June 26, 2009

Free Vintage Simplicity Pattern!

Today's vintage pattern is so cute, I love these pinafores! For an adorable, old fashioned look, make the pinafore out of Swiss Cotton Organdy.

We want to again say thank you to Mrs. Jo W. in Orangeburg, S.C. Jo has generously contributed vintage patterns from her own collection to our vintage pattern giveaway!

Today's Free Vintage Pattern

Simplicity 8253 - Size 2

Child's One-Piece Dress and Pinafore

Versions A and B: Bodice of dress has round neckline, short puffed sleeves and full skirt which is gathered at the waistline with single ruffle hem trim. The pinafore has shoulder ruffle gathered skirt and back button closing. Version C: The dress is sleeveless and has ribbon bow trim on bodice front and skirt pockets.

Fabric Suggestions: Cotton, Organdy, Dotted Swiss

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Use this link to notify us that you want this pattern, Simplicity 8253.

*** UPDATE - This vintage pattern has been claimed and is no longer available. Stay tuned, more free vintage patterns to come in the near future!

How to claim this pattern: Send us your name, address and the pattern number. The pattern will go to the first one who notifies us that they want it.

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.

June 5, 2009

New Issue of Australian Smocking and Embroidery!

The latest issue (number 87) of AS&E is in stock. You won't want to miss a single issue of this wonderful magazine that is published by Country Bumpkin Publications.

As always, it includes full size patterns, color photographs, plus detailed instructions and illustrations to help you create gorgeous garments.

Order yours today!