Friday, June 1, 2012

Summery sewing patterns giveaway!

Happy Friday! First and foremost, let me say thanks for the encouragement on my tips on getting over a crafting slump. I know I've personally kept these tips in mind all week, and I'm pleased to say I just finished up the dress I mentioned in the post (photos soon once it warms back up, we're going through a chilly spell). And also many many thanks on all the wonderful comments about my new pullover! (In fact, it's so chilly I'm wearing it today!)


Here's the giveaway I promised last week and then forgot about (whoops, lol). Two vintage Simplicity sewing patterns that I think would be perfect for summer. The blouse pattern should look familiar as the one I mentioned I started last fall and tried to pick back up, but I need a break from it. When I ordered the pattern originally I accidentally bought the wrong size, so I thought it would be perfect to do a combo giveaway with another great pattern.

Simplicity 2579 dress - Bust 38, waist 30
Simplicity 4608 blouse - Bust 40, waist 34

The envelope on the blouse pattern is very rough, completely open on two sides and the dress envelope is in much better condition, though still "used" of course. Both are printed patterns, and have all pieces and instructions. Neither are dated, but the Vintage Patterns Wiki puts the dress at 1958 and the blouse is probably from the 1940s.


Aren't they both great patterns?? If you win, please do share if you sew either of these up!

How to enter the giveaway:
  1. Be a follower of this blog, anywhere on the planet.
  2. Leave a comment on this post. 
  3. Want an extra entry? Post about this giveaway on your blog, tweet about it, or mention it on Facebook. Just post a separate comment on this post with a link to where you mentioned it so you get counted twice.
  4. Don't forget to leave a way to contact you if your blog or profile doesn't have your email address.
The giveaway ends Tuesday night, June 5th. Winner will be pulled using Random Number Generator.

Good luck, and have a great weekend!

39 comments:

  1. Oh yes please! I promise that if I win, I will make one of them! cross my heart and hope to die!

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  2. Isn't this weather crazy. I had to turn the furnace on today, it was 66 in the house. On a lighter note, some time in August I'm going to stay the weekend at my sister's in Chicago, maybe we should have a blogger coffee date, what do you think?

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    1. I would love to do that! :)

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    2. Great, when the time gets closer I'll email you. She lives by Linkin Square, is that anywhere by you? I know this is early but people have their summers already planned out.

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    3. Oh bye the way I bought the lipstick you recommended, I love it, it's so fruity!

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    4. It's not near us per se but would be very easy for me to get to by public transportation (the vintage inspired salon I go to is in that neighborhood). Definitely email me as it gets closer! And glad you like the lippy too! :)

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    5. Will do, yeah my sister used to get her hair cut there. I know exactly where that is. Have a great weekend, don't freeze in this great June weather.

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  3. Ooooh yes pleas..count me in.xxx

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  4. Oooh man, I love those both! And I follow you!

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  5. The dress pattern is my size! I would love to try and make that blouse.
    Pick me? Pretty please?

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  6. Ooh, lovely patterns! The detailing on the blouse is beautiful. I'm in :)

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  7. Gorgeous patterns, would love to be in to win.

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  8. Gorgeous patterns! I would love to sew myself about a hundred dresses from that pattern =)

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  9. Those are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to be in to win. :-)

    And congrats on getting over the sewing slump! It's funny how those slumps just creep up from time to time.....

    macska at gmail dot com

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  10. Beautiful patterns!

    Put my name in please :)

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  11. So fun! Totally excited for the blouse pattern! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway.

    P.S. You really need to stop by Volo again soon! Lots of awesome mid-century stuff just came in.

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  12. Pretty patterns...would love to get my hands on the blouse patterns!!!

    sfuller7@hotmail.com

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  13. Congrats on getting over the crafting slump. I keep hearing that slumps are normal but they're so frustrating.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the patterns. What a great excuse to go fabric shopping! "But honey, I need the perfect thing for this dress!"

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  14. Yes please enter me - I will definately make up the blouse pattern.

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  15. What gorgeous patterns! I would love to make both as I will be nursing a new baby soon, and a lot more busty than most of my current patterns, and these both are front buttoning. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I love reading your blog :)
    mrswsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I'm a follower and I like both patterns! I'm going to mention this on FB too..wait!
    furu.kristina@gmail.com

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  17. And now all my friends can see that that perhaps it's my turn to begin sewing now...The blouse size seems even to be right...
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/kristina.furu

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  18. Oh, what lovely patterns!!! I would love to make both the blouse and dress! Been making quite the same things lately and would sure use the inspiration to something new.

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  19. I put a notice on FB about it aswell!! Cross my fingers and hope to win. :)

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  20. Hi Tasha!

    Oh, I'm so glad you were able to get past your sewing slump and create something! There have been some pattern giveaways in certain corners of the net, but nothing has sparked my interest until I saw yours in my feed. I couldn't pass these up! Thanks so much for hosting.

    Rebekah

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  21. I am a follower of your blog, and have been since, let's see, you were hosting the vintage sweater knit-along! It has been awhile, hasn't it?

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  22. Shared news of this giveaway on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/ArtandNeedlework

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  23. these look lovely!!!! hope to win x

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  24. Yes please! I'm totally in love with that dress pattern :)

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  25. Oh my! They're absolutely adorable! I'd be a lucky gal wearing these garments (after sewing, naturally). Cross my fingers!

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  26. Ooooh! I would make those blouses in a grey chiffon!

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  27. Would love to win either one, thanks for the opportunity to possibly win! :) I follow you on pinterest and ravelry :)
    lisa.suit@yahoo.com

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  28. Lovely giveaway!! Sign me up!

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  29. I'm in! I follow you (I made extra sure to sign up since I follow on Google reader lol). Love those looks!

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  30. I follow you on my Pulse reader on my phone :) Love your blog!

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  31. Ooh, I forgot - I would love the blouse :) If that is an option I can choose.

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  32. I'm in too! I am a blogspot reader. franknhurter@yahoo.com

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  33. I am so excited to see others sewing with vintage patterns! Both the patterns look like fun to try.

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  34. What great patterns! Thanks for the chance to win one

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