Sunday, March 20, 2011

1960's pattern giveaway.

To celebrate reaching 100 followers I want to do a little give away. I have not yet gotten around to sewing this pattern yet, and with the current to-do list I have set for myself, it seems this beautiful pattern won't be sewn anytime soon! Such a shame for it to be sitting on my shelf unloved... I want to give it a new home!

Here is a little bit about the pattern:

"Great 60s half size suit pattern! Vintage early 60s, Simplicity 5126, size 12 1/2, suit, scraf and blouse pattern.

Bust 33"
Waist 27"
Hip 37"

Misses' Suit, Scraf and Blouse in Half-Sizes: Blouse with high round neckline, short set-in sleeves, has center back button closing, is dart fitted. Slim skirt dart fitted at waistline has left side zipper closing and pleat at bottom of center back seam. Collarless jacket has rounded neckline and lower edges, set-in below elbow length sleeves, shoulder darts, patch pockets. V. 1 has contrasting braid trim. V. 2 has self fabric scraf, top-stitched trim. Jacket is lined.

Pattern is complete and in good, UNCUT, factory fold, condition. Envelope is in good vintage condition, does have a little yellowing inside and small stain at lower front."

The details:
* This giveaway is open to anyone, simply leave one comment in this post.
* If you're a follower of my blog and listed in the 'google friend connect' to the right of my page, then you're entitled to two entries (so make two please).
* Please include either a contact email address or link to your blog so I can find you if you win.
* I'm happy to post this pattern anywhere in the world.
* Giveaway closes on Sunday 27th March at 8pm Sydney, Australia time (GMT +11).
* Winner will be drawn by online random number generator on

Good luck!

Sam xox


  1. Hi the jacket with contrasting trim and skirt would be so cute to wear to work. As luck would have it those are my perfect measurements too! Count me in

  2. It's a lovely pattern! I just found your blog through sew retro. I'm loving your taste!

  3. What a lovely pattern, I have been through my stash this weekend and I don't have any from the 1960's!

  4. Well done you! Just snuck past my 100 mark too but have yet to sort out my giveaway, oops!
    Fabulous though, well done!

  5. Oh, such a lovely pattern! Reminds me so of Jackie O! I hope I can count on it to increase my pattern stash!

  6. Oh, and I am a follower!

  7. Definitely agree with the Jackie O comment. Would love to win this pattern!

  8. I also just found you through sew retro - I love finding new people to inspire me. What a lovely 'Jackie' pattern.

  9. hi! this pattern is really beautiful! would be really happy if I could sew it! thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations for the 100 followers! :)

    paulamonteagudo at hotmail dot com

  10. I love this pattern - so great - Please sign me up :O)
    A xx

  11. What a lovely giveaway! That pattern is just my measurements (lucky, as I am terrible at altering them) - I'd love to take a shot at sewing it!

  12. Oh, and I'm also a follower! found you through sew retro.

  13. What a lovely pattern! Just found your blog via Jen - lovely to discover your sewing projects :)

  14. Just found your blog through down to earth. Love the pattern, and your blog!