Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Patterns Stash busting Giveaway

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm hosting a mini giveaway on my blog to celebrate it turning one, and to spread the love of sewing by sharing, from my own bursting-at-the-seams stash of patterns. Hopefully, at the end of the day, I will also get to know more likeminded people :)
Info on the patterns:
*As far as I can tell, all these patterns have never been unfolded and never been cut including the ones that were purchased brand new
*Info listed on each pattern are as listed on the sleeves
*Some of patterns' envelopes are either a little worn or stained, be it from age or by the handling of the Bean (him being our 2-yr-old son)
*Ours is a non-smoking and no-pets home, unless you consider the Bean pet-like :) Can't say  for sure for the thrifted patterns, but they smell okay to me.
Choice #1: Butterick 5558 - Misses dress and belt, size EE (14-16-18-20)
Choice #2: Vogue 1235 - Misses dress, size BB (8-10-12-14)
Choice #3: McCall's 5055 - Misses skirts, size DD (12-14-16-18)
Choice #4: Simplicity 5509 - Misses' pullover tops, size 10
Choice #5: Simplicity 8449 - Misses' nightgown in two lengths and pajamas, size BB (SM-XL)
Choice #6: Butterick 3578 - Misses' dress, size 16 (bust 36)
Choice #7: New Look 6829 - Misses's seven sizes in one :)!, size A (10-22), FR. size 38-50, EUR. size 36-48
Choice #8: Simplicity 3645 Easy-to-sew - Misses' scrubs tops, bonus pattern piece included for maternity top, size R5 (14-16-18-20-22), EUR. size 40-48, FR. size 42-50
Choice #9: Simplicity 5548 Easy-to-sew - Misses'/Miss Petite pullover dress in two lengths and jacket, size RR (14-16-18-20), EUR. size 40-46, FR. size 42-48
Choice #10: Simplicity 6257 - Babies' layette, size A (all sizes included)
To enter the giveaway:
1) Leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite sewing project ever. You are welcome to put a link to your blog post of the project (if you have a blog that is). I love to read sewing blogs and finding new ones :)
2) You can choose up to 3 patterns if you'd like. So do include which ones you'd like in your comment.
3) You have to be a follower/reader of the blog one way or another. Doesn't matter if you've read the blog for a while, or just found it because of the giveaway. If this is your first time visiting, hello! Welcome to my page :) And warm hugs to friends. 
4) Giveaway is open to US-based as well as to international readers. But you will need to be into sewing (so if you are among the few of my real life friends that I told about this blog and yet do not sew and have no plan to sew ever, you cannot enter and you are forbidden from blabbing about this on your and esp my FB either! wink wink). I also do ask that you don't enter if you are going to then sell them (that's kinda beat my purpose of sharing these patterns). You may donate or give them as gift to others though.

Addendum: There must be a way for me to contact you, either through your blog, or email (e.g. mine is farsland1979 at gmail dot com).

All comments must be left on this post by Friday, October 26th before midnight PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).

I will announce the "winners" on Monday, October 29th, 2012.  For good luck, I will have the Bean choose the winner for each pattern the traditional way (if you enter for more than one pattern, your names will be entered for each of those patterns of course). If there's any pattern that nobody wants, I will just keep them for later use.

Let the fun begins :)


  1. I really like choice 2 the dkny dress! I have a ton of patterns that I got for cheap, and really need to purge out more. Want any of them? But I'm always on the lookout for a good dress pattern and I think that one would be really cute! Favorite project is the one I'm working on now because I love love love the fabric. And I'm following through bloglovin.com :)

    1. Hehehe.. Sometimes I can't help myself when it comes to patterns and fabric! :) Look forward to see your new project when it's up on your blog! (entering you for choice #2)

  2. love the drop-waist on pattern #6! though i would have to do more than a bit of pattern resizing..

    my favorite sewing project ever is probably the tree dress i made recently: http://zelnicky.blogspot.com/2012/04/tree-dress-2.html i actually followed all of the directions and it came out surprisingly well!

    1. Awesome Liz! I have to do resizing all the time hehehe... as you can see, my patterns sizes are all over the place.. I do love that dress you made!

  3. You are so generous to be giving away your treasured patterns! No entry for me thank you :) I really should be passing on a few of my own too

    1. :) I think i have the inclination to hoard when it comes to my sewing.... so it's better to share... this is just phase one. if i know anybody in real life near here who likes to sew and just starting, i can just pass them on. but i dont... :(

  4. I have a 3 year old son and when I was pregnant I bought a sewing machine. I made him quite a few flannel receiving blankets (2 large rectangles sewn together, turned inside out, top stitched) and now that we are no longer using them, and my sewing skills have improved quite a bit, I made flannel pants for him from some of the blankets. It's a nice way to keep those early memories and get something useful in return.
    I would love the tops patterns since those are hard to find for me: Simplicity 5509 (one yard tops? am sold!!), Simplicity 3645 and New look 6829.

    1. Hi Njeri! Awesome! My first sewing with machine that I did was a carseat cover for my son! :) Putting you down for the 3 tops patterns...

  5. I can't believe how many patterns you have amassed!
    My favourite sewing project was my Caterpillar Dress from Alice in Wonderland - I had so much fun trying to get it to look how I wanted! Now I just need too make it less fancy dress so I can wear it again :)

    My favourite pattern is the New Look 6829. I love the shape and it is so versatile. I also quite like Butterick 5558, mainly because its quite different to anything I have ever sewn before but I think I could use it to make something good for work during the long hot Perth summer!

    1. Wow!! You are indeed a lovely caterpillar! Those colors are great together and the bodice fit perfectly! You are right the New Look pattern is quite versatile. You can make a blouse, sleeveless top and even dress, and either buttoned up or just a wrap neckline! and you can use many types of fabric too. Butterick 5558 also will be a great addition. I think Cidell of Ms Celie's Pants made a dress from that pattern one time. :) Great picks, Ellen!

  6. Hi, new follower from burdastyle and loving your blog! Your vogue1247 top has been on my list for some time now. Needless to say it's moved up since seeing how cute yours is! My favorite sewing project was a dress I made for my daughter for her third birthday. She picked out everything and was so amazed and proud of her party dress. It's when I realized how much happiness can come from a little hobby, and not just for me!
    Pattern#2 is my favorite, #7 is interesting and #10 because who doesn't love making something for a little one?
    I don't have a blog...yet, been wanting to try it. However you could contact me through burdastyle, I am sewneenee.

    1. Hi Sewneenee, there u r! :) i can imagine that in a few years your daughter n you can bond over this hobby together, that will be so much fun! My son likes to 'rearrange' my patterns, n sit on my fabric each time i lay them on the floor to pin pattern pieces etc!lol! Do send me a link when u set up your blog ok :) til then i'll c u on burdastyle :)