28 February 2010

Giveaway!

Since not all my patterns have been selling as well lately, I'm hosting a giveaway!The winner may pick one of the patterns featured in this post or anything currently in my Etsy store (I will be uploading them before the winner is picked on Sunday). After the giveaway, the other patterns will be available for purchase in my Etsy store. Read below for more details!

The catch? You have to leave a comment here, telling me about your favorite sewing pattern (links to images or posts are welcome, of course!). You don't have to own it, or even have made it, you just have to love it.
*The purple overdress pattern is a B36.
*Butterick 4804 is actually a size B35.
EDIT! All entries must be in by the end of this Friday.

23 comments:

  1. I'm currently in love with McCalls 4951, from 1959 (See it here: http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.98953972.jpg). It's quite possible I was totally sold on it because of the teal dresses on the jacket... right now I'm making up the full skirt varation in yellow plaid, and I have some turquoise fabric waiting to become the pencil skirt option soon, too.

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  2. Ooh, J.A.'s pick is so pretty! My current love is McCall 6596 from 1946, I spotted it on ebay and fell in love. It's on its way to me now! I'm planning to make the long-sleeve version -- although I'm afraid those sleeves won't be very practical!

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  3. The pattern that got away for me is Simplicity 2926 (http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/jean95/2926_ex.jpg) - check out that scalloping!

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  4. I'm in love with McCall 3753: http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/McCall_3753
    GOR-GEOUS!!

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  5. These 1940s dresses that I had to sell, but think about from them to time...
    http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/ee105/mmm-food/?action=view&current=DSCN0991.jpg

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  6. This is my current favorite jacket pattern: http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Vogue_6999

    I bought it last week from a destash, and can't wait to get it in the mail today or tomorrow! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway and inspiration.

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  7. monet - I went to look and....ahaha!! that's my jacket! I sent it monday so you ought to have it any day - can't wait to see it sewn up!

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  8. I love Simplicity 2870! (You can see it here: http://www.momspatterns.com/inc/sdetail/39136)

    To me, it looks just like an outfit Judy Garland wore in Easter Parade--in the scene where she walks and sings with Peter Lawford in the rain. And the pattern's illustrator must have been thinking the same thing. Check out that resemblance!

    :)

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  9. I'm currently in love with Butterick 5211. It isn't vintage but the style is flattering on me and I can do it up several times and it doesn't look like the same dress every time. I also love that it doesn't have zippers because sewing zippers scares me... :)

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  10. I love, love, LOVE the Rooibos dress by Colette Patterns: http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/rooibos
    I haven't yet made it, but I will - and soon! :)

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  11. Some day I will find this pattern (http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Hollywood_1059) and make it up for a special occasion. The bodice has gorgeous lines that you can't find anymore!

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  12. I finally found a copy of Simplicity 4255. I love that it reminds me of somthing my Mom would wear in the 50s. I am waiting for the pattern to arrive so I can get started sewing the blouse.
    http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Simplicity_4255

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  13. My favorite pattern of the moment is Simplicity 2425, a pair of shorts. I found it stuffed into a envelope for a dress pattern that I bought at a flea market. The dress pattern was 40s, so I assume the shorts are the same era. They might have been maternity shorts because the entire front is gathered. I never gather them though, I either dart or pleat the fronts. It is mos def one of the easiest patterns in my collection despite having no instructions or pattern envelope illustration to go on. I would love to have a complete version of the pattern or at least an image of the envelope. I search the web frequently, but I haven't found it yet! Here are two finished versions: http://sewingishard.blogspot.com/2010/02/maple-play-suit.html
    http://sewingishard.blogspot.com/2009/08/bubbles.html

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  14. I'm still bummed that I didn't win this blouse pattern, it looks perfect: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350317317046&ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT#ht_500wt_956

    I also love this dress pattern: https://vpll.3dcartstores.com/1930-Seven-In-One-Ensemble_p_37.html#

    ~Harmony

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  15. Ooooh, I especially like that first pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I've always admired the "walk-away dress" from Butterick. I know they have the re-make of it, so it shouldn't be too hard for me to actually get it and make it, but any time I've been in the US at a fabric store to buy it, they're out of my size! & I have to admit that I'm not a big dress wearer anyhow... but I still love that pattern!
    Here's a link to the original: http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Butterick_6015

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  16. Great giveaway! I love anything with a full skirt and an interesting neckline... http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Simplicity_3815 is a good example (plus the buttons are great :)

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  17. my favorite pattern (i just know it will be even though i haven't sewed it yet) is the sencha blouse from colette patterns!

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  18. My absolute favorite is my S3945 from 1952, a wrap dress with kimono sleeves and flared skirt, it is so great when you have "fat days" or after having a baby, being it has ties. Reminds me of Ethel's dresses on I Love Lucy.
    www.adventuresbabysewing.blogspot.com
    myrayeretsky@sbcglobal.net

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  19. My favourite is actually a re-issue of a vintage pattern. It is Vogue 1137. It features a sheath dress with a matching, reversible overcoat. I picture the dress made up in red crepe and the coat in the same red but with a leopard print lining. Black patent accessories would finish the look.
    Angela

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  20. I'm not a big fan of Vogue patterns, but my current favorite is Vintage Vogue V1044. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. http://www.folkwear.com/118.html

    this pattern is what i want to work up to, the colors and possibilities are endless. I have seen endless phoots of this coat and dream of making one for myself.

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  22. I've never actually made this pattern, but I've admired it from afar (even after it sold on Etsy almost 2 months ago!). The pattern is from the 1950s, and is Simplicity 4091: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24581437

    I love the pintucks on the one bodice, and how the plaid on the other bodice totally gives the dress a different feel.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I've been in need of a new vintage pattern to jumpstart my dive into retro sewing!

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  23. Right now, it might be Simplicity 2465 from the 40's. I love the little peplum jacket and the great halter sundress.
    Thank you for this giveaway!
    You can see this at http://www.vintagefashionlibrary.com/inc/sdetail/1163

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