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.

  • Ooo, I’d love that pattern πŸ™‚

  • Ooo, I'd love that pattern πŸ™‚

  • The Vogue pattern is lovely, are you sure you don’t want to try it? Your Simplicity dress on Saturday was stunning, I think I might have to make one for myself. It was great meeting you too, I love meeting people that love to talk about sewing because my family and friends don’t!

    • Thanks Kristy. Simplicity 2588 is a great pattern, I highly recommend it. And ditto – everyone I know “in real life” tend to roll their eyes if I start talking about sewing so it is so refreshing to hang out with other sew-ers. And I know I will never make this pattern – its way too sophisticated/contemporary to suit me. It will look stunning on the right person though.

  • The Vogue pattern is lovely, are you sure you don't want to try it? Your Simplicity dress on Saturday was stunning, I think I might have to make one for myself. It was great meeting you too, I love meeting people that love to talk about sewing because my family and friends don't!

  • Lizzy

    Oh I’m loathe to enter giveaways as I have so much already… but I do love this pattern but never bought it… shucks – chuck me in the draw…

  • Oh I'm loathe to enter giveaways as I have so much already… but I do love this pattern but never bought it… shucks – chuck me in the draw…

  • If you really don’t want it I’ll put my hand up. It looks lovely, but indeed difficult to make work. How do you get in the loop about PR events? I’d love to join in next time!

    • I follow Maria’s blog (aka Veloswer) which is at http://www.cleverthinking99.com/ – Maria is a PR organiser for a few things so that is how I found out about it. I just try to follow as many local sewing blogs as I can and I find that usually keeps me in the loop for most things. It would have been so nice to have you there!

  • If you really don't want it I'll put my hand up. It looks lovely, but indeed difficult to make work. How do you get in the loop about PR events? I'd love to join in next time!

  • Nice pattern, I like the sleeve detail. Please count me in and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nice pattern, I like the sleeve detail. Please count me in and thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love this pattern and would love to give this a go. I love the sleeves πŸ™‚

  • I love this pattern and would love to give this a go. I love the sleeves πŸ™‚

  • Leah

    Ooh! That looks like my idea dress shape – love the scoop back! Can you please enter me?
    Leah

  • Ooh! That looks like my idea dress shape – love the scoop back! Can you please enter me?
    Leah

  • Erin F

    Love the low back on this! I’d love to be entered in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Love the low back on this! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • This is a gorgeous dress pattern! Please enter me to win it! The High Tea sounds like a lot of fun!

  • This is a gorgeous dress pattern! Please enter me to win it! The High Tea sounds like a lot of fun!

  • I’m interested in being in the running for this pattern. It seems like a very nice design and it’s very much my taste. Thank you!

  • I'm interested in being in the running for this pattern. It seems like a very nice design and it's very much my taste. Thank you!

  • Zoe

    I’d love to receive the Vogue pattern. Count me in πŸ™‚

  • I'd love to receive the Vogue pattern. Count me in πŸ™‚

  • Phoenix

    Gorgeous pattern great giveaway

  • Gorgeous pattern great giveaway

  • Thanks Kristy. Simplicity 2588 is a great pattern, I highly recommend it. And ditto – everyone I know "in real life" tend to roll their eyes if I start talking about sewing so it is so refreshing to hang out with other sew-ers. And I know I will never make this pattern – its way too sophisticated/contemporary to suit me. It will look stunning on the right person though.

  • I follow Maria's blog (aka Veloswer) which is at http://www.cleverthinking99.com/ – Maria is a PR organiser for a few things so that is how I found out about it. I just try to follow as many local sewing blogs as I can and I find that usually keeps me in the loop for most things. It would have been so nice to have you there!

  • isabel

    Hi, I just found your blog thanks to your beautiful Elisalex dress. I’d love to enter your giveaway please!

  • Hi, I just found your blog thanks to your beautiful Elisalex dress. I'd love to enter your giveaway please!

  • MaciNic

    Thanks for the reminder! My request to join the draw didn’t stick & I’d love this for summer πŸ˜‰ – thanks for the pleats facing in tip as well, I think I agree for me too πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks for the reminder! My request to join the draw didn't stick & I'd love this for summer πŸ˜‰ – thanks for the pleats facing in tip as well, I think I agree for me too πŸ˜‰