This is my very last blogiversary giveaway this year. I did have another big one in the planning but sadly it didn’t come to fruition but never mind, it’s been incredibly fun to do and I’ve loved reading all of your comments and even making some new acquaintances along the way! Thank you to everyone who’s taken part so far and I do hope you like today’s giveaway.
We all know that I am obsessed with the 1930s and one of my most favourite 1930s garments I’ve made for myself is this sportswear skirt in washable (yes, I just throw it in the machine!) white linen. It is just so comfortable, it’s the perfect length because it has a slightly more casual look than some of my other 1930s pieces and it goes with everything, and I mean everything!
I made the entire skirt from scratch, drafting a basic skirt block to my size and then adjusting it into a gentle fluted skirt. This was done by splitting the pattern into seven panels, three at the front and four at the back. I then inserted two kick pleats at the front seams to finish it off. It’s actually really easy to make up because all you do is sew all of the panels together to create the shape, I think I made it in about a day.
You can see in the photo above how the extra panel at the back gives it that nice gentle fluted shape which the single front centre panel just doesn’t have. I have inserted a zip into the back seam here but it can easily be moved to the side seam for a more authentic look. The waist is a simple straight band all the way around and closes with a button and buttonhole, although, again this could be changed to press studs or hook and eye if you wish.
So, as the title says, for my last giveaway I am offering an exclusive, available absolutely nowhere else, sewing pattern of this very versatile skirt to one lucky winner and it was be drafted using their exact measurements, so it will be entirely unique to them.
The pattern will be graded from my original pattern which is roughly an average size 12, so will be available in the following sizes:
|SIZE||UK 8||UK 10||UK 12||UK 14||UK 16||UK 18|
The above table is a guideline to the sizes I can grade it down or up to, but obviously, if you don’t fit exactly into one of these brackets that’s okay because I will ask you for several measurements to make it completely bespoke to your size.
The pattern will be hand drawn (please don’t expect any sort of professionally computer printed pattern!) but it will be clear and will show all relevant markings. I will also include simple, concise written instructions on how to sew it together.
For those of you who don’t sew, don’t despair you can always ask a friend or professional seamstress to make the skirt for you in your chosen fabric, so not all is lost.
So, what do have to do? Simple, all you need to do is leave a comment below and let me know what colour or fabric you (or someone for you) would make it up in. Please make sure you include your email address in the email field when leaving your comment so you can be contacted if you are the winner.