Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to School Vintage Pattern Blitz!

Whether you are thinking of getting the kids ready for school (didn't summer just start?) or not, it's only a month away. Back to school supplies and a new set of clothes?  It's time to get ready!

And to help you get ready, the Pattern Patter team on Etsy is hosting a Back to School Blitz on Thursday, August 1st from Midnight to Midnight wherever you are! As a member of the team, I welcome all shoppers to pop in and browse the listings that will come rolling in, many with special back to school discounts. Just click the button on the right to view the items being posted in this Back to School Blitz event.

If you visit my shop during the Blitz, you'll receive a 20% discount on any child's pattern. Just use the coupon code "BTS2013"! Here's a preview of some of the children's clothing you'll see in my shop now and on the Back to School Blitz day:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Before and After Hit Parade: Cute 1940s Summer Frock

Seamstress: Emily in Australia
Pattern: Du Barry 5833

Here is the pattern, Du Barry 5833, from 1944 and the war years. Such a classic style, this frock has a swing skirt, square neckline, and a lightly bloused bodice with short sleeves and the option to go sleeveless:

The result:

Emily picked a gorgeous color for this frock, and is true to the short-sleeve version. Lovely flare and a perfect length. So flattering, and a lovely result! And I think I spy her cat (named Lamp) in the mirror! ;). Speaking of her cat, Emily has her own shop on Etsy, Lamp's Little Luxuries, where she sells beautiful hand-knitted accessories, so be sure to check it out!