Monday, 7 July 2014

Pattern Give-Away!

Do you want to give McCall's 8823 a try? Okay, just bare with me for a moment. Despite all the drama that I documented this weekend around sewing this dress,

It truly is a lovely pattern. 

This is why I'm putting it up for the give-away. When I first made it in my younger days it came together without any issues. I only had to shorten the length. But this second time around when I went up more than a few sizes I forgot that I grew horizontally and shrunk an inch vertically. Those were my issues, not the pattern's issues. This is a great dress pattern.  

The description from the pattern envelope:
Misses' Unlined Dress, Lined Tunic and Lined Pants:  Pullover sleeveless slim fitting dress has mock back wrap, fitted tunic with straps has princess seams, front darts, side slits and back zipper, pants with front and back darts have waistband with side zipper closure and side slits.
I have three different pattern sizes to choose from, size 6, 14 or 16. The size 16 dress pattern is cut. The other garment pattern pieces are not. 

So here is the deal. I will give away one pattern, your choice in size just promise not to sell it, give it a good home, use it, share it and enjoy it. Oh, and leave a comment  below stating what size you would like and I will draw for the pattern on Thursday, July 10th. I will ship internationally.  

Happy Sewing!


  1. Why is it I covet all your patterns? This would make a wonderful dress for a wedding I am attending.

  2. Lovely pattern, if I win I would like the size 14 please :)

  3. Such a shame that this has not worked for you this time around, because, as you say, it is a truly lovely pattern!

    1. Oops - I was reading through my blog backlog starting with the most recent, and have just come to your last post and find it DID work for you! Hurrah - it looks great!

  4. Like Carolyn above, I'd love to try this for a dress for a wedding that I've got coming up. I'd like the size 16, if my name is chosen. It's very elegant!

  5. I love the top version and would love it in size 14; if I end up doing the dress I can adapt for my large sized hips.

  6. Oh I love this pattern!! I'd love to make it for a wedding in Sept. outside and I can see it in navy linen, purls, silver strap y wedge....won't I look cute! Size 16 PLEASE


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