Flash Valentine 1940s Undies Pattern Give-away

I have an unused reproduction pattern for a 36 inch bust, 40 inch hips (produced by The Vintage Pattern Shop) of this 1940s bra, slip and knickers to give away. The draw is open from now, Thursday evening,  until midnight Feb. 14th UK time.

If you are interested just leave one comment below and on Saturday afternoon (UK time) I’ll do a random draw and announce the winner and pop it in the post next week.
Weldons Pretty Undies no.50

I’ve been collecting vintage lingerie patterns and magazines with their original free patterns for a couple of years now and have a nice little collection growing. Also I finally started making a photo record as I have bought duplicates a couple of times now!

Here’s a little show-off of what I’ve got so far ( I’m particularly pleased with my Weldons magazines; it was the one with the pink cover and eau de nil lingerie that opened my eyes to these as collectables) :

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That’s all until the draw :)

76 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. barbara
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:07:34

    dear vera, happy valentine
    look all ways for your newsletter out (thank u) love barbara from the Netherlands

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  2. nik
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:41:06

    Oooh I have been looking for just this style pattern. My problem would be wanting to do it in every single fabric possible!

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  3. Nikie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:35:48

    Wow, love your collection, vintage undies are so lovely. Thanks for the chance to win

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  4. Kat H
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:32:56

    Oh, what a gorgeous pattern! Love it! Thanks for the chance to be in to win. :-) I’ve got vintage patterns for slips, but nothing like this in my collection!

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  5. gillsuth7s
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:13:49

    I love these classic styles – all the glamour without the tackiness.

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  6. Claire
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:11:51

    I’ve been fancying making underwear for a while now. If your freebie arrived in my post I’d be spured on to start. Wish me luck…. Love your blog by the way!

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  7. Jessica Whitty
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:49:36

    Beautiful! Would love to try these.

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  8. v rico
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 05:16:38

    Love your blog.

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  9. Tiffany Saint
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 04:37:23

    Ooh! What a sweet giveaway! Vintage lingerie is my favorite of all things! <3

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  10. Jacqueline
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 04:28:25

    This is such a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to ‘share the love’… and as so many others have commented, the pattern is perfect size! (And isn’t eau de nil a wonderfully evocative and nostalgic colour name: my mother bought me cotton fabric for my first high school sewing class many years ago and the matching thread was Coats eau de nil: my 11 year old self was thrilled by the ‘exotic’ reference and the this shiny thread…)

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  11. Lorie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 03:51:24

    Love the vintage look, this pattern is perfect!

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  12. Khristie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 03:49:08

    Yes Please, how gorgeous.

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  13. Cheryl R.
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:55:18

    What a beautiful collection of vintage lovelies! And I would love to win the featured pattern – it reminds me of a beige silky nightie I have from my dear grandmother. My own vintage collection is of paperdolls from that era.

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  14. Merle
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:52:46

    I love the vintage Lingerie as well. I have a couple of patterns (from 70 onwards) but none in the magazine form. They just don’t design clothes like the used to!!!

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  15. Denise Stahl
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:46:01

    Jumping up and down, waving my hands, love the pattern!

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  16. koreakiwi
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:40:28

    Gorgeous pattern!

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  17. denise salazar
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:35:09

    Please…I love them…my size perfectly.

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  18. Jen
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 02:22:01

    Collectibles or no, those are darling! Welcome back, it’s good to see you. :)

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  19. Evie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 01:45:18

    I have a few colors of silk waiting to be made into 30s/40s lingerie! That’s such a perfect slip!!

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  20. Catherine Alizzi
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 00:23:21

    I have the fabric already waiting for a pattern. I would dearly love to make, own and wear a pair of vintage knickers.

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  21. Kim
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:28:40

    I love your pattern collection. I don’t have any vintage lingerie patterns and this one is just gorgeous. I have the perfect silk that’s just crying out to be made into beautiful bias cut undies. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  22. natalie
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:20:38

    That pattern is simply divine!

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  23. birte nielsen
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:19:08

    a beautyfull pattern :)
    i would be delighted and thankfull for a pattern like this :)
    happy valentine to you and yours :)

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  24. Danielle
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:12:42

    I love the envelope design and I’d love to try making a 1940 bra!

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  25. Repeated Originals
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:11:24

    It is lovely in the blue!

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  26. Robyne
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:09:11

    I love them, I would love to win the pattern, can’t find patterns like this in Australia. I would love to make them in roses satin maybe a nice cream with red roses printed on the material

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  27. Claire w
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 23:03:58

    Ooh yes please!!!!

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  28. Marilla walker
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 22:47:57

    Me, me, me please! I will definitely make them and share my results, I prooomissse! X
    Look I even drafted a similar bra of my own here: http://www.kollabora.com/projects/my-perfectly-fitting-bra

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  29. Anita
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 22:43:56

    You are AWESOME and so is this pattern give away! <3

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  30. laura carr
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 22:02:04

    Lingerie is much easier to make than people think. 40’s underwear is very flattering and romantic – especially when cut on the bias. Would look lovely in eau de nil or peach. Gorgeous. I love this site

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  31. Juliana
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 22:01:38

    I love vintage!! Sign me up, I’m in!!

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  32. Francesca
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:54:37

    Oooo! Please sign me up!
    What a collection – I have a few vintage underwear patterns but nothing like yours:)

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  33. Marieke
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:54:29

    I know your own draft of french knickers but I’d love to try such another pattern

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  34. lares linen
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:32:51

    Oh my! This would be so cool!

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  35. jaime honaker
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:27:40

    Love this site and all your creations! You make them super easy to do! :)

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  36. Beverly
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:21:51

    This is very exciting – I would love to sew these for myself and a few special people I know! Thank you for the opportunity <3

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  37. Jennifer Gregory Miller
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:17:02

    Such lovely patterns! I’d love to win, it’s just my size. Silk would be dreamy.

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  38. Rachel
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:15:29

    So gorgeous! I love it and would love to be the lucky winner. :) that’s awesome that you’re giving it away.

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  39. Allynda (Ally) Casterton
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:14:29

    I would love to add that to my collection. Never made undies before. Sign me up please.

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  40. Bonny
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:10:32

    Squeeee! Oh I love it! And in my size too! I would love to see up some fancy pants. Sign me up.

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  41. purplepincushion
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:10:05

    What a great pattern and pattern collection!

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  42. sewsable
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:03:37

    I’ve got some turquoise silk that would look stunning in that!

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  43. Teresa Depa Wilson
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 21:00:55

    Oh, I’ll sew up some posh pants! Sign me up please ;-)

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  44. Amanda
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:57:48

    I would love to have a go at making some undies so please can I be in your draw! Thank you!

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  45. Viviana
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:56:33

    oh my goodness, what a lovely collection you have!
    and the giveaway pattern is perfect (I wanted undies like that) and my size too.

    Thank you for this opportunity to dream!

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  46. Red Point Tailor
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:56:17

    It would be different experience sewing undies.

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  47. Nellie
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:55:04

    oh my… these are so cute! I’d love to do these in cream crepe for a lovely night/lounge set… or perhaps silk with chantilly lace! just my size! yes please!

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  48. crystal griepentrog
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:54:42

    so elegant in soft silk damask

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  49. Stephanie
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:48:47

    This is so cute and just my size!

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  50. Daisy Cresswell
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 20:48:11

    Red silk polka dot undies? Yes please!

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