And the Winner Is…

July 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Detail from McCall Style News, January 1939. Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

The results of my random number generator are in! The lucky number is 20, and the winner of my blogiversary giveaway of a choice of 5 PatternVault e-booklets is:

sewsable (the 20th person to comment—Rachelle of Warming crafts)

Congratulations, Rachelle! I’ll send you an e-mail with the details on claiming your e-booklets.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway. Thanks especially for all of your kind regards, suggestions, and feedback! The most-mentioned favourite post types/topics were the designer histories and vintage hats and accessories. You can expect more pattern history and millinery in the coming months.

As a thank you to all of you, I’m having a flash sale in my Etsy shop through this Sunday, July 20th—25% off with coupon code YEARTHETHIRD.

Detail from Vogue Patterns leaflet, December 1931. Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

Third Blogiversary + Giveaway

July 11, 2014 § 36 Comments

1930s Vogue Patterns booklet, December 15, 1931

Vogue Patterns booklet, December 15, 1931. Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

Today marks three years since my first post on this blog. To celebrate my blogiversary I’m throwing a giveaway: one lucky reader will win 5 instant downloads from the PatternVault Etsy shop.

1930s T. Eaton Co. Paris and Style Patterns booklet showing Augustabernard pattern 2311

Paris and Style Patterns booklet, June 1934. Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

To enter, leave a comment mentioning what you’d like to see more of on the blog. The giveaway closes Monday, July 14th at midnight EDT. The winner will be chosen at random and announced this Tuesday, July 15th.

Third Anniversary Sale!

May 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

Tara Shannon models Vogue 2307 by Givenchy (1979)

Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

To celebrate the three-year anniversary of my Etsy shop, I’m having a week-long sale: 25% off everything in the store—including new items and PDF e-booklets.

To receive the discount, use the coupon code YEARTHETHIRD. The sale runs from today, May 28th, until midnight EDT on Tuesday, June 3rd.

Happy shopping!

And the Winner Is…

July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Premet

Detail of an illustration from a Paris Patterns promotional booklet, 1929.

The results of my random number generator are in! The lucky number is 41, and the winner of my blogiversary giveaway of a choice of 4 PatternVault e-booklets is:

Chris (the 41st person to comment)

Congratulations, Chris! I’ll send you an e-mail with the details on claiming your e-booklets.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway. Thanks especially for your kind regards and suggestions! As a thank you to all of you, I’m having a sale in my Etsy shop through this Friday, July 19th—20% off with coupon code YEARTHESECOND.

P.S. The source for my blogiversary illustrations, the 1929 Paris Patterns booklet, is now available as an instant download.

Second Blogiversary + Giveaway

July 11, 2013 § 68 Comments

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Detail of an illustration from a Paris Patterns promotional booklet, 1929.

Today marks two years since my first post on this blog. The past year was a busy one: a pattern from my collection was transformed into a new Vintage Vogue, and I participated in not one but two Toronto meetups. Much of the year was spent cameraless, so I have a growing queue of projects to photograph, including a 1920s bathing suit.

To celebrate my blogiversary I’m throwing a giveaway: one lucky reader will win their choice of 4 instant downloads from PatternVault’s Etsy shop. I’m in the process of adding more e-booklets reproducing rare, vintage sewing ephemera from companies like Vogue and the Paris Pattern Company.

To enter, just leave a comment below. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 14th at midnight EDT. The winner will be chosen at random and announced this Monday, July 15th.

Second Anniversary Sale!

May 28, 2013 § 3 Comments

Detail of 1950s Vogue Couturier pattern, Vogue 199

Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of my Etsy shop, I’m having a week-long sale: 20% off everything in the store.

To receive the discount, use the coupon code YEARTHESECOND. The sale runs from today, May 28th, until midnight EDT on Monday, June 3rd.

Happy shopping!

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

November 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Vogue S-4641 1940s cocktail dress pattern with hats!

Vogue S-4641 (c. 1945) Image via PatternVault on Etsy.

I’m having a sale in the PatternVault Etsy shop from Black Friday to Cyber Monday (November 23rd to 26th): 20% off with coupon code BFBLITZ. I’ll also be participating in the Pattern Patter team’s Black Friday Blitz, so look for new listings through tomorrow.

Starting next week, I’ll be back with a double feature of Halloween photos. (Hint: Winter is coming…)

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