Vintage Patterns :: A Giveaway CLOSED

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”!  Yeah, you can thank me later for getting a Christmas jingle stuck in your head.

But really, it is the most wonderful time of the year!  Mostly because it is Christmastime…but also because it’s GIVEAWAY DAY!  Over at Sew Mama Sew, hundreds of ladies (and maybe a man or two) are giving away handmade items or supplies.

I debated what I wanted to giveaway…what was something special I have to offer?  I am amazingly blessed with vintage patterns.  The thrift store by me has an enormous collection of vintage patterns, fully intact with all the pattern pieces.  And I know not everyone has such easy access to such great patterns!

So I bring to you today, a couple of my favorite patterns that I have sewn up many times.  And I’d love to give them away to you!  I have one girl’s patterns and one women’s pattern, all going to one lucky reader!

Butterick 4831

First is Butterick 4831 in size 12.  I have sewn this pattern 3 times, and it is great!  This is actually the pattern that I sewed my first zip fly with.  And I love the notes from the previous pattern owner on it!  (She even added a little pattern modification, which I followed, making the fly a breeze to sew.)  Here are a few pics of the shorts that I have sewn with this pattern, sizing it down to fit Sweet Pea, and sizing it up to fit me!

floral cuffed shorts Upholstery  Shorts The next pattern is for a women’s dress, Simplicity 5676 in a size 10.

Simplicity 5676 This pattern is great too.  When I first sewed this, I thought maybe I didn’t need to add all of the darts in this pattern, but surprisingly those darts are needed (who would have thought)!  Here’s a pic of this pattern all sewn up….love this dress!  (Wore it yesterday to church.)

Knit Sheath Dress So, you are entering to win these two patterns (not the sewn garments).

pattern giveaway Want to know the giveaway rules?

Simply leave a comment telling me what is your favorite time of year!

One comment per person.

GIVEAWAY runs from today through December 13, 2013, 5 pm PST.   One winner will be chosen and announced!  My fingers are crossed for you!

Thanks for entering…this giveaway is NOW CLOSED!

  • Louisa S.

    Autumn is my favorite time of year, but now that it’s passed I’m looking forward to spring! (although, first snow is always lovely too..)

  • I love it when patterns come with previous owner notes! It is definitely some of the charm you miss out on with the electronic patterns!

    I use to be solid in the Fall camp- but lately I’ve been thinking I may just be a summer girl after all!

  • This is my favorite time of year for sure. So magical and beautiful. Love the way your creations turned out by the way. Those shorts look awesome!

  • I love all times of the year, I love the start of every season!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stacy Alfano

    I love Fall! Halloween is my favorite Holiday!

  • April

    I love vintage patterns! Thanks for the opportunity. And I love Spring the most. New things growing, still some rain, not too hot. Just perfect!

  • Chiska

    I’d have to say this is my favorite time of year in a tie with the Fall.

  • since we live in the heart of europe, summer is my favorite season, when it’s warm and lush in the evenings, and good for light summer dresses…

  • Cal

    Love the Butterick 4831! My favorite season used to be summer, but now it is a toss between spring, for the hope, and fall, for the fod.

  • The first snow .. can’t beat that .. ok maybe you can with strawberries or a good raspberry harvest … but the first snow is “specialer” …

  • My favourite time of the year is Thanksgiving (which is in October in Canada). The harvest colours, the cool (but not freezing) air and bright blue skies…. And the food! I could go for that all year. 🙂

  • charlotte l

    Love the shorts. Perfect for Fall in Ga, my favorite. Thanks

  • Super adorable shorts, love those dresses too! My favorite… right now! I love winter, snow, Christmas, hiking around in the woods, chickadees, I love it all.

  • lynn

    i love love love fall.

  • jo

    I love a long, colourful (hopefully warm!) fall.

  • Kate


  • I love September. It feels so peaceful.

  • Emilyplays in WA

    I love Spring when the trees start to bloom.

  • Kerry

    I love late summer as it tips into Autumn. Love the dress you made, it is a beautifully fitting shape!

  • Linda

    Cool vintage patterns. My favorite time of year is fall. I love the crisp air and the wonderful colors in nature. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Julia Perucca

    My favorite time of the year is the rainy season. Love to sew watching and hearing the drops. Thanks and best wishes from Argentina!

  • Susan Paxton

    My favorite time of the year is spring…a rebirth of most everything occurs.

  • maddie

    Spring time in the Northeast,sd thanks!

  • Taryn

    My favorite is summertime. A time of year that has been associated with so many childhood memories HAS to be my favorite. I’m sure I’m not the only one!

  • melinda t

    I love summer!

  • Karrie Smith

    I like fall. Thanks I love the dress pattern!

  • Stephanie

    I love spring and fall both. I love the weather in general, but it is mostly that so much change happens in both seasons.

  • Rachel

    I love summer. Picnics, my birthday, swimming and tans… whats not to love?!?!

  • I love fall the best, but the Christmas season is wonderful too! 🙂

  • I think I don’t have a life… I actually remember all of these projects! I am so sad hahaha

  • I love the time around May 🙂

  • Spring is my favorite time of the year. I can get out in the yard and dig in the dirt.

  • sangeetha

    I love Summer – the whole season

  • Heather in VA

    I love Fall in Virginia. So pretty and cool.

  • I love the colors and temperature of autumn here!

  • Winter, I love being cold outside and snuggly inside! Your dress is beautiful!

  • I like the days between Boxing Day and NYE inclusive. Everyone is still in holiday mode but the stress of organising Christmas, exchanging gifts etc has passed. Its also usually good weather here, hot enough for some trips to our favourite hidden beach for a swim.

  • Jo

    My favourite season is definitely fall, but unfortunately it only lasts a few weeks here 🙁

  • Sierra

    My favorite time of year is summer because I love wearing flip flops!

  • Hueisei

    I love Christmas time 🙂

  • Marilyn Tucker

    I love Spring when my gardens start to grow again!

  • I love summer…

  • Loretta Aymond

    My favorite time of the year was always Fall when I was growing up, I enjoyed raking the leaves with my father, and the smell of burning wood. But now that I have had my own gardens for many years now, I am a Spring person! I can’t wait to see the Crocus’s in my garden blooming, because then I know even if we get more snow, it won’t stay long and all of the gardens are coming to life! 🙂

  • Dana

    I love the fall – when it just starts to get crisp in the mornings – its the best!

  • Gisel-la


  • I really like all of the seasons, but I think my favorite is fall. I love soup, and it’s always nice to get back to cooking at eating soup after a hot summer.

  • gali katz

    I love the holidays.
    thank you for the giveaway.

  • Anytime that we are off from work and school and get to spend lots of family time together.

  • Anabel

    Autumn with grapes on my vineyard…

  • Winter is my favorite season, when it’s snow.Good luck to everyone because whoever wins it is sure to love it.

  • LizM

    I love summer! Love the fabrics and the kids clothes 🙂

  • Debra Neiman

    Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • vera

    hmm hard to choose between autumn and Christmas time. i guess autumn wins as it is football season and also when i got married!

  • KeriCan

    HOT summer!

  • Lauren

    My favorite season is summer. I love being out in the sunshine. It’s a time for barbecues, hanging out by the pool, sundresses and as many trips to the beach as I can get in (I’m about 4 hours away).

  • Tatiana

    all the seasons are great.. it’s so difficult to choose.. maybe autumn..!

  • Nothing beats Spring and the colors of it.

  • Summer