Ok, I'm actually not going to Miami Beach. I'm not even going to have a staycation. Actually, I'll be working! I'm going to take a short break from blogging so I can spend more time putting items (especially vintage sewing patterns) in the shops for you. I'll be back in a week or so.
In the meantime, you can enter my Spring Break giveaway for the following vintage sewing pattern:
This simple Jiffy pattern from 1980 makes a cute dress, or top and skirt separates, with a bateau neckline and a loop and button front closure. As it advertises on the envelope: no facings! no zippers! The waistline is elasticized for a comfortable fit, and you can make this in a knit or a woven fabric.
The pattern is "one size fits most," meaning that it will fit bust sizes 32 1/2" (83 cm) - 42" (107 cm), waists 25" (64 cm) - 34" (87 cm), and hips 34 1/2" (88 cm) - 44" (112 cm). The tissue has been cut to a size large, so all three sizes of small, medium, and large are available. It has only five pieces, so if you are a beginning sewist construction shouldn't be too tough. So enter the giveaway!
UPDATE: The giveaway now includes the following uncut and factory folded 1980s patterns in contemporary sizes 12-16 and 14-18 as well:
To enter, leave a comment on this post. If you wish, tell me what you would do if you had an official Spring Break, or what you plan to do if you are actually going to have Spring Break! One entry per person, everyone. (If you are not entering the contest please do not leave a comment; email me instead). International entries are welcome! Be certain to leave me some method of contacting you online; preferably by entering your email contact information when you leave the comment.
This giveaway ends on March 30th at 12 p.m. PST and the winner will be announced on March 31st. As usual, the winner will be drawn by random number generator. Good luck everyone, and see you again soon!
Postcard image used under a Creative Commons license from a Flickr user with great vintage postcards and a creepy user name: