Thursday, July 2, 2009

Look at this Beauty!

Isn't this 1951 slip pattern a gem? I love how it's in that sweet spot between the 40s and 50s, style-wise. I found it yesterday on Etsy from this seller for a really reasonable price. Have you noticed how vintage patterns are much more affordable on Etsy than on the sites dedicated to selling vintage patterns? I wonder what that's all about. Anyway, I've had great luck shopping there.

This slip is all part of an elaborate plan for this contest.
The grand prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to! So I've decided I have to pull out the big guns. The stipulation is that you have to use one of their top ten patterns of 2008. The patterns are kind of a snooze fest, to be honest. Lots of plain knit tops.

But I already had this DVF knock-off in my stash, and I'm planning on giving it a 40s makeover. This plan involves several pattern alterations, many yards of lemon-yellow matte jersey, a bunch of gorgeous little yellow ball buttons, a vintage slip pattern, some Daffodil ambiance lining fabric, and a little lace to top it all off. Don't worry, I've got it in control. (Ha!) I'll keep you updated as I go along.

Are any of you planning to enter this contest? What are you scheming? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!


  1. Sounds interesting good luck! I saw the patterns when the contest came out and wasn't thrilled with them either. I usually don't sew with knits so I disregarded the contest. Although, I have sewn the thread's knit dress and really like it. We will see. I can't wait to see your creation!

  2. Gertie, the link (to the DVF knock-off) is coming up as a 404. :-(

    Love your blog! I don't sew, but I enjoy seeing your creations!

    1. Kally, if you hover over the link, you can see it used to redirect to Vogue 8379 (and now you can google it on your own or go back to that Pattern Review site where it listed them all)! I am reading this blog from the beginning so those are my tricks for figuring out dead links. :P


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