Sep 4, 2011
How long has it been since we've had a pattern giveaway, readers? I say, too long!
As you know, I am always one to share the wealth (well, almost always), so I picked one lovely pattern from my recent vintage pattern treasure trove to share with you.
One of the most enduring and charming collar styles is the sailor collar, which can be done up in full-out "Anchors Aweigh" with trim and necktie, like Lana Turner below, or interpreted less literally, like Bette Davis in the pic up top.
Either way, it's a timeless look.
And why am I mentioning sailor collars?
The giveaway is for Superior 9613, which I'd date around 1943-44 -- definitely wartime -- and it's a beaut: intact and still with its original factory folds!
It makes either a two-piece or one-piece dress: simple, but with beautiful details. (If you don't want to make the sailor collar, you can also make the traditional collar version, with or without welt pockets.)
This pattern is a vintage Size 12: Bust 30, Waist 26, Hip 33.
For those of you unfamiliar with Superior Patterns, Superior was the Sears Roebuck and Co. house brand, and were usually ordered through the mail.
MPB followers the world over are eligible to enter the giveaway, and all you have to do to participate is leave a comment below, saying what you like about the pattern -- nothing fancy. Could it be any easier?
Make sure to enter before midnight EST, Tuesday, September 6. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday. (Winner will be chosen at random.)
More details in the pic below (click to blow up larger).
Happy Sunday, everybody!