Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giveaway, Spreading the Love

Hey peeps.  I have a few patterns to pass along to anyone that loves them.  I have been blogging for a little over a year now and I feel it's time to spread the love.
I write blogs in my head and more times than not I don't get around to posting them.  Like very fabulous acquisitions from op shops, garage sales, markets and Nanas.  Or the clothes I make for my kids and other family members.  The garments I have made quickly and that don't seem very interesting.   Or that I have started to make clothes for profit (abet a bit slowly). 
I have been meaning to host a giveaway and while spring cleaning my sewing area ( and it needed it, I have 4 large boxes just of fabric scraps and remnants that I don't know what to do with; any ideas?), I thoughtfully grabbed some patterns for your pleasure.  
Bust 31 1/2, waist 23 1/2.  
Simplicity 3999,  How fabulous are these pants with their yoke style pockets, I am way too lazy to try and change the size.  
Butterick 4837 a simple A line cover up, very cute for the summer.

Bust 34
Vogue Paris Original 1694 by Pierre Cardin.  This is quintessentially 60's.  I love it but, sigh, it is not my style.
Simplicity 7014 a 1967 step into dress.
Bust 36
Madame Weigel's 1134. A most fabulous long coat from Madame Weigel's Journal of Fashion. An Australia pattern, maybe from the 50's?
Butterick 2360 perhaps from the 60's.
Just leave comment stating which set you like and if you don't mind grading you can go for as many as you like.  I'll do a little drawing of some winners next Monday the 21st, Aussie time.


  1. All of them are just lovely!! resizing used to be a big no for me, but after a few dresses and a coat it has became fun i love the simplicity 7014 those dress/coat from the 60's are a big challenge for me but I love them, any who thanks a lot and to all the gals good luck!!!

  2. Awesome patterns! I love the Butterick 4837 but I would like the have them all.
    For the fabric scraps, maybe you would make patchwork bags or small toys? or a Quilt ( or give them away?:-).
    You didn't mention if you are posting international.
    njerijacquline (at) yahoo (dot)com

  3. Wow! I am in love with them all! You are so generous to offer these wonderful goodies ... Please do not throw away small pieces of fabric, they are so interesting to combine or create new projects, my last dress in my blog is composed of those little pieces of fabric and lace.

  4. Such a generous collection! I really like the 36 bust set and I think I can size them up without too much trouble... I'm also totally fascinated by vintage patterns not from the big 3, so the coat pattern has a lot of appeal.

    Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway :)

  5. Everyone is a winner. The odds were great and I hate for anyone to miss out. Please email me your address if you have not already.