Tuesday, 5 August 2014

August Give away - Calvin Klein

It's August Dear Reader!

To those that don't know I'm on a mission to give away a pattern every month this year.
Digging through my pattern archives I come up with another designer pattern that has been lying about in my stash for decades. It is a very very simple dress with three neckline variations from Calvin Klein 1988. The fabric recommendations are for sumptuous fabric because it is basically a sack - side seams, shoulder seams, dropped shoulder sleeves and a neck facing. That's it. The envelope contains three sizes 6,  8-10 and 12-14. In other words Petite, Small and Medium. It is unfolded and uncut and it has been neglected too long. Set it free in a lurid print and perm your hair!

If you like it and would like to win it and give it a go tell me in the comments by Friday 15th August.

Alas my stash is not really depleting as I've been buying patterns..

A surprisingly warm day last week and pattern sales have conspired to make me go on a bit of a pattern buying spree. I've got two Vogues, two maxi skirt patterns and then two Jalies are coming in the mail - my first Jalies ever!

The Vogues are V9004, the Armani blouse knock off 

Then there'sV1349 which doesn't look like anything much on the model but look at the line drawings..

I look at this and see a pieced exercise top in lycra with slimming black side panels and matching leggings.That's what I have planned for it. 

But I am getting ahead of myself. I have a bit more winter sewing to go first and I'll be jumping on those Jalies as soon as they arrive. I will probably sew those first and I'll blog about them then. There's also a jacket in the pipline. Too many plans, too little time!

Happy Sewing,


  1. Neat patterns! Love your idea for the sheath dress, can't wait to see it.

  2. I like those 2 Vogue patterns.

  3. I found your blog by chance. I think that first Vogue pattern still looks stylish, but I do not wish to get it. I used to sew when our daughters were small and have boxes of patters (from the 70s) I should give away. Nowadays I only do lengths to my trousers or skirts but sewing is a lot of fun. I think you have a brilliant idea for that last Vogue pattern – it will have a slimming effect.

  4. 'Alas my stash is not really depleting as I've been buying patterns..'

    I read this sentence as I was drinking some tea. I was lucky I didn't need a new keyboard :-D

    I love the style lines in that last pattern. You could do so much with it, and fit it really nicely to your figure as well. No wonder you bought it...

    1. Hi tropical threads, thank you for visiting by blog. You are the only Darwin blogger I've heard of!

  5. I'll toss my hat into the ring to win your Calvin Klein pattern Valerie - just right for an apple shape like me! Love your recent transformation of the New Look dress into a top, by the way!

    1. Hi Thornberry! I am glad you can see the pattern's potential.