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I am late for this party (for a change!) but since you’ve had my reflections for Sew Grateful Week I don’t see why you shouldn’t get a giveaway too! The rest of the Sew Grateful giveaways can be found here.
If you don’t have time to chek them all at least get your trackpad over to The Perfect Nose, where TJ has (deep breath) a 1940s sewing book to give away, and it is such. A thing. Of beauty.
So what have we here?
1. Style 3294, a lovely simple dirndl-style skirt in sizes 12 (W 67cm, H 92cm)and 14 (W 71cm, H 97cm). The instructions list size 16 too but the pattern has been cut to size 14. The instructions are very detailed so this would be a good one for beginners.
2. Simplicity Retro 9045, Misses dress and vest in sizes RR – 14, 16, 18, 20
I got this as part of a bundle and, whilst the entertainment value for it is sky high, I honestly never will have a chance to do anything with it and I do read a lot about people making things like this, so I’d like to go to a good home.
There’s a lot going on here so here’s a shot of the back of the envelope:
Yes dear readers, it’s a copy of that Burda Classics magazine they published in November. I was lucky enough to be in Italy at the time so I bought two, much to the amusement of both my friend and the newsagent.
It’s a collection of “timeless” patterns (some of them reprints) in sizes from Burda 32 to 50, although the majority of them are Burda 34 to 44. Melissa at Fehr Trade did a great post on this magazine, you can find it here. I have read a few disappointed blog posts about this issue but I have actually found it wonderful and I can’t wait for a time when my skill level can go near these!
Please note: this is the Italian version of the magazine, so the instructions are in Italian. All of them. Not that it makes much difference with Burda.
I like to think there’s something for everyone here: the skirt pattern is very easy, the Simplicity gown is very different and the Burda Classics is more difficult but does have some timeless designs in it.
To enter the giveaway leave a comment letting me know which item you would like but more importantly tell me why! Would you like a simple skirt to be able to say “I made that”? Are you having a period wedding? Do you live a life where you can see yourself wearing some awesome timeless pieces every day? Do tell!
The giveaway will be open until Midnight GMT on Thursday 7th February 2013. Because I can, and because there’s no way I can get to the post office before the weekend!