Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pattern Giveaway

It's nearly my one-year blogoversary or whatever it's called, so let's have a practice giveaway! This giveaway is open to everyone - it doesn't matter if you're not in Australia - and while I'd like it if you followed me, you don't have to. To enter please leave a comment and let me know your preferred pattern. I'll draw the winner next weekend; entries will close next Saturday 22nd October at midnight Sydney time*.  

The winner will receive their choice of these three patterns:

Vogue 1192, Anne Klein New York, size 8-10-12-14
Uncut, as new, still available on the Vogue patterns website
Misses' Dress. Fitted, straight, above mid-knee length, lined dress has side front tucks, back zipper and hemline vent.
I haven't made this but from what I've read this dress is best made in a stretch fabric - ignore the pattern envelope recommendations, You can then also skip the zipper and the lining.

Vogue 7954, Vogue Men, size 15 - 15 1/2 - 16
Uncut, as new, from 1991
Men's Shirt. Very loose-fitting shirt has collar on band, extended shoulders, yoke with forward shoulder seams, pocket variations, left front band, back pleat, shaped hemline and above elbow sleeves with stitched hems or long sleeves with pleats, placket and button cuff variations.
I've made this pattern (from my other copy) and was very happy with it. This pattern has all the basic men's shirt details in it - the sleeves are a bit wider than current fashion but can easily be narrowed.

Vogue 8060, Vogue for Me, size 1-2-3-4
Mostly uncut (only the trouser pattern has been used - in a size 2), still available on the Vogue patterns website
Toddler's Jacket, Top, dress, Panties, Pants and Hat. Loose-fitting jacket has tucks, button front opening and edging trim. Top has front tucks, side slits collar and back button opening, also edging trim and purchased rosebud. Dress: mid-knee length, contrast overlay and collar, back button opening and purchased applique. Panties or pants: elastic waist. D: elastic leg. E: ankle length, tucks and edging. Contrast lined hat: brim and ties.
I've only made the pants from this pattern and they were quite wide in a size 2 but very easy to make. 

* 12pm on 22nd October Sydney time means 2pm that day in London and 6am that day in Los Angeles.

I'll be going through my patterns some more in the weeks to come so there should be some more non-Vogue (and likely retro pattern) giveaways soon.


  1. I've never had the chance to sew Vogue patterns, so Vogue 1192 will be a good start! Congratulations with one-year blogoversary!!

  2. Congratulations! This one year passed very quickly! Thank You for the giveaway - I`m interested in Vogue 1192.

  3. Happy blogiversary! Great giveaway! count me in for 1192! Love that pattern!!

  4. Just wanted to say happy blogoversary! I hope you've enjoyed your first year of blogging.

  5. Diane from Sydney16 October 2011 at 11:41

    Happy Blogoversary! Hope you have enjoyed your year :) I love Vogue 1192

  6. Happy Blogoversary. I'm such an infrequent blogger, I don't even remember mine, LOL!

    Add my name for Vogue 1192, please! Thank you for having this giveaway.

  7. Happy Blogoversary! I am a follower of your blog since I found it some months ago! I know how much work it is and how much time you need for posting and making a blog interesting. Sewing blogs for me are very helpfull since I started to sew and it is a great community with the same interests. So please keep it running and I wish that you will have many more ideas in keeping it alive. Thank you very much for your blog and your nice giveaway! I woul appreciate to win the first one.

  8. Happy blogiversary. Love your tagline, so what I do as well! Please put me in for the little girly vogue 8060. Thank you :)

  9. Just wanted to say; Happy Blogiversary!
    But no entry, thanks...

  10. Happy Blogday! Vogue 1192 please :)

  11. Sometimes your words 'ignore the pattern envelope recommendations'are the best advice given. Your idea of making Vogue 1192 in a stretch is just so logical. Would love to win this pattern and give it a go...please pop my name into your competition...


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