Sunday, 6 April 2014

Hollywood, Bollywood and Jodhpurs - It's the April Give away!

Hello Dahlings,

Once again I have trawled the bulging pattern stash and come up with three patterns to share with you, lucky reader.

The first is Vogue Vintage 2561, a reproduction of a 1952 design original. It is in sizes 12,14,16 a full skirted sundress and darted peplum over-blouse with a little collar. The pattern is one of my charity shop finds...I loved the illustration. The pattern is complete but the pieces for the dress have been cut out to size 16. The blouse is intact.

Very Audrey Hepburn on a vespa...

The second is Butterick B4915, a cocktail dress with a crossover front and back bodice and very gathered skirt. Uncut, unused, size 14-16-18-20

Go wild with the fabric and bollywood it!

The next pattern is also untouched and from the long defunct New Look pattern house, 6459 Jodhpur style trousers, size 8- 18. Every now and then these type of pants have a fashion style moment. Great for if you ride horses. Seriously though, they have an interesting curved panel on the inner leg, pockets, pleats. They would look good on the right person that could make them look retro-ironic.

Tally Ho chums!

If you want to be in the draw mention it in your comment. All three patterns will go to the one person. The winner will be announced on April 21st.



  1. I love that Vogue dress. Very, very stylish. But those pants... good heavens!!!

    1. I like the idea of them and I am convinced that there's someone out there that could totally make them work. Not alas my short legged short waisted self. p.s Did you want to be in the draw?

  2. I'm loving the Vogue pattern! Though I don't ride I think I could rock the jodhpurs. Great idea on Butterick 4915. Alas, I already have it in my collection, but I do have a client who is looking for a dress similar to this. The sizing would save me some time in pattern drafting. Please toss my name into the hat.

  3. Glad to hear from you Angela.

    1. You are in the draw with a very good chance ;)