Thursday, 16 June 2011

Vintage Dress Giveaway - Stash Bustin


Did that title grab your attention? I hope so. I am having a giveaway. Some of you may remember that we are involved in The Longest Most Drawn Out House Move in History (that's TLMDOHMIH). A recent inside shot of the kitchen...


As you can see not quite ready for habitation (no doors, no windows...half tiled roof) but a benefit of this slow-moving (as in slow food, slow fashion) is that I can do slow sorting of what we want to take. We have started with the garage and understairs cupboard. This has coincided nicely for me as I wanted to do a giveaway. So, there are two items salvaged from the understairs stash. They are suitable for a refashion project.

First is this dress I bought at a nearly new sale in February. It looks like it was homemade. It measures 22" from underarm to underarm when lying flat. It is approximately 40" from shoulder seam to hem. It has a back zip, waist darts in front and back and bust darts. It is pale green and white. It has the little loop detail on the front that you can see in the picture. I guess it is a polyester fabric.


Second is this 1970s tunic/ top. It has a zip up the back and white piping round the neck and sleeve edges. It feels like a cotton with a slightly silky smooth finish. It is small. It measures 18" from underarm to underarm and is 31" long. As you can see it is not hemmed at the bottom or onthe sleeves. It came from the collection of a friend of my mum's who used to do dressmaking in the 1960s and 70s and then became a quilter. Some of the clothes in her stash have obviously been chopped up for patchwork. I am not sure if that is what happened to this top or if sshe simply never finished it.




It is really pretty but miles too small for me.



I would like to send them out separately to two different people.


So, if you are interested in either item, please leave a comment saying which one, with email details. It would be interesting to hear what you would do with the clothes. I am happy to post them worldwide. I will leave this open till 24th June. If you link to this on your own blog let me know and I will give you an extra "ticket" in the draw!


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