Sunday, 3 November 2013

Pattern Give-away Time!

Can you believe that there are only fifty-seven more days until New Year's Eve?

I know! Crazy, isn't it. I thought it would be a good time to start planning for the upcoming holiday festivities with a pattern give-away. Well, actually two pattern give-aways.

You guys know the drill. Promise to give these patterns a good home, do not re-sell them but share them if you like. I ship internationally but remember that some European destinations it could take 4 to 6 weeks via Canada Post. It might be cutting it close for a new New Year's frock.  

I picked these two Butterick Retro patterns for the pattern give-away based on some beautiful versions I found on-line. I found them to be inspiring versions if you're interested in checking them out.

First up is Butterick 5603. This is an un-cut and un-opening multi-sized pattern (6-8-10-12). The pattern is rated "easy" and described as "[f]itted dresses A, B, C with flared skirt, below mid-knee, have lined bodice, princess seams and side zipper. A: bateau neckline with band and bow at upper and lower bodice edges. B: tie wrapped around each shoulder and knotted forms bow. C: bodice crosses at front and back."

Last year, Julia Bobbin made a festive version in red that she tweaked a bit to resemble Joanie's back buttoned dress from Mad Men. She did an amazing job to come up with one stunning dress, go on head over and have a peak.

Next up is Butterick 6582. This is also a un-cut and un-opened multi-sized pattern (sizes 12-14-16). This pattern is rated "average" and described as a "semi-fitted dress, mid-calf has gathered shoulders and back zipper. A: attached bow. A, B: straight, back vent. C: flared."

You must check out FullertonRegan's silk duponi version of this dress.

If you are interested in creating a holiday frock with one of these patterns just leave your name and tell me which one you want to be entered for B5603 or B6582. The lucky winners will be announced on Sunday, November 10th. (right after my morning coffee). Good luck!


  1. Love vintage patterns. I'd love to be entered for the 5603 pattern

  2. Wow, such lovely patterns! Enter me for the 6582, please (it's in my size). Thank you!

  3. Nice patterns! I haven't sewn with vintage patterns yet, but I could try my hands on 5603.

  4. Butterick 5603 looks breath taking ;)

  5. The 6582 would make a dramatic but modest little black dress. And it's in my size!
    Thank you for hosting such a timely giveaway.


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