Friday, July 2, 2010

The pattern giveaway of the century...

Wow! I have 100 followers!  I never thought when I started this blog last November that I would meet such a fantastic online community!  Thank you all for sharing your creativity and passion with me and I look forward to more vintage sewing and blogging in the future....

This is so exciting that I want to celebrate by sharing my love of vintage patterns with you....I'm giving away one pattern for each decade from the 1930's to the 1970's.  All you have to do to enter is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below by Thursday the 8th of July.  I'll announce the winners on Friday the 9th and will ship your pattern to you anywhere in the world!

The patterns in the giveaway are...

From 1938 is McCall pattern #9641 for a jumper or suspender skirt in a size 14 (Bust 32).  You all know how much I love McCall and this pattern is no exception.  I adore the detail on the back of the suspender skirt:


From the 1940's is this wonderful pattern from Superior Patterns #9780 in a size 20 or 38 Bust.  I absolutely love contrast details in vintage patterns--check out the great collar and cuff contrasting opportunities:


Speaking of contrast, the 1950's pattern is Advance #6353 in size 16 or Bust 34.  I love the contrasting on this dress, especially view 1.  Also check out the trim detail and wing tip cuffs on the short-sleeved version:


Moving right along to the 1960's and Simplicity #4355 with a one-piece va-va-voom dress and boat neck coat.  This is a size 16 or Bust 36.  The epitome of the 1960's look.  I love the detail on the dress collar:


And from the 1970's is this amazing Simplicity shirt #8299 in size 12 or Bust 32.  If you've never ventured into vintage sewing before, never fear...this is a "how to sew pattern" that includes a tissue lesson-chart on how to set in sleeves.  I absolutely love the large collars, the buttoned cuffs and the slightly billowy sleeves.  View 1 even includes an ascot tie:


How to Enter the Giveaway:
  1. You must be a follower of this blog to enter the giveaway. 
  2. Just leave a comment on this post by Thursday the 8th of July and let me know which pattern you would like.  You can say  "all of them" and I will enter you into the drawing for each separate pattern.
  3. You can get another entry if you post this giveaway on your own blog.  Just leave another comment and let me know that you've mentioned the giveaway on your blog.
I'll do a random drawing for each pattern on Friday the 9th and will post the results.  Please check back then.  I'll ship anywhere in the world.

Thanks again for all your comments and support on my sewing journey!  And happy sewing everyone!!

76 comments:

  1. Me Me for the 40s pattern! Congratulations on reaching 100 followers!

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  2. What a generous selection of patterns. I adore the forties and fifties patterns the most!Congrats on your 100 followers!

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  3. Cool! I love old patterns. I especially like the first one from 1938, the McCall 9641.
    Thank you.
    www.purplepinafore.blogspot.com

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  4. Congratulations, sweetiepie! I'm glad you've taken to this and found such a supportive community.

    Please don't enter me in the drawing, though, bunny.

    Much love,
    David

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  5. Congrats on your 100 followers! The 1930s one is lurrrvely - please enter me into that draw! Oh and go on then, how can I resist the 1960s? I'll try my luck for that beauty too! x

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  6. Congratulations on having 100 followers! I'd love to win any of those patterns!

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  7. How fabulous is that '50's dress! (I wish I had the kind of head for one of those Juliette caps too)
    Congrats on the milestone! (but don't enter me in the draw either - postage to the other side of the world is waayyy too expensive!)

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  8. Congratulations on 100 followers. I bet you have at least that many who just read because you're blog is good! Is it greedy of me to want to win all of your patterns? ;-) or should we just say I'd like to enter for all to increase my chances of winning something? Yeah, that sounds better. LOL

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  9. 100 followers! That's great, but not surprising. I love your blog - and I don't even sew! Just love collecting old patterns - and these are all wonderful. What a kind gesture...

    I will take myself out of the running for this drawing, though. I'd rather have the patterns go to someone who is going to do more than just look at the pretty envelope!

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  10. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Personally I love your blog so I'm not surprised so many others do too!

    Please can I be entered for the Advance 6353. I love the 40's and my sewing skills are non-existent enough to ensure I can't resize ... yet.

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  11. Congrats! I'd like to toss my hat into this drawing. Of course, I'd like to win all of them as I am just getting into vintage sewing. But I truly adore Superior 9780 and Advance 6353
    Angela

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  12. I am absolutely and totally enchanted with the 1938 pattern. I'll post on my blog soon :) Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  13. Oooh ooh ooh! Enter me for the 1930s McCall, please!

    Congratulations on 100 followers - you can't quit now! ;)

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  14. I'd love the advance pattern #6353 =0)

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  15. OOh! What a sweet way to celebrate! I'd love the 1940's pattern - it's even in my size! Congrats on 100 followers!

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  16. Congratulations on your followers, what a lovely giveaway!! I just love the 30s and 40s patterns, they're beautiful (resisting the temptation to enter myself for all of them!)
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  17. I don't want to enter (I've too many patterns already, it would be totally selfish) but I DO want to congratulate you on your 100 followers! You deserve every one of them and I'm glad to see how your blog has grown!

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  18. OoOh! congrats on teh 100 followers! :)

    hmm.. i wish i may, i wish i might, have this pattern and hope to sew it right... ???

    Advance 6353

    :)(i'm keeping my fingers crossed!) thanks for letting everyone have a chance at such great patterns! :)

    -Zinnia

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  19. I am gonna go for the 1960's and the 1930's. Congrats on so many followers! Such a good choice in patterns but I expect nothing less from you as you have fantastic taste Debi!

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  20. Please do not enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to congratulate you on making it to over 100 followers. You've certainly earned it. I love your blog and everything you make.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  21. Great patterns! I would love to win any of them. Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your 100 followers!

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  22. I've been following you on bloglovin, but should probably get into using blogger anyway to make commenting easier.

    Superior Patterns #9780 is lovely, would go for that one.

    Congrats on 109 followers (at the time of adding)! You deserve it.

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  23. Congratulations on your followers; I just became one. Your site is awesome BTW.
    I love the cute 1960's pea coat adorable.
    Now to continue checking out the rest of your blog.

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  24. Congratulations on 100 followers! Yahoo for you! :) I really like Simplicity #4355.

    Sarah :)

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  25. Congrats on 100! I would be honored to won any of those patterns!

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  26. Congratulations on hitting 100! What a fabulous selection of patterns you've put into the giveaway, how can you bear to part with them? I would love to be entered into the draw for the 1930's pattern and I'm off to post on my blog about it!

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  27. I went looking at coat patterns on the weekend, and actually your Simplicity pattern #4355 is wonderful! Congrats on reaching the magic 100!

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  28. Congratulations. I am about to begin vintage sewing and I really like the 30s (the suspender skirt is really sassy) and 60s pattern (lovely coat)!

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  29. Congrats! I love the "McCall pattern #9641" and the "Superior Patterns #9780." You have such good taste!

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  30. I've posted this on my blog as well!

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  31. Congratulations! I'm getting close to 100 followers myself, so exciting!
    What a generous pattern giveaway, I'm not entering myself as I wouldn't resize them (lazy, I know!) but just wanted to stop by and say congrats!

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  32. oh, the 1940s pattern please...its even my size!!!

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  33. Hello,

    I LOVE the 1940s pattern and its my size so please do include me in the draw!
    Thanks!

    (I do not have a blog so alas I cannot enter) twice.

    V x

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  34. I would love the 1940s pattern!

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  35. Congrats on 100 followers! I'd love the 30s or 40s pattern :-)

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  36. What a great giveaway- I'd love the 30s or the 70s pattern!

    Anna

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  37. I love the Superior pattern - a 38 inch bust is a nice find in a 40s pattern ;-)

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  38. Ooh!! The 1938 McCalls pattern, I LOVE it!!! I might try to draft it anyway! Cheers Debi, congrats on your milestone and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  39. I love the 40s, 50s, and especially the 60s one! Great giveaway and congrats on the followers. :)

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  40. Oh, wow. I'd like to be entered in all of them, please! And thanks for running this giveaway!

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  41. Congratulations on so many followers. I'd like to enter for the McCall 9641 please. Best Wishes, Jenny xx

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  42. Ooh! The Superior Pattern in a 38 bust. It's lovely! And thank you. :)

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  43. Congratulations on obtaining 100 followers. I was delighted to recently find your blog. I'm getting back into sewing after a decade's hiatus & love making vintage styles. Please enter me in your drawing & I'm looking forward to learning more about your sewing projects.

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  44. Ooh, I love them all! I'd like to enter for all but the Superior pattern. (It's tragically too big for me!) Congratulations on your followers and thanks for the opportunity! Keep up the lovely sewing!

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  45. congrats on reaching 100 followers!
    Thank you for making such a great giveaway!
    I especially love den 1938 and the 1960-ties pattern.

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  46. Congrats on reaching 100!! Some day I will get there! I'm fairly new in sewing, but I would love to make some of these!! I would like any of them.. they're all so awesome!

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  47. Congratulations and thank you! Thanks for doing such a wonderful givaway! I would love any of them so being considered for all would be great, thanks.

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  48. all of them

    muchdeepmeaning @ gmail . com

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  49. Fun! I adore a giveaway! I like all of them save for the 70's shirt pattern, as I've just come into a giant bag full of 70's patterns, and have enough to last a sewing lifetime. Check out some of them at my blog: http://kylaconstyla.blogspot.com/
    I'm a newbie at sewing too!

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  50. wow- love your blog!! i would love a shot at the 30's, 60's and 70's--- thank you:)

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  51. I've been admiring your creations on Sew Retro for a while now but you've convinced me to become a follower. I love your Forties style - I've just decided that I need to get into the Forties in a big way. And you're living in Scotland now, which is where I come from (but don't live any more) so I love the glimpses of home I get in your pictures. Please consider me for the 1938 suspender skirt - I'm a B32 and a huge fan of suspender skirts!

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  52. Congratulations on 100 followers! Your blog is gorgeous, I'm not surprised so many people love it! The patterns you are giving away are all fantastic, but that 1930s suspender skirt is amazing!

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  53. The 60s one! And I am just trying to work out how to be your follower...

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  54. ps Worked it out! I'm following your Atom feed :)

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  55. Congratulations! I love the 50s, 60s and 70s ones! They´re really beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Congratulations indeed! I follow already with Bloglovin so hope that counts as a follower? They are all beautiful patterns, it is very kind and generous of you, I would be very pleased to win any of them!

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  57. You are a sweetie! I'm totally gone for the 1930s or the 1960s. And I'll mention this on my blog tonight or tomorrow.

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  58. Such an awesome idea ! I'm inspired by you, this is a great way to share some of those fabulous finds we'll never get around to using. :) I'd be thrilled with the 30s or 40s! (ps, I'm glad I found your blog! I'd have followed without a contest, lol.)

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  59. wow lovely patterns. especially the 40's & 50's gems. congrats on 100 followers! :-)

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  60. I love your blog. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers.

    Please enter me for the 1930's McCall's and the 1940's Superior giveaways.

    Thank you.

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  61. What a great giveaway! I've been following your creations on SewRetro and I've finally become a blog follower. I'd love to have either the 1938 and the 1950s pattern.

    Thanks!
    eewingo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. Another giveaway at Created by Chancy. An Amy Butler pattern. Check it out. B.

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  63. Have so enjoyed following you unofficially, and am now an "Official" follower! Thanks for your generosity in the give away, and in sharing your creativity!

    Jan

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  64. Congrats on 100 followers! I'm very interested in both the 1940s Superior pattern, and the 1950s Advance pattern! I collect (and gently use, via tracing paper) vintage patterns, particularly 40s and 50s era.

    -d

    Donna S. O'sin Jones

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  65. Congrats on your 100!
    While I LOVE all of them.... it's the 1950's one that I love the most... you're right the wingtips on the short sleeves are darlin'

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  66. I posted a notice about your giveaway - http://changesblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/sewing-pattern-giveaway-retro-30s-40s.html.

    Please enter me for the 1930's McCall and the 1940's Superior patterns giveaway.

    Thank you.

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  67. Congrats on the 100 followers, but it looks like you have more than that now! :)
    I would love to be entered for the lovely 1940s pattern!

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  68. Congratulations! I's love to be entered for the 1930's McCall! Thanks!

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  69. I would love to have any of them. congrats on you 100 followers

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  70. I am so excited to have found your blog. I would love all of the patterns in your pattern giveaway, and it really is the giveaway of the century! I look forward to taking your journey along with you!

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  71. Wow... they're all so beautiful! I'd love to win ANY of them! :) Thank you for the chance at your giveaway, and congrats on the Followers!

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  72. Congrats on the 100 followers (now 147 including me)! I'd love a chance at winning the shirt pattern from the 70's - totally my style! Thanks Monique xx

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  73. Hi just want to say I made a post on my Blog! P.S. its still Thursday in my part of the world :)http://kylaconstyla.blogspot.com/2010/07/pattern-giveaway.html

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  74. Hello blogger friend! What beautiful patterns--I have added you as a blog I follow. And I would love to be in the running for the 60's pattern. These are all beautiful! Best to you from Wienerdog Tricks--and congratulations on 100 followers!!

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