Monday, December 12, 2011
I'm giving away this lovely pattern:
The copyright on it is 1950, and it's a size 14 (32 Bust, 35 Hip). The description on the back says "Straight-front skirt has back fullness. Slight gathers from diagonal front darts, and from panel back. Skirt joins bodice at waist-line. Gathered inset yoke in front. Deep V-neck-line. Kimono cap sleeves."
How beautiful is this dress?
So, I'll be picking my wedding dress up from the cleaners this week, and I have no idea what to do with it. I'm not the kind of girl who wants to hang on to a perfectly gorgeous dress that I'll never wear again just for sentiment's sake. Unless it's a book, I'm just not a knick-knack or keepsake kind of person, and someone else could wear and love my gown. So my giveaway will simultaneously benefit me (with all of your wonderful ideas) and one of you!
Here are the rules for the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment about what you did with your wedding dress after the wedding, or what you think I should do with mine.
2. You have to have a way I can contact you (email, or a link to a blog profile with your email in it).
3. If you win, you cannot sell the pattern. If you decide at some point that you no longer want it, you have to pass on the love to someone else in a giveaway or gift.
4. The giveaway is open until December 16, at 5:00 PM ET and will be announced on December 18.
Edit: updated December 18
The winner of my pattern giveaway was determined by a random number generator. Number 23, JP, wrote, "My dress is hanging in the front closet :) It didn't cost very much and isn't huge, so it's just hanging there, not taking up very much room. But you could recycle it into special dresses for kids or satin pillows or sheets!"
Congratulations, JP! I'll email you you as well.
Thank you all for your thoughtful comments! I hope you all won something from Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew.