GIVEAWAY: Sense and Sensibility Patterns

by Katherine on April 1, 2012 · 120 comments

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It has been a gorgeous weekend here in Southern Indiana, and I’ve been having tremendous fun wrist-deep in paint, primer and mahogany wood stain, building a dollhouse for my daughter :)

To share the happy springtime love, the lovely Jennie from Sense and Sensibility Patterns is offering up a giveaway prize of the e-pattern of your choice  from her store.

 

How to enter:

Head over to Sensibility.com and pick the pattern you want most. Trot back over here and leave me a comment letting me know which one you absolutely must have and why.

TWO winners (huzzah!) will be picked at random on Saturday the 7th of April.

Good luck!

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Jessica April 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

That’s easy: 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern. Why? Because I’ve had my eye on it for years!

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Alexandrea M April 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Well I have to copy Jessica and say the 1940′s Swing dress pattern too – especially as my sister and I just were watching a swing competition in Seattle yesterday!

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Tiffany April 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I love the “Elegant Lady’s Closet” pattern! I can just see myself strutting around in it =]

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Katie April 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh I would love the Romantic blouse pattern. I think it could be adopted for may differnt styles and could become a TNT pattern for a well fitting blouse.
And a plus is you can save on shipping! I live in the Southern Indiana area!

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Debi April 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Fabulous giveaway! I’d love either the Georgian Portrait Dress pattern or the Regency ladies gown!

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Kendra April 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I’d love to own the Regency Spencer pattern. Or the elegant Ladies closet pattern.

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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns April 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Great giveaway – S&S is my favorite pattern company and I have nearly all Jennie’s patterns! But I gave away my Swing Dress pattern (before I could use it!) so I could definitely use to get that one in the near future. And that’s me in the cream Edwardian outfit with the blue hydrangeas. : )

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Cécile April 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The Regency Gown Pattern ! My friend and I are dreaming of going to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, and it would be a good start !

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Kris April 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern. I’ve been eying it since Casey (Elegant Musings) did a sew-a-long. I haven’t purchased the pattern yet because I’m such a slow sewist!

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Sue April 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Ditto! I love this pattern.

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Erin April 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I crave the 1940s swing pattern! I’m an obsessed lindy hop dancer and to actually make my own 1940s swing dress would be fantastic!

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Susan Smith April 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Like everyone else the 1940s swing pattern – I’ve had it pinned for ages Susan

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Sarah Elizabeth April 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I would love the 1940s Swing Dress pattern…I’ve been wanting one since I saw Casey’s!

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Ginny April 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Another one for the 1940s swing dress! It just has everything I’m looking for in a 40s dress at the minute.

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DEE April 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

1910 TEA GOWN..I LOVE IT

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Chastity Senek April 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I love her regency underthings pattern, well I love all of her patterns but that one is my favorite.

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joyce April 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I would so love the 40′s swing dress, why to make many many many dresses for myself and my daughter. who reintroduced me to my retro clothing passion from my high schooldays in the 70′s.

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Aurora Celeste April 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I’m with Dee, the 1910 Tea Gown is gorgeous! I just finished a 1912 corset, I need a pattern so I can make something to go over it!

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Leisa April 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

All are pretty fabulous, but I would get so much more wear out of the 1940s swing dress. So that is the pattern I choose. Happy week to you all. :)

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Lora W. April 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I love all of them, but if I had to chose one, I would pick the 1914 Afternoon Dress. It looks so flattering and comfortable.

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beccac April 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

It would have to be the 40s swing dress. I have lusted over it after seeing Caseys. I would then make about 100 in different colours.

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Jenni April 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I would choose the Elegant Lady’s Closet because I love the Regency era and have lots of fabrics piled up that I would like to make in to all kinds of Regency dresses! :)
-Jenni

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Sharon Keaveney April 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I have to say the 1940s swing dress pattern because I have a beautiful vintage stole , and vintage cream cotton gloves and I would wear with it when its made :) I think it would be my races outfit because im off for them this year .. It would be great to enter ladies day with something id made and loved myself!!

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Steph @ Tart Deco April 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Elegant Lady’s Closet all the way. So many options!

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Always Alice April 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Oh baby, sign me up for the swing dress! I really want to see if a cross over top would be more flattering for a small bust than the button up versions. I have trouble with most cross over tops. I’m thinking a bright springy green would look great.

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Cynthia April 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I love the regency era gown, but I’m pretty sure I’d have to pick the swing dress because it’s the only one I can imagine actually wearing

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Foster April 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

The Romantic Blouse would be my choice because it still is something that I could wear to a dressy occasion in 2012.

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cowgirl24 April 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I absolutely love, love the ’40′s swing dress! It reminds me of my Grandma and watching oldies with my mom! It is timeless and can be worn today.

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Lynn April 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Oh I would love the Swing Dress pattern!

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Reana Louise April 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Must. Have. Kimono. Pattern.

Why? Because it’s amazing and if I don’t have the dress in the 4th picture I might actually die. http://sensibility.com/patterns/1912-kimono-dress-pattern-2/

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Sarah April 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I would love to have the 1780s pattern for girls. I know my daughter would love it, and I’ve been dreaming of it for a long time now. Thanks so much to you and Mrs. Chancey for the opportunity to win.

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Salma April 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Oh I just love the swing dress! It’s beautiful!

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Jill April 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Ladies’ Portrait Dress. I don’t know where I’d ever wear it, but I’d find some occasion!

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Vicki April 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

At the risk of sounding unoriginal, I love the Swing Dress too. I’ve almost bought it a few times, but I’m on a pattern diet for a while…..

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Nona Eleanor April 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I would love the 1940s “Swing” dress pattern! I’ve been eyeballing it for quite a while since I have the perfect 1940s print fabric that needs to be made up into a 1940s dress!

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Stacey April 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I’ve loved the 1940′s swing dress pattern for ages and would love one, but I also love the Romantic era blouse and jumper dress patterns too :)

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Diana April 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I would love to have the Girls 1914 dress for my granddaughters. All three would look lovely in them.

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Laura Hulford April 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

The georgian portrait dress for little girls… I have two of them, and I can just imagine them picking the lilacs in our yard in those dresses. :)

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Alexus1325 April 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I’ve been drooling over the 1909 Beatrix shirtwaist for quite awhile! It’s so feminine and pretty, and I know I’d wear a couple different versions on a regular basis :D Alas, I’m not allowed to buy any new stash goodies, what with our finances being as they are :(

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Jen April 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Oh, definitely the 40′s “Swing Dress” pattern! I’ve had my eye on it for a long time but just haven’t picked it up yet. And I love the 40s. Not that a gal needs a reason for that!

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Rachel April 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Oooh…. such a hard choice! I think the Beatrix skirt pattern- I really love the whole Beatrix outfit :)

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Adey April 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Definitely the 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern! Simple and elegant!

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FiftiesFrocks April 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I’d go for the 1940′s Swing Dress for sure. I LOVE the cute cross over front and think that I could make this in so many fabrics that would look perfect!

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Wyldehills April 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

Omg how on earth do I choose? I think I’d have to go with the Regency Underthings pattern; I’ve been wanting to make those short stays!

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Jessie April 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

I’ve been oogling the Regency underthings pattern. I don’t have any regency costumes yet and I like to costume from the foundations outward.

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Nick April 2, 2012 at 12:34 am

Sadly they don’t have any men’s patterns, but I’m sure my fiancé would love the Regency Spencer/Pelisse pattern.

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Cation Designs April 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

I love that tea gown pattern…I’ve even got some chiffon and trims that would be perfect for it!

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Kat Hardisty April 2, 2012 at 2:31 am

I love the 1940′s Swing Dress pattern, too – I can imagine making that up in a couple of different fabrics. It looks lovely to wear. :-)

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Flo April 2, 2012 at 3:14 am

Great giveaway ! I would love to try the 1940s “Swing” Dress pattern as well :-)

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amonik April 2, 2012 at 3:30 am

A lot of them are gorgeous, but the Swing Dress is the one I would get the most use out of!

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DentelleNoire April 2, 2012 at 3:52 am

oooh, I love the 1914 afternoon gown with its pigeon breast. Would like to make a batiste dress with lace insets :)

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Feminizzle April 2, 2012 at 5:18 am

My choice is definitely the 40′s swing dress! I’ve seen it made up several times and I’ve wanted it for a while!

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Priscilla Oostrom April 2, 2012 at 5:44 am

Oh I love Jennie’s patterns… I just bought the 1910 tea gown pattern for my Downton Abbey inspired dress. But I would love to win the pattern voor the Regency Spencer Jacket. I would totally rock my new spencer jacket at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath this year. :-)

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Kyleigh April 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

I’ve had my eye on the 40′s Swing dress for a while now…

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Joni April 2, 2012 at 6:21 am

I covet the 1940s Swing pattern… ever since I saw Casey’s version of it!

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Katherine April 2, 2012 at 6:41 am

I’d like the 1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist pattern because we’re going to be having some anniversary celebrations at our church this year and that is the correct time frame!

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Teresa April 2, 2012 at 7:07 am

Georgian Portrait Dress!

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Gillian April 2, 2012 at 7:08 am

What a fun giveaway! I’m currently completely in love with the Georgian Portrait Dress pattern. I’d definitely have to choose that one!

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Maureen April 2, 2012 at 7:20 am

Jennie Chancey’s original Regency Gown Pattern is my must have. About 7 years ago, I made the Girl’s Regency Gown pattern for my daughter’s Easter dress, which she wore for two years! She loved that dress! You can see it here: http://sensibility.com/show-and-tell/girls-regency-easter-dress/ Now, she’s a young lady of 13 years old, and she wants another regency gown! Now, I need the woman’s Regency pattern! Currently, I have Sense and Sensibility’s winsome Swing Dress pattern in progress; I hope to finish it for Easter 2012!

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sarah April 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

Thanks for having such an awesome give-away! If I had to pick then it would be the Beatrix jacket pattern. Why? Because NO closet is complete without out a Beatrix Potter Jacket! Thanks!

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vintageattempt April 2, 2012 at 7:24 am

I’m another for the 40′s swing pattern. I too have been wanting to follow Casey’s sew-along. Hers looked great! Just waiting for my sewing skills to get caught up to level with that dress

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Shannon April 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

Hi Katherine! I’m from Southern Indiana as well and yes the weather has been lovely!!
The 1940′s Swing dress because I’ve been wanting to complete something retro and this looks very wearable for the office.

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Melissa April 2, 2012 at 7:45 am

I would love to have the Girls 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern! I have this pattern for myself, and my daughter loves the dress that I have made from it. I would be overjoyed to be able to make her a matching dress!

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Roseflora April 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

I love 1910s Tea Gown Pattern because you can wear that dress at home in a backyard picnic.

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Heather April 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

I simply must have the 1909 Beatrix Shirtwaist Pattern! Why? Because I simply a Gibson Girl born in the wrong era! :)

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Angie April 2, 2012 at 8:12 am

Thank you Jennie!

I think the 1914 afternoon dress. It looks so lovely and cool, and while it is still spring here in texas, summer is coming shortly. And it has an option for sleeveless- and i love sleeveless.

Thanks,
angie

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Katie A. April 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

I would love love love the Ladies’ 1780′s Portrait Dress pattern. I’ve been in love with it since it first came out and also because I have almost all the other patterns from her site. But truly I would love to create a dress from this pattern to wear to the history reenactments we go to.

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Gia April 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

I must have the ladies 1780 Portrait Dress pattern! While it’s about 100 years before my favorite time period, I’m always on the lookout for great historical ideas I can adapt. That, and I’ve always wanted a dress I can put pannes under.

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Hannah April 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

I love so many of her patterns, I have used them before and they are wonderful!

If I had to pick just one… the Regency Spencer/Pelisse Pattern, so I can compleat my Regency Ladies closet :)
It’s not a pattern, but I would also love to someday get the Dress makers book that she has.

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Hannah April 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

The 1780′s portrait dress-
http://sensibility.com/patterns/ladies-1780s-portrait-dress-pattern/

I think sewing and wearing the different styles would make me feel like a girl.

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Neety April 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

Id love the Romantic blouse pattern. It would be a great staple shirt :)

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pamela perrigan April 2, 2012 at 8:41 am

My favorite pattern is the regency ballgown pattern I love the vintage look. I would like to make one of these dresses to have around the house as a decoration there beautiful.

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Carlijn Bakker April 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

I have loved the 1940′s Swing Dress Pattern ever since Cassey’s Elegant Musings Blog featured it! Love it!

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Mikhaela April 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oh, the 1940s Swing Dress pattern please! What a lovely giveaway!

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Pat April 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

I have been looking for a pattern like this for ever. 1940s Two-Option Dress Pattern is the one for me, it would fit my body type and my style. Love love love this.

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Amy April 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

Oh my, the 1940′s Swing Dress, for sure!!! This pattern has been on my wish list ever since Casey’s Swing Dress Sew-along last year. There are so many possibilities and the pattern seems to flatter so many figures. I just love it. :)

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Daisy April 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

An other vote for the 1940 swing dress pattern …. ;0)

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sue feely April 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hmmm so touggh to say, but, my fav would be Edwardian apron!

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Terri Watson April 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would love the 1914 Afternoon Dress. It is so modest and just plain beautiful. I love it.

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Jennifer April 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love S&S patterns! I want both the girls’ regency dress pattern and edwardian apron–my daughters would love them so much! I think I’d go with the dress pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Allison April 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

I would like the 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern. I work at an 18th century historic house museum, and would love to use the pattern to make gowns for our educational staff.

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Taysha Riggs April 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I like the 1914 Afternoon Dress pattern. With all the talk of Titanic lately this would be a great project.

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mideva April 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

the swing dress I think,but the spencer was rather nice also.

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Sarah April 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Great giveaway! I have had my eye on the 1940′s swing dress pattern for a while and the 1910 tea gown pattern which will fuel my Titanic fever.

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Adica April 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Definitely the 1914 afternoon dress! It just looks so pretty, elegant, and versatile!

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Katie April 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Oh, the Regency Spencer!! I love it so much!!

What a great giveaway!

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Kerry April 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Hmm, tough choice. I would have to say the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern—it’s so versatile, and absolutely lovely.

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Rose April 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

It would have to be the Elegant Lady’s Closet. I’m a sucker for anything that looks like you could wear it swooning on the stormy sea-cliffs, and this certainly fits the definition.

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Becci April 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

It’s hard to choose just one. But I love the swing dress. Imagine it in silk!

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Radka April 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Great giveaway! My favorite pattern is 1940s swing dress, because it is just perfect.

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seeks April 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think that I would like to try that walking jacket, though the elegant lady’s closet pattern sounded quite tempting. :)

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Molly Holleran April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I’m going to have to say the swing dance pattern. It’s a very popular choice!

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tinapickles April 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’d have to choose the Swing Dress–I’d get the most use out of it! All of the patterns are lovely, though.

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Melissa M. April 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

The 1940s Swing Dress because it is more versatile than some for wearing for a modern look, and it’s cute! It’s a hard choice, though, because I love a lot of the patterns.

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Abigail April 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

I would love, love, love the kimono pattern!!!

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javede April 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

I would chose the regency gown pattern simply because I am obsessed with JAne Austin at the moment…

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Mrs. Teague April 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Well, they are all so pretty and for that reason it’s difficult to decide on just one! I think it would have to be the Romantaic Era pattern collection so I can make the lovely blouse/jumper combination like the ones worn by Miss Molly Gibson in Wives & Daughters! I think dresses are oh so feminine and they really set us apart from the male species; wouldn’t you agree?

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Maria April 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I would love to win the 1940′s swing dress. I remember when I first started ‘finding’ sewing blogs online, Casey was doing a sew-a-long and I was so impressed. I love the online sewing community. It’s my number 1 resource for tips, help and support. You guys are awesome!

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lisa April 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I love the 1910s Tea Gown Pattern . Its just so romantic and adaptable for today!

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paisleyapron April 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

So hard to choose between the Regency Gown or the Swing Dress. I’d have to throw a die for it.

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jeannine April 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I love both the 1940s “Swing” Dress and the 1914 Afternoon Dress. I’d love to have either one because they are both so beautiful!

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sabine42 April 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

Ooh, tough call, but definitely either the Beatrix Jacket (to go with the skirt pattern I already have!) or the Elegant ladies’ closet :)

~Heather

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Lily April 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

All the patterns are wonderful, but I know I would wear the 1940′s Swing dress the most. Besides, I love the details like the shape of the waistband and gathers on the bodice.

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Hannah Joy April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I would love to win the 1914 Afternoon Dress, it’s elegant, modest, easy to nurse in! I have several reasons for wanting to win; 1. I’ve only ever won one giveaway in my life. 2. It would be a GREAT birthday present for me, my birthday is the 6th! 3. I love all Jennie’s Patterns and need some more items for my closet that I can nurse in!! Please let me be one of the lucky ones!! :-)

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Tabitha @ A Restful Place April 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

I’d love the Romantic Era Dress Pattern! :)

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Lisa April 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

There are so many patterns I wish I could have. I think I’d pick the Beatrix jacket…or the Beatrix shirtwaist…or the 1914 Edwardian dress.

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Leslie April 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Oh, what a wonderful give-away! I’d love to sew the Swing Dress pattern–those 30s and 40s dresses are so lovely!

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Kim April 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

Definitely the 1940′s “swing dress”. It would be wonderful to wear this spring.

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Brooke April 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

i would have to go with the titanic era dress, but only because i already own all her regency patterns AND the swing dress!

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Kayla April 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE 1909 “Beatrix” Jacket Pattern :) :) So cute! and its totally wearable for fall or spring depending on the color and fabric choice:)

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Diana April 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

Swing Dress all the way. So versatile and so stylish.

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debra z April 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

1910 tea gown pattern is so lovely! I think it lends itself most to the use of fancy fabrics that I always yearn to buy but never have a suitable pattern for. :)

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Kristen April 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

I adore the swing dress. I’ve just started to combine my love of vintage with my love of sewing and it is EXACTLY the pattern I have been looking for!

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Rachel April 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

I want the 1940′s Swing Dress Pattern because it would make a wonderful spring dress.

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Aileen April 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

I think I’d have to choose the 1914 Afternoon dress – I love the swing dress but I’m in the mood for something different!

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Tilly April 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Lovely giveaway! I’d pick the Beatrix shirtwaist pattern – it’d look absolutely gorgeous with skinny black jeans.

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Laura Mae April 7, 2012 at 3:16 am

I don’t think it gets much better than that Swing Dress pattern! Simply fabulous!

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LadyD April 7, 2012 at 3:24 am

If its not too late..I’d love the elegant ladies closet pattern as I’m *finally* going to jane austen festival in bath this year and want to make the wrapover dress.

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Lholy-chan April 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I’m not sure it’s not too late but I’ll try to join… I’d love to try the 1910s Tea Gown Pattern. It looks very romantic. And I think it should be possible to keep the top part and change the bottom for a more casual look for every day.
Thank you for this giveaway!

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scooter April 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

I’ve been hankering for the 1912 kimono dress for some time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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