Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas giveaway - vintage sewing patterns

**So sorry, but I accidentally just deleted two comments instead of publishing them! Please do have a look below and if your comment is missing just drop me another! The lesson here is not to blog and watch TV at the same time...sorry!**

Following on from yesterday's post, three lucky readers are now in with a chance of winning one of three stunning sewing patterns...call it my Christmas gift to you ;o)

As always, the rules are simple. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world - just leave me a comment saying which pattern you'd most like to win, by midnight (GMT) on Sunday 23 December. Please don't forget to include your email address if it's not already featured on your blog / you don't have a blog. And just because I want to fancy myself as a bit of a Santa, I'll announce the winners on Christmas Day!!! Of course I'm aware that you might be otherwise engaged on that day and not obsessively reading blogs like me, but if you include your email address in your comment there won't be a problem.

So, what's up for grabs?!?


This sweet 1940s pattern in a Size 16 - Bust 34, Waist 28, Hip 37. I adore the white version and I imagine the bodice in a very delicate broderie anglaise.



This sexy 1957 wiggle dress, which is oh so very Mad Men! In a Size 18 - Bust 38, Waist 30, Hip 40. I love the neckline detail and it looks like the bodice has flattering princess seams.



This chic 1960s pattern with really unique bodice details - Bust 36, Waist 28, Hip 38. It's an unprinted pattern and the pieces haven't been treated with much love, but it's totally usable and the tears can easily be mended with some cellotape.



Sooooo, which is your favourite?

53 comments:

  1. Oh Marie you're so lovely! You're really spoiling us :) personally I'm in love with both your 40s and 50s dresses, they are ridiculously pretty, but if I have to pick a favourite it would have to be the 1940s Simplicity dress, I could see myself making both variations! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway :)

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  2. Oh wow, all three of those are incredibly pretty! If forced to decide, I think I may love #2 best, the neckline detail has such a unique look and I'm imagining buttons on the back of the grey version - very elegant!

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  3. Love the 40s pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  4. Oh they're all lovely, but i think it'll have to be the 1950s wiggle dress - I adore that neckline!

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  5. Oh wow, what amazing patterns. They are all beautiful but I have a bit of a thing about Maudella patterns, am fascinated by the history of the company, and the dress is stunning so it would be number 3 for me :)

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  6. That's so sweet of you! You didn't say if this was open to those of us outside the UK, but if so I really like S4665. kbroadd1 -at- gmail -dot- com

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  7. Super patterns Marie! I would love to be entered for the 40s dress, mainly due to sizing. I love them all, but know I wouldn't grade in my real world!!

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  8. Great giveaway!! Hard to pick one but I'd go for the Maudella cocktail dress. Thanks!! shanniloves@yahoo.com

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  9. What a lovely idea Marie! I'd love to put my name in the hat for the 1940's pattern please. x

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  10. that 40s pattern is lovely!

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  11. Gorgeous patterns! I'd love any of them, but especially the 1940's one - I adore styles from that era, and this dress is so pretty! (It's also in my size, which makes it practically perfect, in my opinion. ;-)

    Thanks for putting on such a lovely Christmas giveaway!

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  12. The 1957 wiggle dress is perfect!!!

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  13. LOOVE the 1957 wiggle dress, it is only 2 years older than me ;0)
    Daisy from Belgium

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  14. That's so generous ... I cannot choose between the 40s and the 50s wiggle .. I would love to win any really.. Too cute

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  15. The 1957 wiggle dress is the best! Thanks!!

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  16. What a generous thing for you to do! Passing on a little Christmas cheer- I love it! It's a toss up for me between the 50's and 60's dresses. I think if pressed, I would choose the latter. Thanks for the chance, and Merry Christmas!

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  17. I love all 3 but do you know what? I thought I'd be most drawn to the 40s or 50s ones as I adore the styles fit those eras but I actually think I'd go for the maudella pattern from the 60s. Who'd have thought? I surprise myself sometimes!

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  18. Though choice! Either the 50s or the 60s dress are so cute, both with fantastic details ... hmmm ... I think I'd go for the Maudella in the end, I love those little tabs!

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  19. I would love to win the 1940 simplicity 4665 if you please. Thank you for this great giveaway!
    Nadine (dangtryagain@msn.com)

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  20. Ooh, this is a tough decision, they are all beauties! I think the McCalls pattern just sneaks in as my favourite though! Crossing fingers!

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  21. Oh the 50s wiggle dress is my favourite for sure! It is gorgeous.

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  22. I love the 40's Simplicity so much!

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  23. The 1950s patterns has such flattering lines and I wouldn't have to do much grading! SCORE!

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  24. I think the '57 wiggle dress would be the most flattering on me.... (I'd go with the '60s one, but I don't think my body type would appreciate it :( ) nkbduckie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Gorgeous patterns, I love them all, but my vote would have to be the shirt dress - I can't go past a gorgeous shirt dress and it is the one I would get the most wear out of. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  26. Three FABULOUS patterns!!! I'd like to put my name in the hat for the 1957 wiggle dress please :)
    beccieblossom@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

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  27. I love the second one, it's my size too!

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  28. Wiggle dress, hands down! I also like the last pattern. They are both my/ not my size, in different places, but that's fine, since I'm experienced with resizing!
    Natalya librik at yahoo dot com

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  29. The wiggle dress is my favorite and it's in my size. saramayo@shaw.ca

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  30. The 1940s dress is beautiful! I'd definitely love to win that!

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  31. I would love to win the third (Maudella) one - so unusual!

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  32. Oh my goodness, I would love to win the wiggle dress - it's beautiful!

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  33. Dear god, pattern porn! How fabulous! My favourite has to be the McCalls 4178. I might actually marry it.

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  34. Three lovely patterns, but I think the 1940s one is my favourite! Can't beat a classic shirtwaist.

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  35. I. am. in. love. with. that. wiggle. dress. I would make version A int hat exact fabric and colour way and never take it off. So so so pretty!

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  36. I LOVE that 1940s pattern! I already know exactly which cut of fabric in my stash I would use. :D Thank you for spreading the love with a Christmas giveaway, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    rbveritclothing@gmail.com

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  37. I love that last one. I'm pretty sure that the lines would be super flattering to my figure.

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  38. Oh they are all so cute, but I think I'll have to go for the 1940's one; I love those just-beyond-elbow length sleeves with bows! Thanks so much for this giveaway!! missmeetah at gmail dot com

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  39. Oh my they are all so gorgeous. what a lovely Christmas gift. it would be the McCalls for me as its nearer my size but any would be just fine thankyou

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  40. Without a doubt Simplicity 4665.

    shadyflower1@yahoo.com

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  41. omg. It's like vintage pattern porn! I absolutely covet the McCalls 4178. Dreamy :)

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  42. gorgeous! the wiggle dress is fab but i think i'd go for the 1960s maudella one! lovely giveaway.

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  43. The wiggle dress is lovely but I think that I'd prefer the 1960s pattern since I really like the bodice details.

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  44. oooh, that fourties dress is really cute. love the ties at the sleeves on that one.

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  45. Oh McCalls 4178, be still my heart! I love the neckline detail... And as it's got a waist seam the skirt possibilities...

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  46. I love love love the wiggle dress! :)

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway, Marie!
    The first dress is my favorite, so beautiful!

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  48. Oh Marie, I absolutely love the Maudella pattern with the fantastic detail. What a great giveaway!!!

    Nora Charles
    nora_charles@att.net

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  49. I always have a difficult time choosing between the 1940s and 50s, but the collar and pocket detailing on that wiggle dress is just too fabulous!

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  50. I'd love the 1940s dress, it's gorgeous!

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  51. I love the sweet 1940s pattern . Elegant!

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