Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What I'm working on and this week's pattern giveaway....

This week's theme over at the Sew Weekly is refashioning--something I've never really done!  The idea is to take something in your wardrobe that you don't really wear or that doesn't really suit you and make it into something new and improved.

I do love to follow the work of refashioning gurus like Meg the Grand and Miss P and there is always the Refashion Co-Op.

So I picked something in my closet that I like...sort of.  I love the colour and fabric of this jacket.  I do not like the shape and fit.  Hmmm...maybe I could make this a bit more me?

Here it is again in better lighting.  We took this photo a year ago in March (2010).  Look how much my hair has grown! Crazy!

This is a better representation of the true colour.  It's very nice and I would like to wear it more!

So here is what I am working on....making a version of View B for this jacket:
This is also this week's pattern giveaway!!  It is a size 18 or 36B.  The pattern is in good condition and all the pieces are present.  It is a jacket pattern from 1933 and you can make three different versions of the jacket.  There is also a pattern piece for the belt and for the neck scarf. 

The pattern giveaways will be open to readers everywhere. To enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post by midnight GMT Friday, please also leave a way for me to contact you,
  • If you are technologically savvy and connected then post about the giveaway on 1. your blog, 2. twitter or 3. facebook for an additional entry for each method (so you can have a total of up to four entries...be sure to leave a comment and let me know if you've done any of these extra things).
I'll announce the winner on Saturday and I'll ship anywhere in the world. Just note that it sometimes takes awhile for packages to arrive for those outside the EU but I'll aim to mail out the patterns by the following Wednesday. If you win a pattern, you can't win again for another six months. And again, the only caveat is that you don't sell the pattern.  Keep the pattern for yourself as long as you want and when you are done, pass it on to someone else!




  1. Hi Debi. The colours of this jacket are gorgeous, and the fabric looks really nicely textured too! I can just see it as View B. Re-fashioning is great - getting 'new' clothes whilst spending little or no money, not to mention doing your bit for the environment by consuming less. Looking forward to seeing your newly refashioned jacket.

  2. Looking forward to seeing the finished jacket. Such a great pattern, I have some vintage dress patterns in my stash but I've never come across a vintage jacket pattern during my op shop hunts.


  3. What a darling jacket!!!! I've posted a link to this post on my Facebook.

  4. That will be lovely when refashioned! Can't wait to see the results!!

  5. Deb - I have exactly the same jacket and feel the same way about it. One of my beefs is that even as/is, it needs a pair of good solid shoulder pads - the shoulders droop dreadfully. I'm totally inspired by your refashioning - time to pull that puppy out of the closet and redo it so that it is not just taking up space!!

  6. Can't wait to see your refashioned jacket Debi. I LOVE the jacket pattern, view is basically my perfect jacket so please put my name in the hat! Thanks for the opportunity. x

  7. This style jacket is one of my top favorites and it looks great on you. I would love the pattern as it's just my size and style.

  8. Wow! This will be a real remodeling to be the first time you do it! I am eager to see the result.

  9. Love the colors of this jacket!!
    And fantastic giveaway ^_^

  10. love the pattern.I'm currently trying to build a wardrobe of all 20s and 30s and a jacket pattern I don't have:)

  11. Oh my those hats are adorable too.

  12. What a beautiful pattern (and how convenient that you are the same pattern size as I!) However, I'm holding out to enter for one I REALLY love. It is totally admirable that you are doing this, seeing as how these 30s patterns aren't exactly a dime a dozen!

  13. Can't wait to see how your refashioning of the jacket turns out! :-)

  14. The jacket is beautiful, lovely colors. :)

  15. I'm really curious to see the refashioning of your jacket! I love the pattern also!


  16. I can't wait to see what you do with the jacket :)
    And the pattern is a gem too!
    I facebooked it and tweeted it too :)

  17. Ooh, pretty pretty! Such a gorgeous colour, and very nicely refashioned - go you!

    Would love a chance to be in to win the pattern as well - looks fabulous. :-)

  18. You did a beautiful job on this refashion and it looks fantastic on you. The bias binding was a nice added touch for finishing the jacket.

  19. Wow, I love this look and to think you spent all that time unpicking those seams! Great Job! You really deserve all the congratulations! I love the color too!


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