Thursday, June 30, 2011

This week's projects and yummy pattern giveaway

Oh boy! This week has been so much fun.  My sister is in town and we've been checking out lots of cool places in Scotland.  But boy am I tired :)  I'm a bit behind on the blog posts and I have so much to share....

This week's theme over at the Sew Weekly is UFO's.  I decided to tackle one my oldest UFO's, a super cute halter top from an early 50's Simplicity pattern:

My post has just gone up over at the Sew Weekly--check it out!  I'll also post some extra pictures and more detailed information here this week as well! 
But that's not all I am working on this week.  I am also starting a super fabulous dress for my sister from a 1940 McCall pattern (how very unlike me...giggle).  And this pattern is also this week's giveaway (and you are going to LOVE it!!).


And this pattern is also featured in the Singer Style Digest from 1940 (these are really neat small booklets put out by Singer showing some of the season's patterns from all companies all sewn up).  Here's what it looks like in the 1940 digest:

I'm making my sister the short-sleeve version from an amazing teal cotton/wool blend.  This will definitely not be a one-week turnaround as you'll see the pattern size is quite small (B30) and I need to do quite a bit of regrading.  But I've made a copy for myself and have made one for my sister with all the new regrading.  I hope to post a bit on how I regraded this pattern in case the winner wants to do some regrading as well!

As with other giveaways, this pattern giveaways will be open to readers everywhere. To enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post by noon GMT Sunday (this is a bit different from most weeks), please also leave a way for me to contact you,
  • If you are technologically savvy and connected then post about the giveaway on 1. your blog, 2. twitter or 3. facebook for an additional entry for each method (so you can have a total of up to four entries...be sure to leave a comment and let me know if you've done any of these extra things).
I'll announce the winner on Sunday evening and I'll ship anywhere in the world. Just note that it sometimes takes awhile for packages to arrive for those outside the EU but I'll aim to mail out the patterns by the following Friday. If you win a pattern, you can't win again for another six months. And again, the only caveat is that you don't sell the pattern.  Keep the pattern for yourself as long as you want and when you are done, pass it on to someone else!

YAY! Love this one and can't wait to see it made up in various ways!!

29 comments:

  1. Oooh I would love to win it - just my size too! I love a good 40's dress :-D

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  2. Wow, what a stunning dress. A beautiful, long sleeve dress would be perfect for the cold winter we're having in Australia right now.

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  3. i love the gathering details on this! am off to see you at SW...

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  4. I love this pattern. I bet this would look great as a short sleeve dress. I love the gathering on the top and pockets, super cute!

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  5. This is seriously one of the most pretty patterns I have ever seen. Lovely!

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  6. what a gorgeous pattern! i think it would look lovely in a bright jewel tone wool crepe (or wool jersey... i can't tell, is it for a knit? either way, i love it!)

    love the halter in the sew weekly post! purple is definitely your color :)

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  7. What a cool unusual pattern!
    Love the purple dress - it looks amazing, and the accessories are perfect.

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  8. Oh my! This is just lovely! I would just have to go out and get a fabulous hat to go with it though if I won!! Beautiful pattern!

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  9. I love the gathers and the size-closer to my own, though I'll still have some grading to do for my rectagular shape. ;P A pretty pattern that would be great fun to try!

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  10. Oh my gosh, that pattern is AMAZING. I would totally make it up to wear on the Queen Mary! Mmmmm....

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  11. Please enter me in this contest.

    Nadine

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  12. That is a gorgeous pattern and I think it's my size! Yay!

    suzysewingblog[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  13. Fabulous pattern!! and just my size.

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  14. Debi you manage to find such fantastic patterns! Can't wait to see how you make this one up. It looks like the sort of dress you would wear in an old movie to go and see a private detective (carrying a pistol in your handbag of course). Alas not my size :( In fact quite a way from my size. Perhaps I need to learn how to regrade ...

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  15. Ummm.... LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'd love to see how you grade!

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  16. Wow, this is beautiful! Am really interested in the grading too- all of those slim patterns of yesteryear can be a real problem!! :)
    Looking forward to see the pictures! x

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  17. What a lovely pattern! I hardly ever sew from patterns anymore, but I'd love to make an exception for this one. And it's fairly close to being my size...

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  18. Love the pattern! I'd have to grade up; not been a size 12 since before children.
    sable at xtra.co.nz

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  19. Look at those pockets! Amazing! Please please enter me ;)

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  20. This dress is fabulous! I love that the pocket mimics the shoulder detail. It's not my size (haven't been a 12 since my twenties) and I don't know how to grade it up but I would still love to win it. I'll work on the grading later. Please enter me :)

    You always have beautiful patterns where do you find them?

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  21. This is the first time I enter a giveaway. I like your blog and this pattern is so lovely. Can't wait to see your finished dress. ntajdinr[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. Wow, as always, you have the most amazing patterns! The pocket on that 1940's dress is awesome - never seen anything like that before.

    Will be keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

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  23. This. is. stunning! Love the pattern, dearest, and I hope you'll post pictures of your sister's version soon!

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  24. Gorgeous pattern that is! I love that pocket detail. It is a shame that most vintage patterns are tiny, but thankfully I'm able to enlarge them to my own size (which isn't tiny ;).

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  25. Yes I would love to try this pattern.I've enjoyed your posts at the sew weekly.I'd love to try making that halter too but then I'd have to make a halter bra...the forties pattern reminds me a little of a Vogue reissue. It's so elegant for winter.I'm doing a vintage fashion show this would be perfect for!

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  26. I just posted about this giveaway in my own blog. So here's my second entry. Thank you!

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  27. That rouching detail is so gorgeous. Your sister is a lucky lady!

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  28. Ooh, I love that dress! Pick me! Navaeh(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. How lucky is your sister, Do you will pictures here when she wear the dress??
    Of course, I will be happy to enter the draw, if I'm still on time. You are doing a beautiful job sharing all these patterns.

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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