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Giveaway winners!

19 Aug

So, time to announce some giveaway winners!

I had these three patterns up for grabs:

Vogue Oscar de la Renta 1043

Vogue Oscar de la Renta 1043

vogue 7080

Vogue 7080

Butterick 3083

Butterick 3083

And the winners (via my very scientific method of pulling a piece of paper out of a bowl – unfortunately I don’t have a cat to help me with my winner choosing like Catja does! I think I need to remedy that…) are:

Vogue 1043 – mrkibbles

Vogue 7080 – Rachel

Butterick 3083 – adelafg

Congratulations! I will be dropping you all an email to get your address so I can pop your pattern in the post to you. And thank you to everyone else who entered. Happy sewing!


Pattern giveaway!

7 Aug

It’s giveaway time! I promised all you lovely folk a pattern giveaway once my blog hit 1500 views. That happened a couple of days ago (along with 1600 views, you guys are too good to me!), so I owe you some patterns!

In anticipation, I went rummaging in one of my favourite charity shops for sewing patterns, to see if I could find a couple of nice vintage patterns for you. As an aside, the first time I went into this charity shop looking for sewing patterns, I had to ask if they had any, at which point they brought me out a box of about 60 odd. When I went back in a couple of weeks later, this is what I saw when I walked in the door:

Charity shop sewing pattern

They have certainly cottoned on to the current sewing buzz!

When I went back in last week, they’ve now added a bowl of buttons to their sewing patterns and box of fabric! Good work!

Anyway, I digress…

The first pattern I picked up is Vogue Americana Oscar de la Renta 1043 evening dress pattern from around 1974 in size 12 (bust 34) . I actually saw this one when I was looking for patterns for myself in there on my first visit, and thought it was absolutely gorgeous, but didn’t really think I could pull it off, or have an occasion to wear it for. But I’m hoping I can’ find it a good home with one of you.

vogue oscar de la renta 1043

How beautiful is that?!

vogue oscar de la renta 1043 back

The second pattern is Vogue 7080 misses dress pattern (circa 1970s, can’t really find anything more specific), again size 12, complete with a couple of hand written notes on the pattern envelope.

vogue 7080 vogue 7080 back

EDIT: Because I realised that both the patterns above are the same size, I thought I’d throw another one into the mix, for those of you who don’t happen to be that size. So, here is Butterick Classics Fast & Easy 3083 (1985) skirt pattern, in sizes 12-16 (waist 26.5-30 inches):

Butterick 3083

Butterick 3083

If you want to get your hands on one of these patterns, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

1. Follow this blog, via any method you wish – email, wordpress, bloglovin’, another reader of your choice

2. Leave a comment below letting me know which pattern you’d like (feel free to say all 3 and I’ll enter you for all of them) and which method you follow the blog by.


The giveaway will close next Wednesday, 14th August at midnight UK time (that’s midnight at the end of Wednesday, not the beginning of!)

Good luck, and thanks for visiting!

P.s. the giveaway is open worldwide!

chinelo bally

Dressmaker| Author| Blogger| Freehand cutter


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