Pattern Giveaway!!! Vogue 1207 and a busy sewing week.

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed is the winner s Zoe!!

I’ve had this pattern in my stash for a while.  It was a “oops we made a mistake with your order, here have this other pattern for free” score.

I googled it and found the stunning version made by Julia Bobbin and this other lovely version from the Tessuti blog.  You can read the reviews for it here – people seem to love it or hate it, most people seem to need to make at least some modifications to make it work, but those that do end up with a really stunning dress.  It is a beautiful pattern with a really interesting sleeve but its not for me, so I have decided to share the love with a giveaway. 

I will post to anywhere in the world, entries will close on Friday 22 November (10 days), all you have to do is leave a comment letting me know if you are interested and I’ll draw it by random number generator and post the winner by 10pm Friday 22 November, Sydney Australia time.  I’d love to see this go to a good home so I hope I get some takers.

In futher sewing news, this week I sewed up two versions of Simplicity 2588 – one in the flared dress skirt and the other using the pencil skirt.  I love this pattern and can’t wait to get some pictures to show you all.   It is one of those Project Runway multi-option patterns, with two skirts, two yokes, two sleeves or sleeveless versions that can all be mixed and matched to create even more versions than shown in the pattern linework here:

Finally, I finished off the week with the PR High Tea in Sydney.  You can get a glimpse of the flared skirt version of Simplicity 2588 over on Maria’s blog with some photos from the day, where I was rather chuffed to be mixing with some pretty awesome ladies of huge talent.  We followed up with a quick visit to My Hung Fabric Parramatta, (bit of an Aladdin’s cave and I’ll be back) where I got some nice linen-looking cotton for a quick little gift bag for a friend with a new baby – I love making these simple lined zippered pouches.  They are quick to make, look great and so easy to change the size to suit different purposes.   I  filled the bag with some baby clothes (purchased because, well, lazy) and a little dress for “big sister” using New Look 6882 as a basis, with modified sleeves, a bit more flare to the skirt and elastic in the neckline with a little gathered pocket.  I’ve made this dress a couple of times before (I think not blogged) and its a great little summer dress for little girls, although I do prefer it this way with the extra fullness.