spend too much time reading other people's blogs.

Mrs Sew and Sew

Eema-le said...

I would love this pattern. Can't go wrong with an a-line dress.

Unknown said...

too cute! and in just my size! oh it would be great for this unemployed sewist, that i can make some dresses to better stand the texas heat!
i don't have a blog to link you to (yet.)
norah swiney (at) g mail (dot) com
those names are one word no spaces.

Kaizen Fashion Project said...

Sweet! Such a classic piece!

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