Monday, 1 July 2013

Summer Sewing Pattern Giveaway

I try not to keep hold of things I am not going to use any more. Like most people trying to reduce clutter, it is very much a work in progress. Books, magazines and patterns (basically, any form of printed paper!) I seem to become attached to and they can frequently be found arranged in artful piles around the house. Apart from being an eyesore, someone else might enjoy looking at some of these things, which I realise but it's slow going reducing the piles. I am inclined to re-read everything before I pass it on, and to be frank I am not going to live that long. My biggest success so far has been with home furnishing sewing books. I am not going to sugar coat this - I hate sewing curtains etc. because they are basically huge squares, and I will only do so if I have to, so FIVE books on sewing home furnishings was somewhat excessive and taking up valuable book shelf! I have donated four and kept the most comprehensive one for next time I have to cover a window.

It's in this spirit I am offering the patterns below to anyone who would like them. They are either too small for me now or I don't think I will use them.

UK Sizes 8,10, 12 - tops for wovens

UK Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 , classic shell tops/ evening wear - for wovens

UK sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 - casual bottoms for wovens - UPDATE  - DISPATCHED

UK sizes 6 - 16 - pretty summer dresses with bodice choice for wovens

burdastyle magazine issue 5/2012 for snaps of styles see below - UPDATE  -  DISPATCHED




All new in factory folds from smoke free home etc. Will ship anywhere. Closing date 31st July 2013. Any unclaimed patterns will be donated.

As I have a small (yet cherished) blog readership I will be going with first come first served again. Just leave a comment below with whatever pattern tickles your fancy and I will post it to you whenever I can get to the post office.

Happy sewing, 'til next time!

10 comments:

  1. Hi - this is such a nice and generous idea (I may steal it if/when I have more followers!) Having said then that I ought to be getting rid of patterns from my stacks, I'm tempted to throw my hat into the ring and express an interest in the top Butterick pattern. On one hand I need to stop making straightforward woven tops, on the other hand if I'm ever going to make inroads into my fabric stash this is exactly the kind of pattern to help! Thank you!

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    1. I would love to send you the pattern. If it might see some use, it's not clutter! Email your address to phillylincoln@gmail.com and I will send it to you! Thanks!

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  2. I've been dying to try out a Burda magazine. You are so thoughtful to giveaway what you no longer use - it is so hard to part with sewing things!

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    1. Fabulous! Email your address to phillylincoln@gmail.com and I will send it along. I wonder if you will like it, have fun!

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  3. This is inspiring! I think I need to host a pattern giveaway as well. I chuckled when you said that you weren't going to live long enough to re-read all of your treasured books, magazines and patterns - it would probably take me a lifetime to try out all the patterns I currently own.

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  4. That's exactly what I have got around to thinking recently. I just need to recognise what I am really likely to use. Also I have been thinking about identifying good base patterns and trying to make them in different ways (like change the collar, colour block it etc.) and in addition maybe make one or two special pieces to cover more formal occasions - I think that might work for me.

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  5. Argh! Missed out on the Burda Mag :(. Next time !

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  6. What a great giveaway - I will jump in with a request for simplicity 2258, unless it has already gone. :)

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    1. It's yours! Email your address to phillylincoln@gmail.com and I will send it out!

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  7. Dang! missed out on the Burda magazine!! I love these with a passion! I laughed at your description of piles of stuff "artfully" arranged about the house! Sounds like my place too ;)

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