Monday, 4 February 2013

Sew Grateful Week Day 1 - Vintage Pattern Giveaway!

Welcome to day one of Sew Grateful week hosted by the awesome Debi of My Happy Sewing Place.  I started really reading her blog around the time she posted about this week and I loved the idea of it and knew immediately I wanted to take part.  It's such an awesome idea to give back to the online sewing community and although my blog isn't read by many people at present I like to think that the few who do get something out of it, in the way that I've done so from the many blogs that I follow.  Without this online community there would be many skills and ideas that I would never have thought of and such a lack of inspiration to keep me sewing at the rate I do!

Day 1 of Sew Grateful week is to host a giveaway to show your appreciation to the sewing community.  My giveaway is small but hopefully it will find a welcome new home.

These are two vintage patterns I've had in my stash for a while that I've never done anything with and I'd much rather than they went to someone who could use them as I don't see myself doing so.  Both are complete and in good condition.

The first is a simple dress by Maudella Patterns and from the browsing I've done online, dates back to the 1940's.  Maudella patterns was established in 1937 in West Yorkshire and set out to make fashionable patterns for home and professional dressmakers before being re-branded as New Look patterns that we know today.  It's sized as a 36" bust, 40" hip and has not instruction sheet but rather a short blurb on the front of the envelope.

The second is a Vogue pattern, which I've worked out to be from 1953 and is a bed jacket, however I'm sure in the right fabric could make a lovely summer/evening cape.  This is sized medium, marked 36-38 with a loose fit.

The giveaway will run until next Monday (11/02/2013) at 5pm and I have only one condition for entry; that is that you are a follower of my blog.  To enter simply leave a comment below with how you follow and email address so I can get in touch with you if you win!

I'd like to share my blog with a wider audience and hope that this week may be a way in which to do so.  I'm also hoping to find other smaller unknown blogs to follow and grow the community I can interact with.

Good Luck!

34 comments:

  1. Thank you... I am now a follower through sew grateful week! I love those patterns... would love to make them for pj's or maybe to lounge in on a relaxing sewing day :-) I am following by email since I have not yet started to blog... just beginning and just about to begin sewing my first item of clothing! Those are just wonderful patterns, thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Hey and thanks for following! These patterns would be awesome made into pj's, I just never got around to using them and felt they could definitely go to a better home! Blogging is a great way of keeping on track with projects and having a record of what you've made, I'd really recommend it! Good luck with your first project and be sure to let us know how you get on with it :)

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  2. I just love that dress and I'd love to be entered. I'm following you via GFC. You can drop me a line over at my blog, craftsanctuary.com if I win, or e-mail me ashley@craftsanctuary.com

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    1. Hey and thanks for following! I've just hit follow on your blog too! I love that poly in your giveaway, so I'm off to enter.

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  3. I love the look of that Maudella Pattern! Thanks for the giveaway. (Also like your new blog header!)

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    1. Thanks, the project I used for that fabric for is coming next week! I can't wait to post about it cause it's one of my favourites!

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  4. What a great giveaway! I am following through GFC :)
    maryallhandmade@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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    1. Hey, thanks for following! I've just hit follow on your blog too :)

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  5. Love the Maudella pattern. As a West Yorkshire girl originally (now in Australia) it would be lovely to have a little piece of history too! I'd never heard of them before. If I'm lucky enough to win my email is on my blog.
    Been following a while. Loved reading about your adventures in London!

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    1. I hadn't heard of Maudella either until I got that pattern and looked into it! It really is like a little piece of history.

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  6. Either pattern will be nice! Thank you very much!!
    My email: carlalissa35@hotmail.com
    I am following you via Google

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    1. Hey and thanks for Following! If you win, you'll win both so keep your fingers crossed!

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  7. following you,my bolg http://ladymideva.blogspot.com/,they look like lovely patterns,need a bed jacket

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    1. Hi and thanks for following! I'll go check out your blog!

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  8. Wow, those patterns are amazing! I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. I just read what you posted today and it really struck a chord. Good for you to follow your heart and do what you really want to do - I admire that! xox

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment and for following! I was a difficult thing to do but fortunately it's all worked out for the best!

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  9. I love those patterns, certainly I follow your blog, you sound like a lovely person.
    Nadine
    dangtryagain@msn.com

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  10. I am a new follower via Google Friend Connect. Thankyou for the giveaway!

    adamandjoleenbrown@gmail.com

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  11. I am new to your blog and your newest follower. I am glad to find your blog and look forward to reading your crafting adventures. Your layout is great although the font is a bit hard to manoeuvre. Have a lovely day.

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  12. Great giveaway, please count me in. I found you're blog today through Debi of My Happy Sewing place. Just started following you! I'm also hosting a giveaway as part of Sew Grateful week. Please take a look if you haven't already. :)
    -Emily

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    1. HI Emily, thanks for following! I popped over to your blog and have followed. The patterns in your giveaway are lovely, unfortunately too small for me, and I'm not great a grading up!

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    2. No worries, I'll be hosting another pattern giveaway in the future!
      -Emily

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  13. GFC follower :D
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Cheers!!

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  14. What lovely patterns - please count me in too! I found your blog via Debi's, and am now a new follower. My blog is www.upsewlate.blogspot.com and my email address is corbettgabrielle ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com. Oh and I'm running late with it but will try to host a Vogue patterns giveaway shortly.

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    1. Hey, thanks for following! I'll go and check out your blog just now, a vogue giveaway sounds exciting!

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  15. I adore both of those patterns. I found you through Debi's Sew Grateful giveaway post. Thanks so much for participating. I'm following you on blogger and can't wait to see what you make next!

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    1. Hey thanks for following! It's been such a great week, hasn't it? Off to check out your blog :)

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  16. Please count me in. I'd love a chance to win as i am a vintage pattern addict. Thanks.

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