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Sew Grateful February

February 7, 2012

Do you know how great the online sewing community is? You’re reading this, so of course you do! Debi is hosting another Sew Grateful Week, as she is a dear. I’m breaking the rules a bit, mainly because I didn’t realize there were specific days to post specific categories. Whoopsy!

I’ve definitely been feeling the sewing love of late. All your sweet and funny comments are so appreciated! The crazy talented Erica recently featured my Branch Division dress on her blog. She is a total inspiration when it comes to upcycling and doing more with less, so color me very flattered. Thanks so much, Erica!

As you may know, I’m trying to de-stash, unclutter and be a more conscientious seamster. I’ve been sewing a ton from my fabric and pattern stash, and upcycling as I go.  I really like the making something from nothing side of sewing. Don’t you?!

As a little thank you, I’m offering up your choice of vintage pattern from my Etsy de-stash shop. Feeling the 70s love? *The only rule is there are no rules. I’d love to see what you make, but of course I can’t really track you down and demand a garment :) I’ll ship anywhere, so just leave a comment w/email & let me know what pattern speaks to your inner Mary Tyler Moore.

*Okay, so there’s one rule. Comment by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, February 14


42 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2012 11:54 am

    Being so new to the online sewing blog community, I am overwhelmed at the amazing spirit and the amount of information I’ve been fortunate enough to experience in such a short time :)

    I love all your vintage patterns, but I feel most drawn to Simplicity 9221 and 8181. I promise if i win, to make and blog about it next on my list! And if I don’t win and no one snatches these up…. i might just buy them anyway ;)

  2. February 7, 2012 11:58 am

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway ! Sewing folk are the bomb. please count me in, love love love Simplicity 9221, but I also like Simplicity 8181 :-) Thanks again ! xx

  3. February 7, 2012 12:15 pm

    Nice patterns! I am commenting just to say thanks for the giveaway, but please don’t include me. I have too many patterns unsewn and am trying so hard not to add to my collection. Lavender, there is a special cake recipe on my blog today which I think you might love. :-)

  4. Emily permalink
    February 7, 2012 12:39 pm

    Groovy! I’m kind of digging 8408.

  5. February 7, 2012 12:50 pm

    I’m loving Simplicity 9501! Shirt dresses are fantastic.

  6. February 7, 2012 1:06 pm

    I’m with Symondezyn, 9221 caught my eye right away.
    We are fortunate to have such a great community, aren’t we?

  7. February 7, 2012 1:10 pm

    I would make the hell out of Simplicity 9501. Just make it all day. Make it on up. Yeah. That’s how I do it.

    I also have a mental picture of you actually hunting people down and making them sew the pattern while you watch. Which would be amazing. I would totally watch a show like that. Just saying.

  8. February 7, 2012 1:31 pm

    I’m loving:

    Thanks for hosting this! I’m crossing my fingers that I win :)

  9. February 7, 2012 3:30 pm

    I love McCalls 2818 – great pattern cover and a fun 70s silhouette. Thanks!

  10. February 7, 2012 5:38 pm

    fabby giveaway! :)

  11. Tina permalink
    February 7, 2012 7:38 pm

    This is wonderful. I’m new to this whole sewing blog thing and am frequently overwhelmed by the online sewing communities graciousness and kindness.

    Please enter me for this one:

  12. February 7, 2012 8:03 pm

    Woohoo! 70s patterns! I’d definitely share my make with you if I were to win. Oh, and congrats on the Sew Weekly feature today! A good day to be grateful.

  13. Regina permalink
    February 8, 2012 12:22 pm

    I like Simplicity 5530, thanks for a great giveaway! Love your Branch Division dress!

  14. February 8, 2012 12:39 pm

    Simplicity 8706 please!

  15. Rebekah Stockton permalink
    February 8, 2012 2:00 pm

    I love simplicity 8181.

  16. February 8, 2012 2:55 pm

    Ooh, I’d love Simplicity 9501 please!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  17. Holly S. permalink
    February 8, 2012 3:21 pm

    This one I would rock like it was 1979. Seriously.

  18. Marchelle permalink
    February 8, 2012 3:29 pm

    Simplicity 6525!

    So great!


    • Marchelle permalink
      February 8, 2012 3:30 pm

      oh! marchelle.malone@gmail com

  19. February 8, 2012 4:15 pm

    The 1970s Simplicity 5530 brings out my inner char lies angle ! LOve it

  20. February 8, 2012 4:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to own the Simplicity 9346 pattern.

    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

  21. Linda Oldham Burns permalink
    February 8, 2012 5:17 pm

    Simplicity 9346 certainly called my name!! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  22. February 8, 2012 6:41 pm

    Ohhh i just starting to digging about the blogging community, what can i say it is that it’s soooo inspiring! And that i’m turning quite obsessed about sewing these time!

    For the giveaway if i had a chance to win, the Simplicity 9346 is catching my eyes, i want to do a tunic for my aunt in blue (her fav color!) since hum 2/3 months and last week i found a very cheap (5 euros for 3 meters!) linen/viscose fabric in blue, haaa as soon as i got home i checked my few sewing pattern hoping i would found out a pattern to suit my ideas but … i started sewing last june so i have one burda and a beginner sewing book ho crap! Anyway the lines of that Simplicity tunic are what i was searching, close to the upper body and larger at the bottom, rounded neck and short sleeves! Looking like 70’s but also reminding a bit India clothing, my aunt loves Asia!

  23. February 8, 2012 8:06 pm

    I think I really like the Simplicity 9501 pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. February 8, 2012 9:15 pm

    Ohhh I really like 8408! I love jumpers!
    Great giveaway, thanks!

  25. { jessica } permalink
    February 8, 2012 9:16 pm

    Oooh. my favorite is the Simplicity 9501 :]

  26. February 8, 2012 9:38 pm

    Oooh my favorite decade. I’ve been having fun made some 70’s things for my girls, besides myself. Simplicity 7368 looks fun.

  27. Teresa permalink
    February 9, 2012 7:04 am

    the Simplicity 6850 definitely caught my eye- the go anywhere indeed!

  28. Maria permalink
    February 9, 2012 2:20 pm

    First of all I have to say I like what you ‘Now Playing’. Purple Rain is awesome!
    Thank you so much for the Giveaway. Lots of lovely choices but I think the Simplicity 9501 is great and something that I could probably make in a weekend and be wearing on Monday.

  29. February 9, 2012 4:06 pm

    Ah! I really hope I win! This would be my very first vintage pattern to tackle. :) I am somewhat of a beginner, and think that Simplicity 5546 would be perfect for me! This ’60’s shape is just darling.

    I’m Sew Grateful for the Sew Grateful week! I just love it when I discover new sewing blogs such as yours, and without Sew Grateful I never would have found your lovely nook here on the blogosphere! :)

  30. Sara permalink
    February 9, 2012 4:47 pm

    Simplicity 8408! I’m Sew Grateful for this giveaway ;-)

  31. Rachel C. permalink
    February 9, 2012 9:10 pm

    Both the mini shirtdress and the 60’s shift dress with boatneck are fantastic and in my size. Score! I’ve got a piece of fabric waiting for the shift dress.

  32. February 9, 2012 10:46 pm

    Love 8181! Thanks!

  33. Kat H permalink
    February 10, 2012 4:22 am

    Simplicity 8408 is super cute. What’s not to love about a pussy bow blouse and jumper?! Thanks for the chance to be in to win. :-)

    macska at gmail dot com

  34. February 10, 2012 5:28 am

    Mmmm I just love this one!

    Close enough to the 60s for my taste, in my size and look at that double bust dart detail! I would make this up in a plain fabric, maybe a nice aqua, and raise the hem just an inch or two! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!

  35. Nicole Ritchie permalink
    February 11, 2012 12:11 am

    I love Simplicity 9346! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Anjomo permalink
    February 11, 2012 8:34 am

    I would love to make Simplicity 9221. Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  37. Kim permalink
    February 12, 2012 10:09 pm

    This is a fantastic give away! I think that the Simplicity 9346 is Great! I’d love try it out.

  38. tiara permalink
    February 13, 2012 12:50 am

    how generous of you, I am in the midst of trying to accumulate a stash haha thanks for [potentially] helping me out =]
    I had a hard time choosing between the Simplicity 9501 and the Simplicity 6850 but I think 9501 has won.
    thanks so much

  39. February 14, 2012 11:24 pm

    thanks for the giveaway. i actually loooove 70s patterns. I think the 70s are a little neglected in the vintage pattern sewing world. I like the variety of Simplicity 6525.

  40. February 15, 2012 12:22 am

    Greetings from the future (no seriously I’m in your tomorrow right now). I’m not in need of any patterns but just thought I’d comment to say thanks for hosting this giveaway. I’m hosting one at my blog too and you’re welcome to enter. Have an awesome day.

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