Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Sewing Space Pattern Stash Giveaway

**This Drawing is Closed**

2014  has been a busy year on the sewing front and not because I have completed many garments or sewn a priceless couture masterpiece.
 We had a basement flood near my sewing space shortly after the new year. Luckily it was discovered in time and I quickly moved my things out of the way. I am now set up at the dining room table and with a family who eats at this table several times a day I have to be portable. Tilly and the Buttons recently posted on sewing in a shared space with loads of tips. I have yet to follow the clean up your space and make it look pretty part....hopefully I will improve.

As I we wait for the contractors and plumbers to give estimates to fix some of the damage I am trying to box up some things that I will not be using  in the next 6 wks or so and put them together in a space that I can access if needed. As I am going through my patterns and fabric and choosing what to box and what to leave out, I have decided to join many others in the sewing community and go on a fabric diet or pattern diet.
I have many vintage patterns for sale in my Etsy shop and even more modern patterns that have never been used and probably will sit tucked away.
Kathy from The Nerdy Seamstress started giving away one pattern a month from her stash as she started to develop her personal style and realize that she had many patterns in her stash that she would not fit her well or her style. The cleaning and boxing of my sewing things made me realize I have many patterns that I will probably not sew and much fabric purchased on a whim that does not represent me. Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic has been doing the same with her fabric stash over the last year.

So I have decided when I am packing things up over the next few days I will also purge patterns and fabric that I know I will not sew or do not fit my lifestyle. Instead of continuing to store these lovelies I will set them free to a new home to be sewn up and loved.
The first Pattern is Vogue 1169 Rebecca Taylor Jacket and Skirt in sizes (6-12) . I love this pattern and the skirt has really cute details but I have a pencil skirt and peplum top Burda Style 8/2012 that I sewed last year that is very similar in a grey wool suiting.
Vogue 1169 

 Leave a comment by Friday 1/17/14  if this pattern is for you. I will be trying the random number generator to  choose the new owner.

As I am trying to complete the Think Pink dress this weekend in the dining room I now know how lucky I am to have a dedicated sewing space


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15 comments:

  1. Yes please! I've been drooling over that pattern for a while now and watching for an affordable one on eBay :)

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    1. I hope you are the lucky one and it goes to a good home. The pattern is one that I purchased and love but just know I won't use it.

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  2. What a great idea! Don't count me in though, I'm all the way in Australia and it would cost you a lot in postage! What a great way to pass on patterns and declutter.

    Good luck with the repairs!

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  3. I was going to jump... but I haven't been drooling over it and Hariluna has. So if you pick this one, give it to her :)

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  4. I just wanted to say a one a month give away is a great idea. This pattern is not for me but I look forward to seeing the others.

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    1. I will keep posting them so hopefully one will be something that you could use.

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  5. Good luck finishing your pink dress!

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  6. I would love to be consider for this pattern. Please pick me. I also been wanting this pattern

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  7. Sorry about your basement mess, and that you had to move upstairs for awhile. When I sewed on the dining room table, I used my cardboard cutting board to put everything except the machine on. Then it could be folded up and moved in one swoop! I love the "think pink" photo. We just watched "Funny Face" again recently.

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  8. What a beautiful pattern, I would love this.

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  9. No need to enter me. I have way too many patterns as it is, and I can hardly even get to the ones I have currently as my apartment is tiny and my sewing space is even tinier. But, I did want to say I'm sorry to hear about the flooding. I currently live in a basement apartment, and the thought of a flood makes me so nervous! Especially coming from California where it hardly even rains! Good luck getting everything cleaned up!

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  10. The pattern and the fabric are very nice. Good thing you have a business to run. In some ways, it’s a good diversion while you're waiting for the plumber to give an estimate on the damage. So have they given you a figure on that?

    Levi @ CapitalPlumbing.ca

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