Our winner for the Vintage Sewing Booklet Giveaway is comment #20, Samantha Wilkinson. (Samantha, please contact me by email. I was not able to access your contact information through your Facebook page.)

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Happy Day Everyone!

Giveaway Day

In this wonderful season of giving, I thought I’d participate in SewMamaSew’s Giveaway Day 2012. This is my first giveaway EVER, so of course, I’m super excited!

When my interest in sewing began to really take off some years ago, I fell in love with vintage sewing patterns, especially those from the 40s and 50s. I purchased A LOT of vintage patterns. When I finally realized I’d never be able to sew all of them, I sold or gave away most of them because they were taking over my sewing space. However, I did keep my favorite vintage sewing books. Somehow I ended up with a double set of Simplified Systems of Sewing & Styling by Doris Anderson, so I’ve decided to give it away to one awesome reader.


  • This is the complete set of booklets (10 in all).
  • The books are in great condition.  (There are light markings in a few of the  books from the previous owner.)
  • The Copyright is 1948.

Book 1 – Selection of Patterns and Fabrics

Book 2 – Pattern Alteration

Book 3 – Cutting

Book 4 – Assembly of Garment

Book 5 – Buttonholes * Pockets* Neck Finishes

Book 6 – Fittings

Book 7 – Sleeve Finishes

Book 8 – Finishing Coats & Suits * Linings

Book 9 –  Professional Finishing Details

Book 10- Accessories, Their Importance and How to Plan Them

Entering is simple, just leave me a comment that answers one of the following:

1. What is your favorite Christmas memory?

2. How do you keep your stress level low during the holidays?

3. When it comes to gift giving, what’s your preference: store bought or handmade?

This giveaway will be open until Friday, December 7th at 5pm (PST). The winner will be selected through a random number generator and notified by email. Please make sure that your address in your profile is up to date, or leave one in the comment if you’d prefer. And, that’s it! I’ll announce the winner on this same post on Monday, December 10th.

This giveaway is open to everyone (You too, my international friends :))!

Only one entry will count.  Extra entries will be deleted before selecting a winner.

For tons of great holiday giveaways or to giveaway something yourself, visit SewMamaSew.

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Keep doin’ what you love!