Monday, May 30, 2011

New Pattern PDF and Another Giveaway.

I've just finished spending the entire day taking my favorite bra pattern from the 1940's ( a jewel from my collection provided by my fantastic mother) into a pdf. The pattern was unprinted and to get a visible outline I copied it by hand, scanned it, and added notations to the perforations on the pattern. And oh, the Photo-shopping... when we move back to the sates the first thing I'm going to do (after getting a burger at Denny's, of course) is to enroll myself in a Photoshop course, because learning by winging it makes for slow going.
So here it is:


12 hours of drafting and now it's available as a pdf in my shop.
And to alleviate my computer related headache, I'm going to give away one free copy of the pattern above to one lucky follower because giveaways make me happy.

How to win (you can do one or all):
1. Comment and tell me what your favorite piece of lingerie is, either one you have, or one you want.
2. Become a follower of this blog, (and leave a comment telling me you have).
3. Like A Few Threads Loose on Facebook (and leave a comment telling me you have).

Good Luck! I'll announce the winner next Monday!

25 comments:

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  2. Hi Anna, Thank you for the chance to enter your give away, I'm allready a follower.My favourite piece of lingerie are petticoats.I have a gorgeous baby blue one which is my favourite but I accidentily ripped it so I'm going to try making another

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  3. My favorite undergarment would be a custom made bra if I had one. You know how we all have those "If I won the lottery" fantasies? Mine includes custom tailored lingerie. Yes, I feel it's worth it. However, I've never considered making my own... and suddenly have this "duh" feeling coming over me. ;-)

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  4. I am now a follower of your blog. Love the vintage patterns you have in your shop too!! (now an Etsy follower... if there is such a thing.)

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  5. I would say my favourite piece of lingerie are slips. I love the few slips I have and have my eye on a few vintage ones for when I have a bit of spending money. I love ones that have a little bit of lace around the neckline and bottom hem. They are just so feminine and comfy for relaxing in after a long day.

    I'm already a follower :)

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  6. Ok, I am now a brand new follower! Love the blog!

    ~ Maggie S. ~

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  7. I love a pretty slip! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    And I would suggest lynda.com for an online Photoshop course. They're not bad and the first few sections of the courses are often free.

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  8. How nice to find you and your etsy shop! I love the halter bra too, cute patterns. Would love to try to make this one.
    lore
    x

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  9. I agree, slips are my favorite. I've liked you on Facebook and are following this blog.

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  10. I just liked you on Facebook :-D

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  11. I also just started following under my google account KittyMeow :-D

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  12. And finally - My fave lingerie that I want - I want a proper corset! What for, I dont know - to wear under dresses. Hehe :-D

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  13. I have a few pieces of lingerie I like, but it's hard to find confortable things with a vintage appeal to them. Actually, it's very hard to find things with vintage appeal. I do have one bra, though. I bought it when I lived in Belgium. It's a black satin bra, and though it is not a bullet bra per se, it is kinda pointy. It does the trick under sweaters. It also has a pink bow in the center and pink enbroidery in each cup.

    paollawanglon@mail.com

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  14. And I follow your blog!

    paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  15. And I liked your page on facebook!

    paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  16. My favourite piece of lingere is the perfect slip... peachy or creamy, form fitting but not stretchy or tight, and just the right amount of lace to be pretty without looking like it was made to seduce a man.

    I was already a follower of the blog, but I didn't know you had a facebook page so now I'm liking that too!

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  17. I'm already a follower of you wonderful blog ;)
    Myfavourite piece of lingerie are my BRAs as I'm a BB person I really need them for support, wellbeing and to look decent!

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  18. I already follow you and enjoy your blog thoroughly! As a well endowed women, I'd love to find a bra pattern that actually fits a G cup or larger. Any suggestions?

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  19. I really like fancy, frilly totally impractical knickers! Great blog and giveaway.

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  20. I like those lacy bras without the padding. Anything in black or red are my favorites! What a great giveaway.

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  21. I love my petticoats! Followed by a beautiful cream slip I have with lace in just the right places.

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  22. That's a lovely pattern, really! My favourite piece of lingerie, one I'd love to have, is a custom-made corset. They're so beautiful and do great things to the figure...My back would probably appreciate it, too. ;)

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  23. I love slips, and half slips. ON my long and very ignored list of things to sew is a cotton half slip because the polyester one I have is too hot in the summer.

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