Simplicity Sewing Challenge & Giveaway


Hello friends! Two blogs in two days can only mean one thing...another giveaway of course! If, like me, you missed yesterday's epic-sounding Simplicity Blog Meet, fret not because the good people who organised it are offering one lucky reader in the UK this goody bag:
  • A selection of 5 Simplicity patterns
  • Simplicity style magazine
  • Simplicity sewing DVD
  • 2 packets of items from British Trimmings
  • A Simplicity pad, pencil and ruler

For a chance to win, just leave me a comment (with your email address) telling me what your favourite Simplicity sewing pattern is, by midnight (GMT) on Sunday 29 May.


On a related subject, have you seen The Simplicity Sewing Challenge that was launched on Saturday? There are 4 patterns to choose from and 5 categories to enter with awesome judges picking the winners. Your chosen patterns (up to 2) are sent to you for free and the competition deadline is 31 August. Winners get a year's supply of patterns (12), crafty supplies and the chance to become VIP Simplicity bloggers.

Are you tempted to take on the challenge?

47 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This is very exciting news! I think I just might enter the Simplicity Sewing Challenge in the Vintage Make section - I'd been um'ing and ah'ing over that pattern anyway. And to enter the giveaway, my favourite Simplicity pattern (which I just bought 2 minutes ago because I saw it was on sale!) is 8051 a rockabilly dress with a cute back detail.

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  2. My favorite Simplicity is vintage 7705 - the DVF style wrap dress. I've made two and have plans/dreams of many more. I love the look of 1065. It would be super comfortable and easy to wear.

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  3. Hi I love the Simplicity Learn to Sew pattern 1589. Even though I've been sewing for nearly 40 years and didn't need the learning part (which was really good I may add) I loved the simple design and it's a great use of small fabric lengths. I'm getting my second one started soon. Great giveaway!

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  4. I really like 2215 - haven't made it yet but I'm almost ready to try buttonholes tnixsonuk@aol.co.uk

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  5. Definitely love Simplicity 2444 - I've made it so many times now and it's my only TNT dress pattern. I love the dart shapes and I've tweaked it for a perfect fit :-)

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  6. My all time favorite is simplicity 2451!

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  7. Great little giveaway. Sadly couldn't make the meet up this year but will definitely enter the Challange again this year.
    It's very difficult to choose a favourite Simplicity pattern as there are so many I like but I do love my Simplicity 2406 Cynthia Rowley pattern. I made one for our Christmas night out & have plans for all the variations

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  8. I love the vintage 7705 one, I've been searching for a decent wrap dress pattern for ages!
    Frankie
    Www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.com

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  9. Love Simplicity 1590!
    Anne anneehill7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I was so gutted I couldn't make it to this meet-up! Unfortunately prior arrangements for house sitting and cat-sitting had already been agreed upon.
    I think either the lisette 1419 or vintage 8127 could be my favourites - depends if I'm feeling 50's or 60's styles at the time!
    awalch_art@hotmail.com

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  11. My fave is definitely 1418 which is an off shoulder dress...although because it has a side zip I once wore it to a wedding back to front, oops!! Email address is lizzie.g.page at gmail.com

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  12. 1194 would be my pattern of choice looking at the new collection.. I have a rather pretty pair of layered curtains that would make a fantastic vintage style wedding dress that this pattern would fit perfectly... or at least as a starting point for a pattern hack lol
    I've chosen the dress pattern to enter the challenge with as I can make a nice graduation dress for my friend :D

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  13. I really like Simplicity 1501. Little tulip shorts that are supposed to be sleepwear...but in the right fabric these shorts go anywhere. Thanks for the giveaway! Mayendesigns@gmail.com

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  14. My absolute favourite has to be 2444, classic :)

    helllozoeb@gmail.com

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  15. I'm hoping 8096 will become my TNT

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  16. Great giveaway! My favourite is 1435 as have made it at least 4 times for my girls. It will be made many times again too! Now I need to head over to find out more about the sewing challenge - thanks for the heads up!

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  17. At the moment my favourite is the Simplicity 1104, Cynthia Rowley collection.

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  18. Oooo! Cool. I really want to try one of their detailed costume patters. Maybe 8161.

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  19. I bought 1654 yesterday and am hoping it will be a favourite! I have also signed up to the challenge, I decided against the newbie category as I really don't suit a waistband so went for the dressmaker category (scary!) and will try the amazing fit dress! I am quite excited to get stuck in!

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  20. I'm looking forward to entering the challenge again this year, think it might be childrens wear this time! It's very difficult to chose a favourite pattern, but vintage dress pattern 2847 always catches my eye.

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  21. 1586 is great for a sleek work dress :)

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  22. I have made 2451 a couple of times. I think I often overlook the big pattern companies, but they have loads to offer. Would be great to explore some new patterns.

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  23. I love 2584, the Cynthia Rowley Tunic, which I have made twice, and plan to make again.

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  24. 3833 is my favourite, already made it 3 times! I love that 60s vibe!

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  25. Favourite pattern has to be simplicity 2215, I've had my eye on it for ages.

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  26. Thanks for posting about the challenge. I had the best fun last year making mine and I am going to give it a go this year too. I was wearing my top on Saturday night and wondering just why I haven't made any more. I LOVE that pattern. Oh this is really hard. I would get lots of wear over the summer from 8137. It covers work and going out. I have promised myself 8014 as I have seen some very nice versions blogged recently but I have to say that 8013 has my heart and I bought the pattern last week. Can't beat a 70's summer dress now where am I gong to get all that fabric from? It is a hog. :) Xx

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  27. I love 1361 an "equestrian performance shirt" or zipped up jacket if you don't have a horse.

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  28. Currently got my eye on 1587 - which is quite a departure from my usual style

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  29. 1696 Amazing fit trousers. They just work!

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  30. What a great giveaway. My favourite is simplicity 1321, a fantastic skirt pattern with lots of variety.

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  31. Amazing giveaway! My fave Simplicity pattern (so far) is the 'Bardot' style top I recently made (on my blog) pattern 1613!

    email: abi_dyson@hotmail.co.uk

    Can't wait for my vintage pattern to arrive for the sewing challenge too!
    xo

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  32. It's got to be 1692 - 1940s Blouses. I've thought about buying this many times to adapt for different styles and eras. Email: cate@vintagegal.co.uk

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  33. I have made Simplicity 2444 about 12 times! Great fun vintage-inspired dress that's easy to whip together and is perfect for a pulled together look for when I teach piano lessons! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. So hard to pick just one.... Maybe 2444-classic..or 1519...or most of the Lisette patterns. Thank you for the giveaway:)

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  35. Mine would need to be simplicity 2444. Just need to make more

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  36. I'm going for 2250, which I made for my daughter. This pattern provided a real challenge for me and a great sense of satisfaction when I had finished it - I believe this was a turning point in my sewing. Thanks. I think I will enter the challenge with the dress. Thinking about it!

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  37. 1080 A Boho Granny Chic please.
    I am just learning how to sew so this would be very helpful to me.

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  38. My favourite are the period costumes. I have 4092 that I hope I will be making in maybe a year's time when I am more experienced. I would love to win the goody bag!

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  39. My favourite is 6576 from the 1970s - lots of good blouse variations

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  40. I'm entering the sewing challenge in the childrenswear category! Hopefully they'll send me the pattern before the bank holiday w/e so I can start working on it... I haven't really seen many simplicity patterns but one I loved was 2648, part of the amazing fur collection. Planning on making that again v soon. I'd love to try 2444 tho, it looks like my kind of dress!

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  41. Emilie - NeedleCandy27 May 2016 at 15:05

    What a great giveaway, thank you so much! I'm entering the Simplicity Sewing challenge too, fingers crossed! And when it comes to my favourite Simplicity pattern... such a tough answer to give, but I'll go with Simplicity 8050, which I'm planning to make as part of my #VintagePledge and because the look is just so adorably 1940s... Will be so perfect for September/October I think! (needlecandy.london@gmail.com)

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  42. I love 1801 (a Cynthia Rowley pattern) for a comfortable, breezy summer dress. I have several other Simplicity patterns that I just haven't had a chance to sew up yet!

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  43. Sounds lovely. I wish the U.S. Had this challenge!

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  44. I love the vintage patterns that are available and have my eye on 8050. Being new to sewing, I have taken the simplicity dress challenge to improve my skills and create a unique, hopefully well fitting, piece. I love the way you can create your own style and get lots of inspiration from your blog, thank you!

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  45. What a cool sounding challenge. My favourite is simplicity 1064.

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