Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sew Grateful Pattern Giveaway


OK, I am a little late with this, but better late than never right? As many of you will know, the lovely Debi has organised another Sew Grateful week, where we remember to be grateful for the free stuff, cheap stuff and fantastic support we get from our friends, real life and online! It has a schedule and everything, but due to work stuff and uni I am a little behind. Oh well.

At the recent Crafter’s Ceilidh meet up, we were meant to bring patterns to swap. I, like the chump I am, managed to leave them at work, and so couldn’t swap them. Doh. However, I got some lovely bits at the swap, and met some great fellow sewers, for which I am very grateful (I feel a lot more inspired since the meetup!), so, now that I have retrieved them from the carrier bag in my office,  I am now giving my patterns away to anyone who wants them (subject to random numbering of course on the off chance that more than one person does!). You do not have to have been in Edinburgh, and I am happy to send them anywhere in the world. To enter, just say hello in the comments and say which one you would like. Since I have started somewhat late, the give-away is open until 11.59 GMT on Tuesday 14th Feb. 

First up we have a pattern from the 60s(?) Style 1157 in a Bust 34”.
Is it a dress? Is it a coat? You could easily make it either, but it claims to be a hybrid –a “coat style overall”. Overalls sound exciting, like this would be worn by glamorous lady mechanics, in denim, or in stiff blue or white for nurses. On the other hand, if you made it in drapey material, it would be a pretty shirt dress. I like the big feature pockets. Or in gabardine a nice coat. So many options.

It is a bit battered and the envelope has some antique sellotape holding it together, but it seems to all be there except the cuffs for the sleeves, which are just rectangles so easily made.


Next, we have 60s Simplicity 8228 in a Bust 42”. A nice simple dress with more flattering darting than you often get in a shortish dress of the time. I keep wanting to do something with the one on the right, with the nice open mock skirt collar, very cute. Again, a bit battered but it has all the pieces.



















This is a nice basic skirt pattern with various options of cuff, collar and darts, Woman’s Own 5257 in Bust 34”. The version with the wing cuffs appeals to me.


























Now for a classic “why did you do that with the pattern cover” pattern, Burda 2 9050 in a 38 and 40” bust. For some reason they have played the cover very much towards an “I’m going to a party with some guys wearing lederhosen” angle. When I showed my flatmate this she winced. 

I quite like it however, it’s really just a pattern for a nice fitted dress with double waist darts,  and a really cute jacket/top with buttons and a mini peplum. I actually quite fancy that jacket in a nice bright green, worn over a fitted shift dress. Hmm maybe I will trace it before I give it away. Plus of course you also get a pattern for a gathered  skirt and a simple apron.  

Its been cut out in the 40, so the 38 lines are still visible so you can use either size. There’s also some extra bits where the previous owner has been playing around with button placements-I always love it when you can see how the pattern has been made up before!
 
Now for some kids patterns, Simplicity 6618 has two teen sizes, 33.5” and 35” bust. From the look of the pieces they were traced not cut out so both sizes are still useable. People on the Sew Weekly community may recognise this pattern - I showed it as one of the unpromising pattern cover conversations! It does seem unlikely that anyone would want some of the colour and furry combinations shown on the envelope, though furry sleeves now seem to have become fashionable again, so who knows! The basic pattern is however a fitted jacket and wide legged trousers, which could be made very plausibly in any number of less extreme fabric combination!  





And finally a children’s’ smock top pattern with a square yoke, Maudella 5829 , in a 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years, with all sizes still looking useable. Again, envelope is torn, but the pieces are all there, including some handmade additional sleeve pieces from the previous user. 

















42 comments:

  1. oh the Burda 2 9050 looks lovely! but are you sure it's a 40" bust? i think that's the german sizing. it says 12 - 14 under the 38 - 40 on the left side of the envelope. if that is the case, i also like Simplicity 8228, as it will fit my, um, overly-endowed bust, lol! thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I think it is a 40", that would match the UK size 14 I think (there isn't any more useful info-burda patterns don't have an envelope back). That's the size I would wear in RTW and I have 41" bust (though for sewing I tend to do 38" and FBA it up a bit.)

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  3. Ooh - please may I put my hand up for Simplicity 6618, complete with furry sleeves? Thank you!

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  4. I love the Woman's Own blouses! Pick me!

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  5. I love these patterns, particular simplicity 8228 as that requires no grading. The burda pattern is great but i think i already have one similar. Thanks for doing this give away .

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  6. I'd love the Style dress/coat/overall please! Love the shirt dress style and have a high street one I'm wanting to copy/recreate. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. Eeek! I like all of the first four patterns! I can't pick! Probably number 2, the simplicity one, if I really had to! Love them all though. Eek, exciting.

    :D

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  8. I'm going to put my name in the hat for the Style pattern as well. I'm, well, sort of obsessed with Style and Style Print patterns at the moment :) Fabby giveaway!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! The pattern that seems the most appealing to me is the 3rd one, Woman’s Own 5257. It would be fun to sew and I'm a 34" bust!

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  10. I love them all, but I think I'd have to choose simplicity 8228, or maybe the kids' vest and pants for my daughter (the pants look great!).

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. I'd want the Burda pattern, even with the awful cover.

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  12. oh my word, the blouse... It is so hard to find interesting blouses to sew and that one is fierce!!

    Amy
    amym710[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. Cover art aside, I would totally take the Burda "off to the beer garden" one, because some part of me longs for Octoberfest....

    Really lovely giveaway, thank you!
    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  14. Oh my... so many choices! I'll go with Simplicity 8228.

    Thank you!
    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com
    retrorabbithole.blogspot.com

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  15. oh, nice! i really like the looks of that style pattern - shirt dresses are the best!

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  16. I love the Woman's Own shirt pattern.

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  17. Hi, thanks for giveaway! All patterns are lovely, but the first one (coat style dress) is my favorite - and is in my size, yay! Fingers crossed :)

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win the Style 1157 pattern very much!

    ~Ashley
    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  19. the style coat can be such lovely raincoat

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  20. I love the Style 1157. I would do a shirt dress & a trench. Love it! Thanks!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  21. Hi! :) I would pick the Woman's Own blouse pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  22. I really like that overall dress. Though that shirt pattern is stellar! I love the cuffs, also. Not sure which I like better, so just randomly assign me one of those two. ;) Thanks!

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  23. Ooh lovely~! Can you please include me in the draw for the coat dress - or the girl's top?

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  24. I'm struggling to choose they are all fab but I would opt for the Women's own Blouses, I love the cuffs and as well as the blouse I reckon it would be easy to add a half circle skirt to the bottom for a vintage dress!

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  25. I feel you on the wing cuffs- I'd love the woman's own blouses.
    However I'm also loving that coat/dress hybrid. I love confusing my partner as it is and it'd be a great addition to the "what on earth are you wearing?" game.

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  26. Cheers from Brazil!!! I am your newest follower and am very glad to have found your blog... I loved the Simplicity 8228, as well as the Burda 9050. Fingers crossed... Looking forward to read your future posts.

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  27. The Burda 2 905 looks really lovely, especially if since you don't have to make it in a Bavarian style. I really like the shape and neckline of the red top!

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  28. Pretty! I'd love to win Simplicity 8228. The notched collar is so lovely. :)

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  29. Hello, and thank you so much for the giveaway. What a lovely collection and variety of options. I think I'd like to win the Woman's Own 5257 blouse pattern. I've been making a few skirts and need some nice blouses to go with them. This would be ideal. The pattern has different options and I can already see myself wearing them :o)

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  30. I just love finding new blogs through the Sew Grateful week! Personally, I love the Style, Simplicity (adult) and Woman's Own. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  31. those cuffs on the woman's own top are awesome. actually all of those variation possibilities on that pattern are pretty cool!

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  32. Hello! Such a generous giveaway, I'm rather glad you left them at the office if it means those of us who couldn't make Edinburgh get a look in! ;) I'd love to enter for the Style 1157 or Woman's Own 5257 please, I'm a big fan of shirtdresses or variations thereof and you can never have too many tops!

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  33. I love the Burda (even as shown!)

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  34. Hi Monkey Socks! I chortled at your descriptions (particularly the lederhosen reference!!) Great selection of patterns & I'd like to be in with a chance to win the Style shirt dress please. (But the furry teen jacket amuses me! but not seriously enough to steal it from someone who has a real use for it!)

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  35. Hi! Can you please enter me for the Simplicity 8228.

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  36. I fell in love with woman's own blouse. I absolutely love the wing! Now I just have to keep my fingers cross that I am going to be lucky. (I allready tried to find out if I could buy it anywhere...) The shirtdress is really nice as well. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  37. howdy!
    ohh I love the shirtdress one. have seen the same style pop up on a few blogs and have been dying to try it out! and it happens to be my size? sweet!
    thanks so much

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  38. I would love the Style dress/coat pattern! The blouse from the Burda pattern is calling my name as well...

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  39. Simplicity 8228 from the 60's is the one I love - should fit me perfectly with a little adjustment. Great for work! Hope I win!

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  40. Hi, would love to try for the Style 1157 and Simplicity 8228. Need to get back to sewing for me, not just the house. Fingers crossed.

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  41. I really like woman's own 5257!

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