Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vintage pattern giveaway #1 We have a winner!

Thanks for playing, everyone! Well, my first winner never responded to the announcement, so I've chosen a new winner from Random.org and it's #11! Congratulations, Sarah! She said she just gave away a pattern too, so this must have been meant to be.

I'm supposed to be cleaning out my sewing area in preparation for our future move. Let's just say it isn't going really well? Every time I unearth something I haven't seen in a while it gets me excited to make something! So now I have five or six projects cut out, sitting on the table.

I decided in order to expedite the process and be sure I don't keep all of this stuff for myself I'm going to do a giveaway-a-day. It sounds a little overwhelming, but I think if I set it all up weekly then maybe it'll go smoothly?

Most of the giveaways will be for vintage patterns, as I'm overflowing with them. Sometimes I'll throw a cut of fabric in the mix, or maybe some notions I need to thin out (I might have thirty zippers? Is that too many?).

If you're a quilter or craft-sew-er, don't be dismayed! I have hundreds of yards of quilting cottons in super cool prints so I'll probably de-stash a little there, too. I can see a cut of Heather Ross' blue dogs on the list. And orange ones.

If it's a pattern, my hope is that all the pieces are there even if it's been cut. I can't guarantee that, though! And I'll try to choose patterns that are of a size most women can work with (34-36-38).

If there's a style of pattern you're dying for, feel free to email me at heathertyfeatherty at gmail dot com and I'll search my stash. I do have two copies of a TO DIE FOR vintage Vogue designer pattern that will probably be the coup de gras, if you know what I mean.

For the inaugural giveaway, I present to you...

McCall's 4532 - Size 18 / Bust 38 - circa early sixties?

Marge, do you think this necklace is flattering on me?

Why yes, Susan, I do. And I just love your new gloves.

Oh, thank you. Walter bought them for me on holiday last

Hmm, I'm going to have to have a talk with Harold. Maybe if I
make his favorite pot roast tonight...

All you need to do in order to enter is leave a comment with your email address (you can use spaces to prevent spamming) by 9:00 p.m. CST today, Tuesday, April 6. I'll use random number generator to pick the winner tonight, and email them directly. You'll have to be willing to send me your mailing address. I'll ship anywhere in the world for free, isn't that cool?!

Sorry for the short notice on today's giveaway, the idea just came to me late this morning on a conference call!

OK, thanks ladies, and check back tomorrow for the next giveaway!

Good luck, happy entering!

**Edit - I just finished lining up the first five giveaways, and there's a lovely piece of fabric in the mix! So check back daily, if you have time.**


  1. My size, too, so please count me in

  2. Oh, that is lovely! Square necklines are totally underrated, I think.

    patterromany at gmail dot com

  3. That's a great pattern! I'm sorry you have to get rid of it, but so glad you're giving it away!

    jessica @ kusine . com

  4. Ooh, the pretty! I covet that neckline. It adds so much yet is so simple.

  5. Very lovely, especially v2!

    dv_cain at hotmail dot com

  6. meeeee!!! I want to make that dress! and the comments you leave on my blog are always so sweet.

  7. Nice pattern. I like the straight skirt version.

  8. is it terrible of me to enter a giveaway, when I just gave a pattern away this very morning? but..this one is MY SIZE!! So I think it's okay. I'm at sarah @ colorkitten . com

  9. Oooh, need!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  10. Love that stripey dress and it's just my size! Serendipity?


  11. Ohh ohh pick me pick me! I love it! MzLibra00@aol.com

  12. Wow, a awesome pattern give away and in a useable size! I'd love to win this :) I came over from Sew Retro and I'm glad I found your blog!

    Monkey31502 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  13. Lovely pattern! I'm at sewretro at hotmail dot com , looking forward to seeing what else you have to give away, I love freebies and competitions!

  14. Ooh, great idea and giveaway! I'll probably be stalking your blog from now on :D

    mona.vl87 @gmail.com

  15. I love the pattern. Good luck on your destash project. My email is sabresmom_1999@yahoo(dot)com

  16. great pattern!

    evilkatymonkey (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. Ooh, I just love a square neckline.


  18. Hi Heather, pick me, pick me...lol
    My email adress is robi06222000@yahoo.com
    check out my daughters blog on sew retro her name is Molly.

  19. fingers crossed!

    velvet_mirror (at) tlen.pl

  20. very pretty! i want to win it!

    jodiwodes (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Love. That. Pattern!!

    kidsideup ( at ) gmail dot com ;)

  22. I love the pencil skirt dress!

    frankensteinsbride1313 @ gmail . com

  23. Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. Cute pattern - came here from Sew Retro. ltscharp at gmail.

  25. that's such a pretty pattern! smiley.face1992@hotmail.com

  26. I love the pattern, but I love your made up conversation even more! Thanks for hosting a series of great giveaways :)


  27. Why Edith, I love the sleeves on your dress, they keep your batwings under control dahling!

    Would LOOOOVVVEEE this pattern. sweetmollymac@gmail.com

  28. The neckline is fabulous ~ Thanks for offering the giveaways:) jackievb (at) verizon (dot) net

  29. Lovely neckline! Don't know whether I'm still within the timeframe (it's already Wednesday a.m. here in the UK), but just in case...

  30. I like this pattern!

    quilters r @ peoplepc dot com

  31. Oh my gosh! It's so cute.

    My email address is unminuit @ gmail.com

    Thanks for having this giveaway!


  32. It's adorable! I really hope that whoever wins it posts a photo of the finished dress to the internet somewhere.

    stef at knitthehellup dot com.

  33. Fun! lyresvega at yahoo dot com

  34. Wow. Thanks! Helen

    helen at helenmade dot com

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  36. I hope I'm not late...count me in.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

  37. i hope i'm not late - love it! would love to win....