Friday, May 17, 2013

The Great Gatsby Giveaway

I was going through my bookshelf when I saw this book I bought last year when I was sewing my charleston dress. At the moment I'm interested in a book with more depth, although this was better than I thought (I have only looked at the pictures before...)
It's not a sewing book, but it's a quick book on the fashions of 1920s and 1930s. I think it pretty much did what it was supposed to do. It's not an extensive history of fashion and it doesn't go into details. What it does, it gives you a good idea of the fashion trends and what to look for when you want to recreate it. Whether you're buying vintage clothes or making your own to achieve the look. I think it's a great resource for someone who wants to have an period accurate costume or is starting to get into vintage fashion of these decades. It also gives a list of further information, if you're so inclined.

But, as I just ordered a more thorough fashion sourcebook and since there's the Great Gatsby Sewing Challenge and all, I thought I would offer this book as a giveaway. It is a pretty little thing, and I think it gives a good idea of the main trends in fashion especially reproducing the look in mind. It talkes about fabrics and cuts and stuff.

So, if you are interested in getting this book for yourself, leave a comment by the end of Friday 24th May (Central European time). There are no geographical restrictions, but I will send the book by cheapest method, so it might take awhile. I hope the book finds a loving home.


  1. I've always loved the look of clothes from the 20s, so I'm pleased that Gatsby has renewed interest in the period. My fave dress from the 80s was a black and white dropped waist dress that I still regret getting rid of...

  2. I LOVE the fashions from the Roaring 20;s, going into the Depression 30's., I'm fascinated with the way the fashions mirrored the mind set of the decade. I'd love this book (and give it a good home!)

  3. Ooooooh, just saw your giveaway now, so happy I did! I love fashions from the 20s and 30s and am also participating in the Great Gatsby sewalong. I love how fashion became more relaxed and corsets and fainting from wearing them, were no longer all the rage and I've been having trouble finding good sources for Art Deco and Art Nouveay fashions. Fingers crossed!! And thanks for hosting this giveaway. :)

  4. One of my coworkers is obessed with 20s style- she would love this