June 30, 2008

New Summer Dress Pattern from Ginger Snaps Designs!

The new Beach Dresses collection from Nancy Coburn feature simple designs. It shouldn't take you very long to whip up one of these light and airy summer dresses!

For a beach portrait, Nancy recommends using white fabric. This dress would be very pretty sewn with Swiss Pique, Bearlin or the Drawn Thread "Linen-Look" Swiss Cotton fabric from Bear Threads Ltd. Two yards should be sufficient yardage to make the dress.

Read more about the Beach Dresses pattern

Also New from Ginger Snaps - The Float Dress

Nancy has designed a Float Dress adaption for her Ashtyne's Heirloom Dress pattern. We have it in stock now and it will be included free with the purchase of Ashtyne's Heirloom Dress!

View the Float Dress

June 13, 2008

2 More FREE Vintage Patterns!

Today, we have two more vintage patterns to give away!

How to claim one of these patterns: Send us your name, address and the pattern number of which vintage pattern you would like to have (use our contact form for fastest submission). Each pattern will go to the first one who notifies us that they want it. Only one free pattern per household - thanks.

Reminder - The free pattern giveaway is just for fun. They are packed and mailed by volunteers, after hours, off the clock and off the record. To protect your privacy, after the pattern is mailed to the first person who notified us, the remaining notifications are deleted.

Today's Free Vintage Patterns

Simplicity 4462 - Size 2

Child's Pants in Two Lengths and Tops

View 1 has set-in sleeves, Views 2 and 3 or sleeveless. Tops have back button closings.

Pants are fitted with elastic encased in back waistband and have side zipper closing.

Use this link to notify us that you want this pattern, Simplicity 4462.

Simplicity 5080 - Size 4

Child's Pajamas, Nightgown and Cap

The high yoke tops have set-in sleeves and buttons in the back. View 3 has a round collar and long sleeves.

Pants have an elastic casing at waistline.

Use this link to notify us that you want this pattern, Simplicity 5080.

Just a Few Rules
- The Free Vintage Patterns are an exclusive offer to our newsletter/blog subscribers only. The free offers will be limited to the USA only. We will mail them to home addresses only, no P.O. Boxes, mail forwarding services or businesses. Some of the patterns are very old and in fragile condition. They will be distributed "as is". This free offer is for fun, without warranty or guarantees.

Vintage Baby by Martha Pullen

The Vintage Baby book by Martha Pullen is back in stock! This hardcover book has many beautiful color photographs that will inspire you to create heirloom garments for a special baby.

It includes photos and descriptions from the private collections of Martha Pullen, Sue Hausmann and Elizabeth Rhodes.

The Vintage Baby book is available either separately or included in a complete set with 2 companion machine embroidery disks.

(Above photo - Sample garment from the book)

Vintage Baby Book plus Companion Machine Embroidery Disks

If you own an embroidery machine or if you plan to get an embroidery machine in the future, you should take advantage of the huge savings you will receive if you purchase the complete set.

Martha Pullen machine embroidery disks are very easy to use, especially for beginners. They are high quality, giving you excellent results.

If you are new or inexperienced with machine embroidery, we highly recommend that you select high quality designs. (Cheap machine embroidery designs can cause headaches and frustration.)

See more machine embroidery designs from Martha Pullen