Wednesday, 27 July 2011
To celebrate breaking the 10 followers landmark... woohoo! I thought an appropriate way to celebrate would be to give away some patterns. Follow the blog (more pattern give-aways to come!) and leave a comment on this post if you're interested in the following patterns. I'll draw from the comments left here on Sunday, July 31st.
So I thought we would celebrate ... the seventies, the era when wearing clothes was all about individual expression rather than fitting in.
This one is for the gents (or the special gentleman in your life) out there. Pattern No. 1700, Men's Slacks and Shorts by Ann Person.
Ann Person started the Stretch & Sew pattern company in the 1960s. And she penned A Primer on Sewing Knits, Threads magazine piece in 2008.
This pattern, circa 1969, was designed for knit fabrics. Don't worry if you can't find some authentic double knit, golf-course-worthy, plaid because it is also suitable for wool and cotton fabrics choices. The pattern contains sizes 30-32-34-36-38
The pattern is uncut.
And comes with complete instructions.
And can you think of anything that screams the seventies more than a pattern for Hip-Hugger Bell-Bottom Pants?
This Simplicity pattern 9562 has never been cut, the pattern pieces and instructions are in excellent shape. The pattern envelope, as you can see, has seen some wear and tear.
Vintage 1971 pattern for body-suit, bias-cut skirt, and hip-hugger bell-bottom pants! The pattern is a Misses' size 8.
The body-suit is designed for knit fabric.
The hip-hugger pants are designed to be worn one inch below the normal waistline.
And jumping ahead to the late seventies...
Vogue 7170 in size 6. Wow, it has been years since I was size 6 but I digress...
The pattern is cut but all the piece are here. The envelope has seen a bit of wear and tear.
The pattern: Misses' Dress or Tunic, Skirt and Pants.
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