Giveaway: Vintage Patterns from She’ll Make You Flip

26 Dec

First up, a big thanks for all your comments on my last post. The outpouring of support I received was much-needed and absolutely appreciated. The good news: Dad made it home for Christmas! That alone was by far the best part of the day πŸ™‚ so thanks again, everyone, for your prayers and positive thoughts. Love you all!

Dad's finally home! Best Christmas present ever

Now, I don’t know about y’all, but for me, the day after Christmas means I’m doing two things:
1. Laying on the middle of the floor, basking in the glow of all my gifts surrounding me in a circle; and/or
2. Sitting at the computer, trying to frantically spend my Christmas money before it burns a hole through my wallet

While I can’t help you with #1 (I mean, if you were bad, that’s totally your fault and no one is feeling sorry for you today), I can help you with #2. Or, rather, She’ll Make You Flip sure can!

She’ll Make You Flip is a shop that specializes in sewing patterns – vintage patterns from the 20s-70s, and modern out of print patterns. They will also occasionally offer a smattering of sewing magazines, embroidery and needlework transfers, fabrics, laces and trims as they become available. Honestly, I probably have enough vintage patterns in my stash to bury myself in should I need to, but that doesn’t stop me from browsing the offerings in this shop and playing pick-the-best, which is my favorite game by the way.

McCall 4118

McCall 4115
Like these two WWII era shirtwaist dresses. GET IN MY LIFE, Y’ALL.

McCall 4448
Two piece 1940s dress? Check.

McCall 7646
Late 40s classy lady dress with fancy detailing at the bodice? You got it!

Vogue 5630
Ok, I’ll drag myself out of the 40s but first get a load of this – ! That zig-zag colorblocking is amazing.

McCall 3151
I love love love the strong shoulders on this 30s career jacket. I don’t say this too often, but that shit is smart as fuck.

Simplicity 3708
1950s more your bag? No worries, I got ya! Check out this shirtwaist – quite a bit different from the 1940s models above, yeah?

McCall 8484
This little collared dress is just asking to be made up in a fun striped cotton.

McCall 8646
This swing coat is just killing me – look at the lady on the right with the popped collar. She’s so smug, and yet I don’t blame her one bit.

Butterick 5655
I think this casual little 60s dress looks like the comfiest thing ever.

McCall 5603
Or one could be the opposite of comfy in this, but look fierce as all get out.

Simplicity 5900
I’m suddenly dying to channel my inner Elizabeth Taylor with this incredible caftan.

McCall 3246
Or just go all-out hippy with this fabulous maxi dress. Look at that thing! That’s a dress that’s begging to be lived in all summer long.

McCall 4182
But what I’m honestly, REALLY loving most are these 70s FOOTIE PAJAMAS. YOU GUYS. I WANT THESE SO BAD I CAN’T BREATHE.

Now that I’ve gotten you all excited, I have a present for one of you! She’ll Make You Flip has generously offered a $25 store credit to one lucky winner! Yay! To enter, all you need to do is visit the shop and leave a comment letting me know what pattern you’d choose if you’re the winner. That’s it! This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and I will close the entries at Wednesday, 1/1/14 at 8AM CST.

If you’ve already found your dream pattern and can’t bear the thought of it becoming the One That Got Away, you can use the coupon code LLADYBIRD20 to get 20% off your purchase through the end of 2013. Yes! Go spend that Christmas money before it sets itself on fire!

Good luck!

141 Responses to “Giveaway: Vintage Patterns from She’ll Make You Flip”

  1. Nothy Lane December 26, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I would buy Simplicity 1880 (on page 7) described as a “Lovely Sheath Dress with Back Panel and Detachable Collar”. I love buttons on dresses and this one looks like you could wear it to the office or casually. I love the train on the one drawing too. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck everyone.

    • Louise December 27, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      McCall 5955

  2. sullivan1970 December 26, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Vogue 5874 for me!

  3. annekecaramin December 26, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I would get this cape pattern:

    It would just look epic. Hah!

  4. Lynn December 26, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Two things. First, I am happy for your family that your father is doing so well! Quite a blessing!

    Second, OMG, Lauren, I had those footie jammies in the 1970s when I was a young teenager! Thanks for the blast from the past!

    • Candie December 27, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      Me too! also made the dresses right above the jammies too! I must have been the coolest kid making all of my clothes in high school and didn’t even realize it!

  5. Hester December 26, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Oh, so many gorgeous patterns! The McCall 8247 ( would be gorgeous made in a satin-backed crepe, with the centre panel using the satin side for a bit of subtle contrast, I would wear the hell out of that!

  6. Heather Turner December 26, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    First off! Your work is out of this world…it has inspired me to learn more πŸ™‚ I am as noob as they get!! Anyway, I couldn’t just pick one…I love Simplicity 1942-Sheath and Cape and also MCall 4382…I would love to make baby clothes πŸ™‚ Merry Xmas!

  7. vinthillvintage December 26, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I have a crush on sinplicity 2574 from the 50s. I’m such a vintage pattern lover i will always add to my personal stash until it burries me spontaneously one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. hollylewis December 26, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I am in love with this one: “1940’s Dress Pattern – McCALL 6904 – Lovely, Feminine Shirtdress with Gathered Bodice – Circa 1947 – UNCUT, Factory-Folded”

  9. Candi Andi December 26, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I love so many, but I think my selection would be the McCall’s 8720-1950’s Vintage Sewing Pattern – 1951 Side Buttoned Sheath Dress. I ❀ the off center buttons and square neckline. I would also probably make the top then sew snaps on the inside of the bottom hem so I can make a long skirt (as pictured) with opposite snaps on the outside of the top hem and either a short skirt or shorts in the same material so I can be a super slutty sally after the business day is done.

  10. dina December 26, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I love love love mccall 8484 and would make that in a heartbeat!

  11. Jill || Made with Moxie December 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Vogue 8827 is such an awesome dress. That huge 70s collar is epic

  12. ThreadTime December 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow! Has she increased her stock? I found so many more patterns than last time I visited. And the 40’s and 50’s jackets are just awesome. I love #8646 above (totally agree with your picks, by the way), but I may like McCall’s 6638 even better. And the Princess Grace Wedding Dress pattern is just beautiful. Then there’s the men’s ’40’s sport shirt pattern (McCall 7906) that is exactly what I’ve been looking for. And most of them in the sizes I need. Too many to chose a favorite!

  13. Rebecca Silva December 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow! What a nice surprise to have this great shop on Etsy and an awesome discount and giveaway to boot! Thank you! I’d love to win McCall’s 8484 or McCall’s 8381! I already have my fabrics picked out lol! Fingers crossed!!

  14. blancapate December 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    I am so in love with the 1960’s SPADEA DESIGNER Pattern N-1255 – 1964 Cocktail Dress. I think the β€œMad Men Era” description totally won me over with this one. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!

    By the way, so glad to hear your Dad was able to make it home for the holidays!! My family went through the same thing a couple of years ago, and I know how stressful it can be to see your parent in the hospital. Prayers for him and for your family in the New Year!!

  15. Jamie December 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    OMG I actually MADE that maxi dress when I was in high school (WAYYYY back in the late 90s!). This was about the same time I made a pair of bell bottoms and matching A-line mini skirt from one of my grandma’s old hippie tablecloths using a similarly fabulous (now vintage) pattern. My mom still has this maxi dress pattern – it was originally used to make bridesmaid dresses for my aunt’s wedding sometime in the 70s.

  16. Noreen December 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    I’d pick McCall 3246! Love the empire waist.

  17. Rachael December 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    So glad to hear about your father. What a relief that must be.

    I’d choose that 40’s tabbed day dress. Just gorgeous, love how the sleeves work.

  18. Dorothy Smith December 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    So thankful your Dad got to come home for Christmas!

    Hmm…I would purchase the 1940’s Hollywood 1860 Princess Frock with Shaped Collar. I might try making it in silk crepe, although it would be really fun in wool.

  19. bunny December 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    wow, either one of the two 40s shirtdresses you posted above are screaming at me to take them home. right. now!

  20. Caitlyn Myers December 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    I don’t know why, but I got stuck on McCall’s 9597, a c.1968 dress, jumper, and blouse pattern. I don’t even know if this would look good on me, but I want that one, darn it all!

    So glad to hear your dad made it home for Christmas. Enjoy basking amidst your gifts–if I win, you’ll probably find me doing the same with my own happy pile of stuff… πŸ™‚

  21. conniya December 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Ooh, I like 1952 Sleeveless Summer Blouse, 1953 Sheath Dress with Kimono Sleeve, and the swing coat pictured here.

  22. Jenni Summers Reay December 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Wow, it’s a tie between the 4119 dresses pattern and the footie pajamas. I’m thinking of an endless supply of those footie pajamas. I’m sure my husband would be so excited! Ha!

  23. Le Papillon December 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    So hard to pick up only one pattern but I would say this so cute dress : Thanks for this giveaway !

  24. Erika December 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    I would pick McCalls 9597 or McCalls 3188.

  25. Becky December 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    I am thrilled your dad got home for Christmas! Hooray! I have already spent money at this shop, so you are a bad influence, girl!

  26. Anonymous December 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    My brain is going crazy over all the cute outfits that could be made with Butterick 9597 from the 60s

  27. Lana December 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    My great grandmother made my parents a set of matching footie pajamas for christmas right after they were married in 1976. They had trap doors and everything! My mom and dad, who loved her dearly, didn’t know what to say. Mom said that they never ever wore them, and I’ve always wondered what happened to them.

  28. Mary December 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Oh my! I would have to choose McCall’s 8484, that dress is screaming my name (or am I just screaming for that dress!!) – and in my size too…but I also love Butterick 5655…choices choices πŸ˜‰

  29. marie-marie December 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    oh wow ! xmas worldwide giveway, i can’t beleive it ! it would definitly be super christmas if I won something, I never ever won anything in giveaways or else.
    So… I have a big crush on the McCall 3246 summer dress, it’s really cool and fashionable, and a summer dress allows to find plenty of time from now on to start sewing and be ready with the right dresse with the right weather. Please give-away-fairy, make something happen !

  30. Jana December 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Noooo, don’t you go and tempt me!!!!!
    I love Simplicity 5086 and it’s even my size! Want, want, want!

  31. auntychacha December 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Totally vogue 7918 from the 1950s… Love the bodice detail!

  32. Felisha H December 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I’d love McCalls 3246. It’s super cute!

  33. Rachel December 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I would LOVE this 1940’s peplum jacket! Would have to learn to size it up… because my bust is a little bigger than 30″!

    Thank you and I’m glad you had a Merry Christmas!

  34. Shelley December 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Love the simplicity 5068. What is that weird dog/fox animal on the girls’ coat pattern?

  35. Jen December 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Thanks, please enter me in the She’ll Make You Flip giveaway! Great collection of patterns – I’m really torn between McCalls 8462 summer dress and the swing coat, 8646. Happy holidays!

  36. Sally December 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Thanks for a chance to win a classic shirtdress. There are five I waaaaaaaant!!

  37. Anne W December 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    There are loads of cute patterns, but this is definitely one on my list:

  38. Jill December 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m not usually a 70s fan, but Simplicity 5911 needs to happen. Now.

  39. Lisa S December 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I love Simplicity 6680; I’ve been dying for a cool cape pattern!

  40. Katarina December 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I’d actually chose the swingcoat you’ve showed but the 1950’s Vogue Sewing Pattern – VOGUE 8458 – 1954 Day Dress with Built Up Neckline and Flared Skirt also caught my eye.

  41. Olivia December 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I’d get SIMPLICITY 2574. Scalloped neckline, cute little short sleeves and a full skirt. It’s PERFECT! x

  42. Ellen December 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Butterick 3206 for sure. Delightful lines!

  43. Katie December 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Mcalls 8484 has to come to my house in fact I might just be pushed into buying it.

  44. Nicole S. December 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    I like this 1940’s Day dress with the pleats and the sleeves:

  45. LadyxBec December 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I REALLY like the Grace Kelly style wedding gown, but I fear I would never do it justice so I’m going for Simplicity 4124. Come on, it comes with accessories people. I can totally see myself rocking that sweet pillbox hat

  46. Brianne Matlage December 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    McCalls 9597. LOVE that vintage jumper!

  47. jackienj December 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    I love the caftan pattern.

  48. Jamie H December 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I love vintage patterns! All the extra details that were added to them made them so wonderful! My favorite pattern is the Butterick 5655. It looks super comfy and cute!

  49. Meri December 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I love this 1950s dress with a shawl collar and the slim skirt option –
    I’ve never used a vintage pattern before, but I’d love to finally try!

  50. Megan R December 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Those footie pajamas are amazing! I think I would choose Vogue 5874.

  51. Melanie December 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I’d definitely get McCall’s 8247 — I love the detailing in the front.

  52. oonaballoona December 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    yes patterns… but most of all… YES. DAD!

  53. SeamstressErin December 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    So many to choose from! Got my eye on McCalls 6605 since I get to sew myself a wedding dress this year!!!

  54. Caitlin December 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    So many to choose from! I love the blouses in McCall 8359 & Vogue 7650. However, I also always love some good scalloped edges as in Simplicity 2574!

  55. MsDarling December 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    So pleased your Dad made it home for xmas πŸ™‚

    What a great shop, with so many cute patterns! I’d have to choose the 1940s Vogue 6463 day dress.

  56. Kimberly December 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    It was hard to narrow it down from the 8 I originally picked but I think my final answer would have to be the Hollywood 1860 because it has elements I don’t think I have in any of my current patterns. I’m really intrigued by the hip seamline.

  57. Victoria Muise December 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d snap up the Butterick 3407 by John Kloss – I’d self line it, put some bra cups in there, and hustle my way back to 1977.

  58. Julie December 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I love the 1939 gored skirt. Thanks for the giveaway! P.s glad your dad could come home- what a wonderful Christmas present!

  59. Maria December 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm #
    I love this summer sundress from McCall Patten 5955. Just beautiful, timeless, and something I can see myself wearing over and over.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway. There are some really great patterns to choose from.

  60. Therese December 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Ha, I actually saw some patterns that I had made in the past! I just love the footy pajamas and I would get that pattern.

  61. Georgina December 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Tailoring McCall’s 3151 would be my 2014 challenge πŸ™‚

  62. Esz (@kittysdrawings) December 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Ugh! One of my favourite pattern shops! I am all over this like a rash. How bad do I want to win? BAD
    Id have to say I love that career jacket too.
    And this:
    cos its kind of kooky isnt it.

  63. Emily Bowie December 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    It’s more than the $25 gift but I would shell out the extra cash for the “McCalls 5955- 1945 summer sundress”!! Too cute!

  64. Regan December 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    I’m surprised I even like the vintage patterns but I’m in love! I’ve got to have that Maxi!

  65. Nina December 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    McCall 5955 Sundress from the 40’s. Love that polka dot sash : )

  66. angela December 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Merry Christmas to you! So glad your dad made it home! I am loving She’ll Make You Flip’s stuff, a few of my favs are Simplicity 6579 and Butterick 5655… so cute!!

  67. Holly December 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    I would choose McCall’s 4353. I love the look of the collar. Thanks for doing the give away!

  68. Mary Beth December 27, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    There are more than a few I’d pick, but….McCall 4353.

  69. Monica December 27, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Thank God for His never ceasing prayer answering concerning your dad. I am adoring many of the lovely patterns but Mccall’s 8484 is worth a wear out on the town πŸ™‚

  70. Clothilde December 27, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Oh my God, I’m so excited for this one! I’ve been eyeing those patterns for a while πŸ˜‰
    If I won the gift card, I would get my hands on McCalls 6470; it is to die for!

  71. Amanda December 27, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    ooh I’d go for Simplicity 2574 even though so far my attempts at sewing scallops have pretty much failed

  72. Anonymous December 27, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    all the best for you and your father and familly!
    i love simplicity 7572

  73. docksjo December 27, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    Definitely one of the 60:s ones, maybe VOGUE 5874

  74. Lacey December 27, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    I want them allllllll!!!! But if I had to choose, I’d go for either Simplicity 4109 (the kilt skirts) or McCall 5651 (the WWII era blouses).

  75. SewDucky December 27, 2013 at 3:29 am #

    I totally want the caftan! But she sold it!!

    As to another, I have a stack I can be buried in too, and I would spend a week agonizing over the perfect choice, since I can’t have them all, although the 20s Ebeneezer jammies is calling out to me.

  76. Maggie Cawthorn December 27, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Vogue 8458′. 50s and in my size what more to ask?

  77. SewMeow December 27, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    Wow, all of these are beautiful! I’d go with Vogue 5630 though!

  78. Virginia December 27, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    I would use this rather plain looking 70s coat but I’d make it in super luxurious fake fur!

  79. Lana December 27, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    Okay, definitely this one:

    I love the ’50s influence, but the higher necked pieces always swamp me! The U-neck on this would be so perfect.

  80. Elena Knits December 27, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    I’m so glad your dad is doing well πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the giveaway. I’d love this pattern: Vintage Sewing Pattern – 1940s Tailored Shirtwaist Dress – SIMPLICITY 4343

  81. Doris December 27, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    I would get the 1960’s Retro Sewing Pattern – SIMPLICITY 5086 – One-Piece Dress with Inverted Pleats – MAD MEN Style.

  82. Mariam December 27, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I love the McCall 8484! this dress has character!

  83. Beth B. December 27, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I can’t get over that fun collar on McCall’s 8484!

  84. witcharachne December 27, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    After a bit of a hunt around I think my favourite is one you’ve mentioned already. That kaftan, Simplicity 5900, is absolutely gorgeous. Totally my style, perfect for Summer and Autumn (which, being in the Southern hemisphere, is timely), and being a one-size pattern means i should be able to fit the ladies in without too much trouble.
    I’m definitely going to have to keep that store saved in my favourites.

  85. Bobbi December 27, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    I love the Vogue 8827 dress from the 70s – it looks so comfy and easy to sew.

    Hugs to you and your dad!

  86. Nathalie December 27, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    I’d choose the McCall 8646. Would love to make a black fake fur coat from it or leopard print… So hard to decide.. πŸ™‚

  87. laura December 27, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    mccalls 5603- is calling me! I need to feel fierce next year- as I am returning to the work force after being a stay home mom for 18 years! lol.. love your blog.

  88. Birgit December 27, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I’d love to get my first ever real vintage pattern! I would go for McCall’s 4353, which is perfect for my figure!

  89. Tina Martin December 27, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Of course I want what I can’t have, those oh so cool & fab 70’s foote PJ’s. Someone had the nerve to buy the pattern befor I got to it.
    I’m totally not being sarcastic about it. I’m gonna hunt that pattern down!

  90. Diya December 27, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Wow what an awesome collection. I love the 5655 πŸ™‚

  91. Traci December 27, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I would choose Vogue 5630. Love that dress. So glad your Dad was able to get home for Christmas.

  92. redsilvia December 27, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    OMG, I’m behind a bit here but yay for Dad and his being home on xmas! My favorite part of him relaxing at home piccie is that he’s wearing freaking running shoes! Hell ya.

    As for the giveaway, I’d make the Simplicity caftan. I’d then buy a cocktail shaker and vodka and just sit around drinking martinis in my dramatic caftan and drunk dial exes.

  93. KellyBrown December 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    OMG, WWII era shirtwaist dress! Those are fabu! So glad to hear your dad is doing better:)

  94. Deanna December 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    i’m in love with Butterick 5655. It looks so effortless.

  95. Natalie Mercer December 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    oh! So many choices! Those footie pajamas are pretty irresistible… I think I’d go with either one of those great little 60s dresses or else that kind of ridiculous 50s party dress!

  96. thegirlinthecrystalcar December 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm #
    I think the pleats in the neckline on this pattern is an interesting detail πŸ™‚

  97. Jamie "ChatterBlossom" December 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    First, I’m so glad to hear your dad is on the mend and was able to spend christmas with you! Second, yay for all your presents under the tree! Can’t wait to see what you got! Third, I was that gift certificate yo! I’ve been holding back from attempting my first sewing project but you have me chomping at the bit with these vintage patterns. I would love to finally try and make a repro of some of the gorgeous patterns in that shop.
    My fave is probably the 4115 40s shirtwaist pattern you showed. That is darling!

  98. Crystal December 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    A relief that your dad is home and doing well. Thanks for the awesome give away well…mc calls 8381 is lovely u neckline gored skirt swoon;)

  99. ette December 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. For me it would be the 1920ies dress pattern, *desperately trying to ignore the price and to simply order it*

  100. monicalandkamer December 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    I LOVE butterick 5655, and would definitely get that!

  101. surroundedbyspots December 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I’m in love with McCall 8484! Why don’t women dress like that anymore?!

  102. Stacey M. December 28, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    McCall’s 3151. I love the classic style! (The footie pyjamas are great and probably toastie, but the dress is just too perfect for me!)
    Hoping I win! I am a a new sewist and a new reader to your blog, but loving it already!
    Happy New Year!

  103. Ana December 28, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    I’d choose McCall 8484! Beautiful!

  104. Audie December 28, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Swoon!!! (although the bust is a bit small on that pattern for me…)

  105. Kelly December 28, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Love this pattern. Would look great for work and 2014 for me is all about making a work wardrobe.

  106. Anonymous December 28, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    I’ve just caught up with your posts & sorry to read about your dad. I’m so glad he’s on the mend, must have been scary for a while there.

    I had a browse of She’ll Make You Flip and New York 1008 caught my eye – those cuffs, raglan sleeves, I drool. I’d have to grade it up to fit me though, and I’d likely stick a circle skit on that baby. Yup.

    Have a super swinging NYE! Xx

    • Vicki December 28, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      Ha, anonymous. Oops.

  107. Alexandra Jeffery December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I would love to have McCall’s 7399:

    Such a beautiful jacket, and I’ve got some tartan I picked up a while ago that I’ve always wanted to make a jacket out of but couldn’t find the right fabric!

  108. Julia C. December 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Love the McCall 3246!!

  109. Nadia Lewis December 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Foot pajamas, OBVS! ;P

  110. Shannon December 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I would get McCall’s 6626 – love the sleeves. Or possibly McCall’s 7399 – great jacket. Or…, or….!

  111. uglybeat December 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I love Simplicity 7025—-total awesome A-line with big honkin’ patch pockets. I would rock this in a really loud print as a housedress…I’d wear really bright lipstick as well and go tend to my darling pet chickens in this….

  112. c December 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm #


    But, seriously, SO GLAD your dad got to be home for Christmas. Best gift ever. Flipping hate cancer, so sending good healing vibes his way. I really enjoy reading your blog, you are a fearless sewist, and have inspired this old mama to step up her game. When I was young, sewing was for saving money, and that is no longer really possible. But, through reading your blog and clicking through the links, I’ve readjusted my mindset, and if I can get my own health together, plan to sew for quality this coming year. Thank you

  113. Amy White Schmitz December 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I’d spend more time hunting the site if I won, but I adore the collared dress.

  114. Nicole December 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I’d get the SIMPLICITY 6900 pattern!

  115. Melanie December 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Well shit, that amazing ziz zag colour block Vogue sold. Now I’m on an interwebs search for it. And to be honest, I just want all the patterns. To swim in them. But if I had to choose, I would go with either the Butterick 1238 or the Hollywood Four Star 925 – colour blocked 1940s day dress. I’m so predictable.

  116. Hari December 29, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    Vogue 6816 is divine! And just happens to be my size…. πŸ™‚

  117. Kat December 29, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Ohh, would you look at that 50s peplum dress! I love it!

    And such good news about your dad xx

  118. Anne Ominous (@rustoleumlove) December 29, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    McCall’s 3246 ..maxi dress bliss!

  119. Valentina December 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Hi I found your blog only a few days ago and I love it, you are cool! I follow you from Italy. I would sew patterns Simplicity 4238 AND Simplicity 4203! Thank you Valentina

  120. Liz December 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I would choose VOGUE 8463 – One-Piece Wrapped Dress Circa 1954 – but I have to admit there were a few “almosts” that I may have to buy too πŸ™‚

  121. lifeisjustduckie December 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I would choose 1940s Sewing Pattern – Skirt Weskit and Cape Ensemble – SIMPLICITY 2753 – UNCUT – Circa 1949. A cape is insta-class to any outfit!

  122. Gina December 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Oooh… I love the mccalls 9445 “Day Dress” pattern. It’s so cute in both the long and short sleeves! I would love to try out a vintage pattern!

  123. Kim December 30, 2013 at 5:47 am #

    I’m so happy for you and your family! And thanks for another great give-away, my favourite pattern would be either mccall 1136 because I’ve wanted to try smocking for a while now, or either simplicity 6166 or vogue 6977, Aargh too many choices!

  124. sewcookgardenrepeat December 30, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Nice giveaway! I’d definitely choose the pretty 50’s shirtwaist dress

  125. Katie December 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    love McCall 4448 as separates and as an outfit

  126. Ruthie B December 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    OOh I’d definitely choose McCalls 3188 from 1939 – it’s plain and sensible but gorgeous (and a 30″ waist – I wouldn’t even have to enlarge it by much!!)

  127. jaggery December 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Thank you for this lovely giveaway chance!
    I was going to mention a pattern here that I have been eyeing for some time now and just noticed that it was sold! Boo-hoo.
    Well, there are plenty of other lovelies to choose from like Vogue 9178, which is an interesting version of a shirtwaist. I do love shirtwaists, just put on and go.
    Or, there’s Simplicity 4109 to make a black n white plaid skirt for my mom; it’s the exact pattern design I’ve been trying to either find or make for her.
    Have a wonderful new year!

  128. anniehanks December 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Glad to hear all was well for Christmas!

    I am in love with the
    1950’s Vintage Sewing Pattern – McCALL’S 9445. It is lovely.

  129. Michelle December 31, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    I am claiming Simplicity 2282! πŸ™‚
    Thanks in advance!

  130. Erin Myone December 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Well I definitely need this the classic coat or the swing coat… Maybe I’m just too cold to think about all of the beautiful dresses…

  131. Anitha December 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    I like this pattern McCall 8359. Hope I get it πŸ™‚


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