Monday, December 31, 2012

My New Year's Present to You...a free pattern!

Hello lovely readers. My Google blog reader is full of great "best of" and "top 2012" posts from all of my favorite bloggers. Those are much fun but I thought that I would do something different instead. I have a present for you.

A free pattern just for A Few Threads Loose readers!

This great little pattern originally came from a 1949 sewing pattern catalog. And now it's digital, and it's yours for the sewing!
Click Here to be taken to the free download. It's an easy two page pattern with a simple diagram and sewing instructions.

The original description is great. It reads:
"Love to look neat as a pin? Like to comb your hair after you put on your dress? The make this smock-modern aid to good grooming! You run it up ever so quickly from this pattern and instructions, in that wonderful new plastic fabric. Use it when you comb your hair, when you put on make-up, or to protect you while you shampoo or give yourself a home - permanent. And not to make a pun, it's a wonderful shower present, you know!"

I just love that friendly, woman to woman tone that articles from the 1940's use. It's so informal, so...blogger-like!

And what should you use for fabric, you might ask? We've come a long way from the first plastic fabrics. Check out this great Amy Butler laminate cotton from!

Or this lovely cotton laminate from Anna Maria Horner:

Or this eye-catching cotton laminate by Heather Bailey... my personal favorite.

I hope you all have a lovely New Years Eve. There are no parties for me, just my sweetie, a bottle of Champagne, and some Champagne Belgian truffles and that's just the way I like it!

P.S. Speaking of bubbly, I'm celebrating the New Year over at Mrs. Depew Vintage with a coupon code for 10% off. Just use "Champagne" in the 'apply coupon code' part at checkout. It expires Jan. 2nd!


  1. What a wonderful gift, love the pattern. Happy New Year :)

  2. This is marvelous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, and Happiest of New Years to you!

  3. Love this. I should probably make one to wear every day.
    Happy New Year!!!

  4. Super cute pattern. Thanks Anna, happy new year!

  5. That's a fabulous pattern, thanks so much for sharing. Happy New Year to you!

  6. I'm just doing my laundry this morning and swearing that's the last time I wear my nice clothes to fight zombies. They make a mess!
    This smock is functional and very cute. Thank you, you're the best!
    Happy New Year, Anna!

  7. Love it and thank you! Best wishes in the New Year!

  8. Neat pattern! Thank you and Happy New Year!!

  9. how awesome! thanks for sharing
    happy new year!!

  10. Haha...I''ve always been at a loss when dressing for zombies. Now, I am all set to go! Cheers!

  11. Haha...I''ve always been at a loss when dressing for zombies. Now, I am all set to go! Cheers!

  12. Thank you so much for this fun pattern. I can't wait to make one!

  13. How lovely, thank you! Happy New Year!
    xo, Anita

  14. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

  15. Lovely very many thanks,