This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone - I don't care where you live, if you win I will post it to you! I'll be accepting entries for one week, and the winner will be selected at random in a way that may or may not involve Miss Stella. To enter, please comment below which pattern you would like to win, and to break with tradition, I won't reply to your comment unless you ask a specific question.
Up for grabs are three patterns. You can put your name down to win just one, or all of them!
This is a Marian Martin mail order pattern, purchased by Mrs Merrick of Winnipeg in June 1956. It is complete with instructions - Size 12 (sorry, no bust, waist, or hip measurements given). It is described as a 'dress with contrast front and back bodice and with belt, yoke and neck facing to match skirt'. The pattern pieces are unprinted.
Now I have actually made this one - and it came out like this:
Gee my hair has grown...
Another mail order pattern! This one was purchased by Mrs Faris of National City, California - complete, with instructions. Unfortunately the envelope doesn't have a date on the post mark so I can't tell you when its from exactly. Its a size 10 (bust 31, waist 24, hips 33). There also isn't a description, so I've made this one up. 'Sweet summer frock with full skirt and narrow straps, with cropped double breasted jacket with bracelet length sleeves'. The pattern pieces are unprinted.
Now I haven't made this one, but I originally purchased it for the little jacket.
Now this one caused a bit of a stir when I posted the teaser post on my Facebook page. Simplicity 2041 in size 14 (bust 34). Complete, with instructions, and this one is a printed pattern too! It is described as 'Slenderette misses and women'ts one-piece wrap around dress and cape. Dress both views is sleeveless and has shaped neckline. Dress front laps right over left and has 6 button side opening. Slim skirt has right side pocket. V1 features cape made of dress fabric and faced with contrasting fabric. Cape buttons to dress bodice.
Now I haven't made this one either, but love the idea of the cape buttoning on.
I also reserve the right to copy these patterns before I post them to you, so don't be surprised if you see them turning up at some point as projects!
So! Which one do you want???