Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6th Giveaway #1

I finally decided to stick my toes in and participate in Sew Mama Sew's biannual give away.  I will be doing two giveaways.  The other, for a quilting book, can be found here.

I am giving away this darling 50s era vintage pattern, Simplicity 2321.  

This pattern is a size 18, bust 38.  It is cut but complete.  It comes in an acid free bag with a piece of acid free cardboard to separate the pattern envelope and instructions from the actual pattern.  I find it charming that this is a "Slederette" pattern because if you look at the drawing, the head is bigger than the waist.  Love the jacket art from the 50s!  


Recently I saw this at a vintage pattern website for $16 and on Ebay for $24.  Just think, it can be yours for free.  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your recent sewing or creative accomplishment.  Also, consider being a follower.  It is not required, but pop around my blog a bit and if you like what you see, please follow.

I will ship internationally.  This is open until May 10th at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck and happy sewing.


56 comments:

  1. This is such a charming pattern. I love the neckline detail. Thank you for offering this to a reader!
    I try to sew several days a week. The last items I finished were new hostess aprons which I adore. My project to-do list grows every day.

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  2. my sister has a birthday this sunday, so i recently made her a bow clutch, green, since it is her favorite color.

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  3. Oh, what a fabulous vintage pattern! My most recent project was a ruffled shoulder bag and a sock monkey for an auction fund raiser for my daughter's school.

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  4. Great pattern! I finished the children's sewing challenge from Elsie Marley. Made granddaughters dresses from all vintage patterns.

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  5. My most recent accomplishment was finishing the quilt top of my first (and only) Civil War-ish quilt. This is a huge milestone for me because I have stage 4 terminal lung cancer that has spread through my bones. My mother has promised to handquilt it for me.

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  6. I made my man a waistcoat that buttons up which is quite an achievement when he is not in any way the shape of a pattern.

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  7. I'm busy working on a diaper bag for a friend who is having a baby shower on the 25th. Better get it done soon! :)

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  8. I recently made a mock-up for an underbust corset that I'm rather proud of.

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  9. I'm working on some bags right now! atabanana29@gmail.com

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  10. I just finished a blouse for myself and am working on a hot pink eyelet dress for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Out of all the things being given away, I like this one the most! And it's in my size!!! :D Let's see....I've had so many sewing failures lately, but my most recent success was a watercolor blue Easter dress for my daughter, complete with a skirt flounce, neat and nearly perfect topstitching along the neckline, and an invisible zipper (which I sort of goofed near the bottom, but it was the first one I've ever done and it turned out pretty well).

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  12. I haven't sewn any clothing for myself since the kids were young! This is a fabulous pattern, thanks for the chance!

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  13. I make a baby quilt for my son

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  14. My recent accomplishment was a funky pair of neon orange and Hawaiin print shorts!

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  15. Lovely pattern!
    I am working on a dress to wear on a wedding by the end of the month. Not sure if I will make it on time...
    saruqa at gmail dot com

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  16. I am working on several garments :)

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  17. Cute dress! I'll be making a 50s inspired next month, this one would be a great follow up!

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  18. Love this pattern!!
    I've been vitage-pattern-obsessed lately and the 50s was always a favourite era of mine!

    My sewing time has been so limited lately that, Alas! I have nothing to boast of.
    But I'm hoping...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I sewed a tote that like to have killed me lol! It was very challenging and rewarding. I was pleased with the end result.

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  20. The last thing I made was a vintage style dress from a reissued vintage pattern. I've had so many lovely comments on it. Thank you for a lovely giveaway

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  21. I love the pattern. Vintage is so elegant! I recently made my first quilt if the year! Thanks again!

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  22. My biggest sewing/creative accomplishment was over this last week end when I managed to convince myself not to attack my overlocker with a nearby upholstery hammer in a fit of angry frustration.It lives to refuse to work another day.

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  23. It is very nice to you to offer this giveaway. I made my first dress last year, because I can't find many in France (most of the time they don't suit me, they're made for teenagers without breast and hips). 50's were a fantastic sewing period, I like very much the shapes.

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  24. Oh this is neat! I've been looking for some cute patterns for myself to make some new clothes! The last project I completed was a quilted kindle cover! It is orange, grey, and white. So Cute :) Thank you for the chance

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  25. What a gorgeous pattern - those necklines..... It's not a sewing accomplishment but actually finishing a knitted sweater feels amazing (just as now too warm to wear!) Thanks

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  26. Love this! I recently made my first pair of pants. It took me a couple of tries to get the perfect fit, but I'm really proud of myself for finally losing my fear of pants-making.

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  27. This dress pattern is just my size :-) I recently finished making some personalised bunting, but am in the middle of a number of projects including two dresses! Thank you for offering the giveaway.

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  28. Working on a backpack and retro fitting a tee shirt. Love the comment you made about the waist/head ratio. That tiny waist was the first thing I noticed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. Love the pattern- thanks so much for the giveaway. I recently made 2 costumes for my daughter who is playing Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice at a repertory theatre, and I've been finishing several quilts.

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  30. Gorgeous! I recently made a shirt for me from knit, so I consider that to be a good accomplishment.

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  31. I made a stuffed black cat for my friend's four-year-old; it was a vintage doorstop (!) pattern...obviously, my little friend didn't need a doorstop!

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  32. I just sewed a T shirt for my son from scratch!

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  33. Thanks for offering this lovely pattern. I just made two bibs for a 2yo last week. I have a pair of long pants just cut out at the moment.

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  34. I'm just starting to collect vintage patterns, love this prize!
    My recent project is my son's outfits to attend a family wedding this coming summer. I just finished his shirt. =)

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  35. Lovely! Last completed item was a boys quilt, but I recently purchased a 60's mod coat-dress pattern which I'm itching to start but can't find the right fabric for.

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  36. Wow, look at the neckline, that is an incredible pattern. You are very generous to offer that one up!
    (Don't enter in me in the giveaway though, I have a bit of a storage problem already.)

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  37. My most recent project was two travel packs for my daughters for in the car, as we went on a 6 hour car ride to visit family a few weeks ago.

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  38. My most recent creative project wasn't sewn, it was a handmade card for my mother for Mother's Day! It does have stitching on it though. . .lol! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful pattern!

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  39. What a gorgeous pattern, though you're right- women in the 50's either had abnormally large heads, or no internal organs to fill out the waist area. As to your question, the last thing I actually finished was a stack of mug rugs for some very lovely lab technicians...but I'm currently working on a quilt and am almost finished with an apron.

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  40. Fantastic Dress!!! Please don't enter me into the giveaway as it is much too large for me, but I saw your blog over on Sew Mama Sew, and thought i'd drop by to check it out! :)

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  41. Beautiful pattern. I have been working furiously on my 3x6 bee blocks. I quite like them but they took a bit longer than I thought they would.

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  42. As a begginer sewer nothing could suit me more that this pattern give away! (currently sewing Tilly´s Miette). I´ll add you to my bloglovin. Thanks!!!

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  43. I am altering a wedding dress. Love the jacket on the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    just my size! currently sewing dresses for a new job i got, this one wil fit in quite nicely!

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  45. Love this gorgeous pattern! My most recent sewing accomplishment was sewing a Butterick 5285 skirt out of a large floral print Ikea fabric! It came out really cool looking. You can see it here, if you like: http://gjeometry.com/2013/04/26/sewing-dare-done-ikea-fabric-butterick-5285/

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  46. I am also now following you on Bloglovin' and can't wait to see more about your sewing projects!

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  47. That is a lovely pattern! I'm a sucker for vintage dresses but rarely dare to make them. I've just learned how to do English Paper Piecing and made a little heatproof mat for my curling iron from my practice hexies!

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  48. Fantastic! Thank you for doing a giveaway.

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  49. I just finished making my sister an elephant softie and myself a blouse!

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  50. I just completed a skirt, now I'm on to a few summer dresses.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

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  51. I am workign on getting myself fitted for a nice pair of pants - store bought is just not working

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  52. I made some placemats for my kitchen.

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  53. I worked on a quilt that is to be a wedding present most recently. I'm in the middle of a move, so I'm not getting as much sewing machine time as I'd like right now!

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  54. I am working on finishing up my first sewing pattern! (Prefontaine Shorts) Also, I was proud that costumes I sewed for my kids made the front page of Reddit this week!

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  55. I've been embroidering for some pillows and making lots of hexies !! Love the pattern for your giveaway, thank you for the chance to win!!

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