Sunday, March 25, 2012

Woohoo! 16 followers

As of today I have 16 followers! To celebrate I am doing my first giveaway.This has the benefit of making all of you adore me for my kindness and generosity, and the secondary benefit of getting rid of crap, oops I mean decluttering my sewing dungeon. Believe me when I say this won't even make a dent.

First one. Three vintage patterns.  Yes, all three patterns are one giveaway.

Butterick 9309, size 12 bust 32, no date

McCalls 7349, size 14-16, Bust 34-36, dated 1964  

Simplicity 3965 Size 12, Bust 32  

Second one. An assortment of orange stuff. Some of it vintage. In appreciation of Tangerine Tango. 8-) Yes, all this can be inflicted upon you. What orangey goodness!



2 pkgs stretchable hem facing 2 1/2 yards each
2 pkgs stretchable seam binding 3 yards each, just so you know, these are fashionable, the label says so
1 pkg "Tidy Trim" bias tape 5 yards of size 5 ???
1 pkg single fold bias tape 2.75 meters
1 18" Talon nylon coil zipper in apricot
1 7" Lightning zipper in coral
2 5" orange zippers
1 7" orange zipper
1 17" orange zipper

Third one. My Favourite. All vintage or older.

The buttons are from J. C. Penney




1 card (not quite intact) of "Newey's World Famed Hooks & Loops, by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Mary-this is old!  Queen Mary was Queen Elizabeth's grandmother
1 card of British Snap Size 0- War Time Pack
1 card of British Snap Size 00-War Time Pack
3 cards of Penimaid Buttons-I think they are mother of pearl,  4 of the buttons are 3/4", 2 are 5/8"
1 intact card of 12 mother of pearl buttons-La Mode-these are beautiful 1/4" wide 1/2" long, these would be lovely framed for a sewing room.


If you want any or all of these, just leave me a comment what you would like to win. Yes, I will ship anywhere. I will draw names next Sunday, April 1st. April's Fool Day. Seems appropriate somehow.

Good luck!

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow :) Count me in! You've got some very nice vintage patterns there :)

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  2. Congrats on your increasing number of followers! Wish you many, many more too!

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  3. Love those buttons! I'm a sucker for vintage mother-of-pearl buttons.

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  4. OMG ME ME ME! Definitely for the patterns, buttons as second choice. I fear the orange stuff can find a better home than mine---it's a lovely colour. For other people.

    OMG I love those patterns. Especially the cowl-back view of the bottom one. Yes, they break my no-gathered-waists rule. Hush. :)

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  5. Oh goodness, what lovely packages! I would love any and all three! Although I'm not sure if I'd actually use any of the patterns, since they're too small for me and I'm not up to drafting a larger size yet. Better that go to someone who'd get more use out of it than me. So sign me up for either of the notions! (TANGERINE!!!)

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  6. I have been lusting after Simplicity 3965 which is how I found your blog. Now you are stuck with me. :-) what a great giveaway!

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  7. Ack! I would love any of them, but especially the buttons or the vintage notions!

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  8. Oh sign me up! My preference is for the patterns, but the other two are great give aways too.

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  9. Congrats on the followers! I'm just going to admire your goodies from afar, since I am not a vintage sewist. Loved your clown pants though!

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  10. You are so generous! Count me in, please...! Especially those gawg-uss patterns :)
    Did you think the care label was horrible?? I thought it was a scream!

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  11. yay! it's so fun to watch follower numbers increase, isn't it?
    I adore the patterns!!

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  12. I'd love to win either of the last two, please! :)

    These are great!

    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  13. Oh my goodness I'd lurve Butterick 96309 please!

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  14. Wow such a difficult choice. I love the orange themed notions but I'd have to go with the patterns as a first choice. Congrats on your growing blog. I am follower number 22!

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  15. Hello Elle C.

    I would like to win the orange stuff please. I have orange hair and would give them a good home :D

    Caffy aka Bundana

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  16. Just catching up on your blog - LOVE the vintage patterns. Though the busts are a wee bit small for this chickie!
    Bean

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