Our New Shop and a Pattern Giveaway!

by Katherine on May 24, 2013 · 147 comments

in Vintage Sewing

If you keep up with WeSewRetro on facebook, you will already have seen this little brainteaser. What do all these things have in common?

If you answered “They’re all fabulous” you’re so right, but the real answer is that you can pick all of them up at the brand spanking new WeSewRetro Shop.

What? Yes, we have a shop. (and you can even sell things in it yourself…more on that in a minute). If you’re scrunching up your face right now, zip down to the bottom of this post where it says Edited to Add.

We’ve partnered with some of our favorite independent pattern designers from across the world so we can offer retro-inspired and just plain awesome contemporary patterns, vintage reproduction patterns and original vintage patterns all in one place.

It has taken a boatload of work behind-the-scenes to get this new addition to the site up and running, but it has also been tremendous fun: I have been making *SQUEE* noises every time I open a shipment of stock. Have you ever handled a pattern from By Hand London or Victory Patterns? They. are. gorgeous.

The WeSewRetro shop stocks a mixture of genuine vintage patterns (originals from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s), vintage reproduction patterns, and contemporary patterns from independent designers across the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia.

I’m hugely excited to announce we’re currently offering patterns from

If you have any vintage patterns you would like to sell via the site, get in touch and let’s discuss consignment options. I’m really proud our little site has been able to grow to this point and want to personally thank all our blogging contributors and readers for their support. You rock!

So let’s have a giveaway to celebrate….

The Giveaway Prize

As the lucky winner, you will receive the pattern of your choice from our independent pattern companies section or our vintage reproductions section.

To Enter the Giveaway

Pop over to the shop, pick your prize pattern from the independent pattern companies section or the vintage reproduction section, and then hop back over here to leave me a comment letting me know which pattern you want most and why. If you have any feedback or suggestions for the shop, feel free to throw that in too.

When you win, the pattern you choose in your comment will be the pattern you receive. If the pattern you picked happens to be sold out when you win, I’ll special order it for you.

Open Worldwide

We’re proud to have contributors and readers from all over the world. Wherever you are, if you are legally permitted to receive a sewing pattern through the mail, I will get it to you.

Closing Date

The giveaway will close on Sunday, June 2nd.


Ok, that’s enough from me. I have a long-overdue date with a cup of tea and a magazine. Questions, comments, and animated gifs of funky pattern envelopes (Thanks, Sarah!) are always welcome: katherine [at] WeSewRetro.com


Edited to Add…

Thanks to Kate for bringing to my attention that I didn’t do a particularly fabulous job of explaining why this all came about. Here’s a bit more info:

The WeSewRetro shop exists for two reasons:

1. to pay for the site’s upkeep and expansion so I’m not left destitute and penniless by our ever-increasing need to post massive pictures of beautiful dresses.

2. to give our members a venue to pass on their fabulous vintage patterns to others, make a bit of money (for more patterns…always more patterns) while doing so and all without the hassels of having deal with the logistics of putting something up for sale (I’m looking at you, ‘Calculating Shipping for Multiple Patterns to an International Destination using USPS’). I’ll expand a bit more on this consignment opportunity when I have everything written up nicely (right now it’s on a cocktail napkin) but don’t hesitate to send me an email if you want to discuss it.


Ok, that’s three reasons. But you get my point: the shop exists to benefit and enhance the site, not to build me a a vacation home in the Hamptons. I won’t be cackling as I swim through my vault of gold like Scrooge McDuck (although technically I could swim through a vault of patterns, but man, imagine the papercuts).

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vintageattempt May 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

Wow, that is great. I would love to be entered to win the clover pattern. My wardrobe really needs some great pants, but I have been too nervous to make them yet. If I won the pattern I have been eyeing for them, then I would have to make them.


Anne May 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

I’m so happy to hear about the store!! I had a hard time deciding which contemporary pattern I like best, but I have to go with the Sally Shirtdress Pattern from Serendipity Studio. It’s a classic that never goes out of style, and I love having sleeve length/skirt length options. Beautiful!


Elsa May 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

So many fantastic patterns – it’s difficult to choose one. There are two I simply love: I’ve wanted to sew the Macaron Dress for ages, but I wasn’t sure if I could really master it, but of course, if I had the pattern, I would have to try… The pattern I would love to have most are the Thurlow Pants. The description sounds as if those pants were the solution to all my problems with trousers. Moreover I have never tried to sew a pair of trousers for me – so I think it’s really time I tried.


Nicole May 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

Such a great idea; so much easier to find all of these styles and designers in one place. I’d go for Butterick 5880 for no reason other than it’s gorgeous!


Honora May 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

I am all about 30′s and 40′s clothing right now! I love the 1940s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Ruched Dress. Simplicity 1777. Why you ask? Because it is super flattering and can be dressed up with a gorgeous fabric, or dressed down for everyday with a feedsack repro print!


tanyamaile May 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

All of my favorite pattern makers in one spot?! Yay! If I won the give away, I would love to have reconstructing history’s 1910s evening gown pattern. If I don’t win, then I guess I will be back to shop! I have been eyeing this pattern for a while for my convalidation/vow renewal dress. :)


Caroline May 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

Hello! I was looking for the Parfait dress from Colette… But since it’s not listed yet, I would love to win the Renfrew top (I just started sewing knits!) Simplicity 1692 is also on my list… :D


Chrystal Allen May 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

I’d have to pick the 1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Tied Dress. Butterick 5708 in size 14. I love and would make every single view!! I’m still learning but I’m confident I could manage :)


Jamie Jo May 24, 2013 at 10:37 am

I’d really love to win the 1940′s sailor girl playsuit. it would look lovely made with some of my handwoven cloth, I’m thinking navy cottolin would be perfect. the best of cotton and linen in one fabric. I also love the styling from the 1940′s and ’50′s, the detail on this design is just wonderful.


Morgan C May 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

Very neat addition to We Sew Retro! It was a tough choice but I think I would go with the Sailor Girl Playsuit from Wearing History. Thanks!


Tina C. May 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

Amazing! I would love to try Peony, Cambrie, Renfrew, or Ava…


Diana @SewPenguinuity May 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

I would like to win the Sewaholic Cambie dress. It looks like it would be easy enough for this beginner and would be totally cute for my brother’s wedding later this year! I’m so happy you are offering patterns for sale. Would there be a way to maybe rate them by sewing skill level?


Katherine May 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

Great suggestion Diana – I’ll work on getting them rated so you can filter by patterns suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced :)


Kristin May 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

Wow I’m so excited that you guys are opening a shop! All of the patterns in there are perfect so far and I can’t wait for more to be added. :-) I think my favorite is the Cambie, mostly because I’ve had my eye on it for quite awhile!


Laurie May 24, 2013 at 10:57 am

I am thrilled for you guys! And such a great selection of patterns already! Picking one is frankly difficult but I LOVE LOVE the Tia Dress Sewing Pattern… :) It is gorgeous!!


Amy Merrill May 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love the site. I would love Intimacies 1920s 1930s Lingerie Sewing Pattern. I want to start sewing my own slips, so this would be great.


PerlenDiva May 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

It’s really hard to choose with so many cute patterns – but if pressed, I’d opt for the Elisalex dress ;-)
Good luck for the shop!


Cristina Ferreira May 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

Hello… excelent giveaway… I really want Banksia Top Sewing Pattern, it has a sweet retro vibe that I love….


Lise Neely May 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

Wow, what a great, curated collection. I love all the patterns. But if I had to choose just one that I’d make and wear often, I’d choose the Simplicity 1692 vintage blouse pattern: http://shop.wesewretro.com/collections/vintage-reproduction-patterns-for-women/products/simplicity-1692. Congratulations and best wishes on this new initiative – I am sure you will enjoy much success.


Sharon P May 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

I would love to receive the Folkwear Gibson Girl Blouse Sewing Pattern – I have always loved this patterns and now they have a better size range – thank you for the great giveaway!


Diane L May 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

I adore the Tia dress! I like the flattering lines of the fitted waist and the nice full skirt. I’ve bookmarked your site, so if I don’t win, I will buy :-) Thank you!


Jennifer May 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Oh I would love to win the Tia Dress. It is so sweet! It has so much detail! I would love to take on the challenge.


Paige @ LPD May 24, 2013 at 11:37 am

I’d love to get my hands on the sailor girl play suit!


Ruth May 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

I;’d love to win the Hazel dress by Victory patterns – I was only browsing their website yesterday and would love to try out their new printed patterns, the packaging looks beautiful!


Signe May 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

I have been drooling over Megan Nielsen’s Cascade skirt (especially that fabric!) since it was unveiled even though it is not something I’d usually wear. I need to step out of my sewing comfort zone!

BTW, the description for Cascade seems to have been copy/pasted from the Wrapped Maternity top (also Megan Nielsen). Just thought you’d like to know!


Katherine May 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

Ooops! Thank you! I just corrected it. In thanks for your eagle-eyes, let me offer you a $5 discount coupon to be used on anything you like from the store. Just drop me an email (katherine at wesewretro.com) from the same email account you use when you comment here and I’ll send you the code :)


Roxanne May 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This is AMAZING. I just had a look at the offerings and I seriously had to restrain myself in order not to buy everything. The selection is crazy beautiful. If I had to choose a pattern to win, i’d pick the Cambie dress because I have been ogling it for ages!! That being said, there are at least 10 others I would gladly choose.


Ingling May 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Oh, this is splendid! As is also the “Hazel Secretary Dress” from
Victory Patterns – the minimalistic lines, empire waist, color blocking, so clean and elegant looking. -Somehow it reminds me of Miss Lemon (you know, from Poirot) – and that can’t be bad ;)


Chelsea May 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I would love to win the crinoline pattern from the vintage reproductions sections. I need a crinoline so badly!


Kat May 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Wow! What a great idea! So hard to choose just one pattern, but I would absolutely love the sailor girl play suit!


Inkdork May 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I honestly can;t decide between the Banksia top or the Alma top- I’m in a desperate need for tops that aren’t t-shirts right now.

Loving the store!


Lauren May 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Wow! This is awesome, and all the patterns are so beautiful. It’s so hard to choose from this many, but I would love to enter to win the Cascade skirt from Megan Nielsen! :)


Leigh Ann May 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Oh, wow. This is exciting. I would love to win the Sally Shirtdress from Serendipity Studio. It’s really cute. I would love to make it.


Jill May 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I’m dying to get my hands on Victory Patterns’ Anouk!


Hanne May 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Nice giveaway! I’d love to win the Elisalex dress pattern.
I think it’s a stunning design that I will wear over and over again.


Diane May 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Your new shop is fabulous! Congratulations! If I am the lucky winner, I would like to receive Butterick 6582, Retro 60′s dress. I sew as a volunteer for our local amateur theatre and could really use this pattern to make authentic 60′s dresses for one of our shows. I love that there are skirt options, so I could use the same pattern to make multiple dresses. Good luck with your new shop, I’ll be following on pinterest and facebook!


Anonymous May 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

OMG, this shop is a dream! Everything in one place!
Pendrall blouse from Sewaholic is on my wish list for a while already ;)


Rachel May 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

How exciting! I would love some Thurlow Trousers. Why? Because I have never made a successful pair of pants before! And from what I’ve read online, this is one of the best pants pattern out there!. Thanks!


Molly H May 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Congratulations on the shop! It looks fabulous! I would love to fin the Tia dress. It was a close tie with Gertie’s pattern though.


Helen McIntosh May 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

The shop looks fabulous! All my favourite pattern companies in one place – such a good idea! I’d really like the Sewaholic Thurlow trousers – I’ve never been brave enough to try shorts or trousers – maybe now’s the time…?


Tessa May 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Wow, I love the shop! If I won I’d want the Intimacies 1920′s 1930′s lingerie pattern, so cute! It looks like a fun pattern I could sew over and over again.


laglov May 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

What a resource! I love the posts and now THE SHOP! I would love to own the Elisalex dress from By Hand London. I’ve seen so many gorgeous versions, and I love the retro/modern feel of it.


Evie May 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm

This is a really neat idea; very nice to have a single place to look for things like this. There are some lovely patterns in all the categories, but I think I’d really like to have the Renfrew Top pattern. I’ve seen so many versions of it and love them, and would really like to expand my wardrobe of self-made knits/everyday basics.


Marie May 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Can I just say – this is so amazing! Thanks for putting so much into this community for us Katherine, it’s a joy to be a part of!


Elizabeth B May 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I’ve heard great things about the Elisalex dress from By Hand London. I’d love to give that a go!


Anna May 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I’ve been drooling over Sailor Girl Playsuit Sewing Pattern by Wearing Histrory for so long, that it’s what I would take if I win.


Eowyn May 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I’d love to get the Darling Ranges dress. There are so many beautiful versions of it on the internet, and it looks wonderfully adaptable and easy to wear everyday. I’d love to make a couple of my own.


madamsel May 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Nice shop, I would prefer the Cambie Dress. It is long time on my to-sew list and it has my size. I hope to win.


Laurence May 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I would love to win the 1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Belted Dress. Butterick 5880. I am attending a tiki party this summer and I am already seeing myself wearing this dress made of shiny tiki fabric :) !


Foster May 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I can’t decide on the Sally Shirtdress or the Southern Bell. I’m looking for a shirtdress pattern that has a skirt that is fuller than strait but not too full, and the Sally fits the bill. As for the Southern Bell pattern, it is just darn gorgeous, that’s all!


Sarah Jane May 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hi! I have been following your website for a while and this shop looks awesome :) . I love 50s patterns with their full skirts so I would choose the Southern Belle Dress Sewing Pattern by Sew Chic Pattern Co. I have been wanting to make one for ages and this one looks amazing. Thanks.


Rebecca May 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Congrats on the shop! If I win, I would like to try the Renfrew top because I have never tried Sewaholic patterns before and I’ve been wanting to make some tees!


MaciNic May 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I’ve got to go for the classics – In MY size!! :) – Simplicity 3688 ;) And love the colours of the modern photos.
I’d really love the 30′s bias cut evening dress, but classic separates it is – I must be having a practical day!


Sarah May 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Yay for giveaways! I have been admiring the Hazel Secretary dress for a while, so that would definitely be my pick.
Here’s why I like this dress. First, it has that awesome late twenties-early thirties vibe, and yet doesn’t look costumey. Secondly, it looks like the perfect dress for this fall, and this fall I will not be breastfeeding anyone (2 year old now weaned and nine month old will be by then), so, I don’t have to worry about boob access. Yay dresses, I’ve missed y’all! Thirdly, it looks comfy enough to be practical for a mom of three, and yet dressy enough to go out with my hubby.
What can I say? I love the Hazel Secretary dress, and I’m hoping I win it ;)


Nike Eve May 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love the Banksia Top! I would totally make that in every color and wear them all to death! :D


Angela Wicentowich May 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Yay!! I applaud the new shop, my hubby just rolled his eyes. lol.

I have never used a Collette Pattern, so I would like to try:
Laurel Shift Dress Sewing Pattern

Thank you and I’ve added the shop to my bookmarked favourites!
Angela W


Julie May 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I’ve seen so many wonderful interpretations of the Laurel I would love the chance to give it a try for myself! Your website is so inspiring, love it!


Susan Smith May 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

Madeline Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern the one I would pick (had decision though..) Susan


Johanna@projects by me May 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

What a great idea to open a we sew retro shop!

I would love to get the Lola pattern from Victory patterns.



MsSaraN May 25, 2013 at 1:59 am

I would love the Juniper pattern from Colette. So cute!


Melody May 25, 2013 at 3:09 am

Amazing! It’s like one-stop shop of all the good stuff without trawling through the “meh” patterns!

I’ve been eyeing up the Cambie pattern for a long, long time, and it would be awesome to have that!


Emma May 25, 2013 at 3:28 am

I sew almost exclusively from vintage patterns, so I thought I would have a look at the contemporary patterns. I would love to give the Banksia Top a try. I desperately need blouses (I’m running out, I have all of two cotton blouses to wear for everyday) and I recently purchased a 1940s blouse pattern to make a few, but it would be nice not to have them all with the exact same fit. The Banksia is a bit lower cut, and a little more modern, but still classic and every bit as lovely as a vintage pattern.


mariebayarea May 25, 2013 at 3:32 am

Congratulations on the new shop!


sewperstitious May 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

Would love to win the Tia Dress Sewing Pattern – I would be so cool for swing dancing! Thanks for that giveaway!


Becca May 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

Great giveaway! My sister and I recently lost a lot of weight and we both need new clothes. Our niece is getting married later this summer and I suggested we dress in 60′s style dresses for the beach wedding. Simplicity 3833 Mod dress or Butterick 5748 Low Back Dress would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.


vintage girl May 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Hey! First, I would like to tell you “thanks ” for this “game”^^
the choice was very very difficult but I would like very much the pattern “1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Open Back Dress. Butterick 5605″ or the petticoat pattern “http://shop.wesewretro.com/products/crinoline-petticoat-sewing-pattern”
, and i promise, if i win it, i sew this dress or the petticoat and post a picture…but maybe I am not enough lucky…I don’t know…^^

PS: i’m very sorry for my English language very bad..i’m french girl..


lynette May 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

another site to browse/shop cool patterns!!! although I sew everything for everyone else, I haven’t made pants for myself in years. The Clover pants pattern would be a great way to try that again.


Jovan B. May 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

I really love the Priscilla Tunic Sewing Pattern. I’m into 60s/70s clothes and this would be perfect!


Lithia Black May 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

Yay for the new pattern store!
My absolute favourite is the Sailor Girl Playsuit, I like the fact that those three separates can make a good base for a vacation wardobe, my version would probably be with red details instead. I have longed for this pattern a long time!
In my head I’ve already sewn a couple of matching tops, a long skirt a pair of long trousers and a sailor hat ;)


Helena (microbio) May 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

Cool giveaway, i would love to win 1950s Style Sewing Pattern: Gertie’s Dress. Butterick 5882, so wish me luck :)


Claire May 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

It’s awesome to see so many cool patterns all in one place! And I love that you are offering an opportunity for us to get rid of our own patterns. I would love to win that Folkwear lingerie pattern. So many options!


Katherine May 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Thanks Claire! The consignment part is really exciting for me, because we all have great patterns that aren’t our style or size but actually selling them yourself is a lot of work. As a successful pattern seller of 5 years, I have the knowledge and resources to make the process painless for you – you basically get to just sit back and collect a check while having the satisfaction of knowing you’re passing on a treasure to someone whose style it is :)


Mar García May 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Beautiful patterns, I love the Peony dress. Thanks for the giveaway!


Crafty Dawn May 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Not my first choice but I do love the Bebe Dress Sewing Pattern. I am a large size and lot of these only go upto an 18 I’m a 20. I am not an avid sewer I still have the Charlotte Pattern I bought and only got to the cutting out stage! I wish I was better. I need more time & motivation and a sewing group near by.

Are you a US based company? or UK I myself am in the UK


Katherine May 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi Dawn :) I’m originally from Blackpool but I’ve lived in the US for the last 7 years. The shop ships worldwide (I actually just posted orders to Germany and Thailand today)


Gill May 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Great news about the shop, all those fab retro patterns in one place! If I’m lucky to win, I’d like the Laurel shift dress pattern by Colette, because I have seen so many wonderful versions on the Internet- a fantastic dress to showcase all sorts of fabric. And talking of fabric, any chance you’ll be extending the shop range to include fabric at some point?


Katherine May 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Thanks gill! I wouldn’t rule out anything related to vintage sewing – patterns, fabric, notions. If I find it and I think you guys will like it, I’ll put it up :)


Hannah Elizabeth Smith May 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

a HUGE congratulations on the we sew retro shop! I can;t even begin to imagine how much hard work that has taken but it looks fantastic and it is such a good idea to have everything under one roof.

If I were to win (fingers and toes crossed) I would have to go for the the Anouk dress from Victory patterns. I only spotted this pattern a few weeks ago but I have been itching to get my hands on it ever since. I have so many fabulous ideas

thank you
Hannah from http://www.madewithhugsandkisses.wordpress.com


Alicia Joy May 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I love the idea of an online shop! And I especially like that you found some adorable patterns that I’d previously never seen before. I’d love to enter your giveaway for the Elisalex dress. It’s just such a differently gorgeous design! I can’t wait to try most of these patterns out. Thanks for getting the word out!


Keya May 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I would love to get the Banksia top pattern. Part of me reeeeaaaly wants the Tia dress pattern, but what I do need right now are more cute, work-appropriate tops. The collar on the Banksia is super cute, and from what I’ve seen it could be a great tnt – remake-able in a lot of variations of color and so forth.


Bonita May 26, 2013 at 1:59 am

Awesome giveaway and I love the shop idea! Fabulous work; it’s such an exciting addition to Sew Retro!

If I won I would LOVE the 1940s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Sportswear Separates. Simplicity 3688. All my favourite vintage bloggers that sew have made up this pattern and they think its amazing!

As a busy mother of 2 {one 2 yr old and one 7 weeks old} I am in desperate need of some vintage styled pants for my wardrobe. I’ve had my eye on this pattern for ages, but it’s never in stock at my fabric shop! So if I won it, I’d be ever so grateful.

Good luck with the new shop!


Charlotte May 26, 2013 at 3:20 am

I think, for me, It has to be the Chloe A Line Dress Sewing Pattern. It’s such a cute pattern & would make a great summer dress.

I really like the shop layout & your cute banner graphic. Only suggestion would be to maybe use the featured patterns section on your home page (which is currently displaying 3 reproduction vintage patterns) to show a great example of each type of pattern – so one vintage, one reproduction, and one modern. That way you can show off a pattern from each range right on the home page & make sure the scope of the shop is on show.


Charlotte x


Miss Sunalee May 26, 2013 at 3:44 am

This shop is a great idea ! I just would make a page with the shipping prices.

It is difficult to choose a favourite pattern, but for the moment, I’m a bit obsessed with the Cambie dress. It seems like the ideal dress for the summer !

Thanks a lot for the giveaway !


Nenny May 26, 2013 at 3:48 am

Hi, awesome giveaway..! I’ve been eyeing Megan Nielsen’s Banksia Top sewing pattern… So, really really wish I could win this pattern. Thank you! :-)


Maggie cawthorn May 26, 2013 at 4:37 am

I would love to win the Cambie dress pattern


Em May 26, 2013 at 6:11 am

1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Flared Dress. Butterick 4919 has such an interesting bodice! That would be really fun to sew!

Also, how fun with a pattern shop!


Emmy May 26, 2013 at 7:29 am

I would definitely pick the Charlotte Pencil Skirt, it’s such a pretty pattern that’s bound to look lovely on me. I’m going to college this fall so I need some new and fabulous clothes but since I’m going to college this fall I need to save money. Decisions, decisions.


Lauren May 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

This it such a lovely idea, to have so many of the best patterns available in one place. I would love to win the Colette clover pants pattern, I have not made any trousers yet and I have seen some lovely examples of people who have used this pattern, I would maybe try and make a high waisted version. Thanks!


Gail May 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

I have always been partial to culottes. I sew and wear them all the time. They are practical and feminine at the same time. I would love to win the Folkwear beach pajama pattern. It is a unique and lovely design with lots of vintage appeal .


JackieNj May 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Congratulations on your shop. I didn’t see the Colette Rooibos in your list but its a lovely dress, I would love a copy.


Suzanne May 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Definitely the 5th Ave pattern. Absolutely spectacular!


Meredith May 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I would love to win the Sailor Girl Playsuit from Wearing History. My husband is a photographer who is planning to shoot a WWII era pinup calander this summer and I am making all of the ladies clothes. This pattern would work wonderfully for that.


Melanie May 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

So excited about this venture, I’ve ordered stuff already! I’d love to win the Charlotte pencil skirt because its drafted for hourglass hips and is such a classic design. I love the clever design variations on it.


Sarah May 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm

What a great idea to find all vintage inspired patterns under one roof, I’d definitely be interested in selling patterns here. I’m making Wearing History’s 1940′s dungaree at present, but have had my eye on the Sailor playsuit as my next project, count me in for the giveaway.


Ange May 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Hey I’m really excited, and I love that this giveaway is world wide!
Such a good idea to have a shop, if I could chose just one, I have had my eye on this dress pattern for ages – I even have some vintage fabric in my stash I could use, an ice blue brocade.
1960s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Fitted or Flared Dress. Butterick 6582

Thanks so much x


Nina Lewis May 27, 2013 at 2:23 am

Congratulations on the shop! And thank you so much for doing this giveaway.
There’s something about the challenge of making/fitting pants that’s masochistically appealing. I’d love to win Colette’s Clover pattern


Kristina May 27, 2013 at 3:20 am
Elena Knits May 27, 2013 at 4:22 am

Congratulations! And thanks for the give away! My pattern of choice is 1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Open Back Dress. Butterick 5605.


Julia May 27, 2013 at 5:05 am

Absolutely fantastic! I love the website and that i pretty much like all of the patterns. First, I would have to get the Anouk dress though, I have been debating about getting it for a loooong time, now I cannot wait anymore!!


Betty Stitchup May 27, 2013 at 6:13 am

Wow! Tough choice but I would have to go for the Tia Dress by Sew Chic because it’s stunning! Well done on the shop, it’s a great idea.


Mary V May 27, 2013 at 11:41 am

The Rita Suspender shorts!


Lisa May 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I would like to win the Alma blouse. I like all the versions I saw when I googled it. I hesitated when I saw that it has a side zip but I need to learn how to do that!


Claire May 28, 2013 at 3:29 am

I love Simplicity 2349 but alas it’t not in my size and I can never be bothered to grade a ready made pattern (it take the same time to make your own!) so I’d probably go for Simplicity 3688 – I could use a good pant pattern!


Erika May 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I would choose the Folkwear Beach Pyjamas. I love Folkwear patterns and don’t have this one. I think it’d make such incredible lounge wear for summer and around the house! LOVE IT!


Elizabeth May 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Never mind me, I’m over here making little moaning noises at all the lovely patterns. And you’ve got a crinoline pattern!!! I’ve been looking for one like that for ages! They’re so expensive to buy ready-made, and when you know you could make it yourself if you just had the pattern, it’s downright painful.


Kelsey May 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Definitely would go for the Madeline Suspender skirt pattern. Very simple and cute…..plus I’ve been meaning to grade a vintage pattern for ages and haven’t gotten to it. :)


Stephanie May 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I would love a darling ranges dress! I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while. The shop is a super duper idea! Looking forward to seeing stuff sold here.


ruth wilson May 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

I would love the sally shirt dress pattern – it looks like a gorgeous pattern for my first ever shirt dress!


Joni May 31, 2013 at 10:30 am

I would commit heinous acts for the Sew Chic ‘Fifth Avenue’ pattern. No lie, it’s the swankiest thing I’ve ever seen.


Rebecca May 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

I love 30s patterns – they seem to fit me naturally with no alterations, and I really love not having to do alterations! The “1930s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Day Dress. RH1306″ seems right up my alley. *fingers and toes crossed*

Congrats on the new store!


Sean MacKenzie May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

Oh, this is hard to choose!!! But I think I want this one….


I love separates to pieces and it can be worn all year around!!

“The Fictionista”


Maria May 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

The cambie dress please!


Honora May 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

I want, need , cannot live without the Rosie the Riveter Overalls!


Lholy-chan May 31, 2013 at 11:46 am

Congratulations on the shop opening! I hope it will be a success. ^^ And thank you for the giveaway! It’s hard to choose but I’ll pick the Madeleine suspender skirt pattern, as I’ve loved it since I first saw it and I’m sure it would get worn quite often.


misty May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Rita Pleated Suspender Shorts Sewing Pattern,I need bottoms,and its all ways warm here.


Becky Culbertson May 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I love the shop! It was not easy to choose because there are so many cute patterns, but I think I choose the Tia Dress Pattern. It is unique and adorable, with a fun flair in the details, and I would feel so pretty greeting my husband when he walks in the door at the end of the day wearing this dress. Good luck to you with the shop!


Leanne May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hello Good Folks,

I have taken on the daunting task of sewing skirts for my niece’s ballet troupe. Imagine seven little girls spinning around in mountains of tulle. How could I not?
Violet Fields’ Chloe or Ellie patterns would go along away for this labour of love!

I have been a long time reader of your site. I have it come in my daily feed with my newspaper! I am also a fairly regular contributor to your comments section/readers’ blogs usually on sewing techniques and tailoring as well as on specialty sewing machine feet. I collect vintage ones. I will be making good use of my ruffler!

And omg aren’t those Whitney pants to die for!



Christina Lewis May 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I am ready to graduate from sewing dresses for my toddler to sewing clothes for myself. The 1920s Inspired Sewing Pattern: Separates. Butterick 5858 was the pattern that caught my eye as I looked through.


Kat May 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm

There is really too many to choose one from, I’d be keen to try out the Anouk pattern, I’ve made up a Victory Pattern before and I can highly recommend the brand.


S Atkinson May 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I would love the independent pattern for 1920s and 1930s intimates. I just bought myself some silk and I would love to be able to use it on these beautiful patterns.


paloverde May 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I’m going to a twenties dance party this summer, so I would definitely sew up the Folkwear Monte Carlo dress and tunic. This would be a great chance to do some beading!


Bobbi May 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

What a great collection of patterns to have in one place! I would love the Marilyn Dress by Serendipity – I’ve been looking for a great halter dress and this could be it.


Morgan May 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Wow, I totally just fell in love with Megan Nielsen’s Cascade skirt! It combines my love for wraps and the hi-low hemline, and just falls so beautifully!


Jane Kelton May 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

RH 1090 is the pattern I’d most like to wear. Though I was downstairs on the Titanic with the rest of the hired help I stole into the upstairs cabins more than once to try on the wonderful long layered gowns worn by the quality. We all know what happened after that. But my memories of gowns didn’t die, and now, even a two reincarnations later, I still would like to make a lovely lady dress. Please help me realize my aim.


Annie May 31, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I’ve just started on my vintage sewing journey and would love some gorgeous pants to add to my small (but slowly growing) collection of patterns. The Colette Patterns Juniper Pants are just divine and I would love to have them in my wardrobe.


Faye May 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

so many to choose from! But it would have to be the 1910 evening gown for me


Jessica May 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The Marilyn dress from Serendipty Sewing. So excited to have new place for patterns!


Suzanne May 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Darling Ranges dress pattern – Megan Nielsen


Danielle May 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm

If I won I would love to get the Sailor Girl Playsuit pattern. I live in Houston, Texas where it get hot hot hot! I think it would fun to make up a playsuit for summer days here and this pattern is just so cute!


Kat May 31, 2013 at 9:44 pm

There are a lot of patterns I really like, but I would go with Victory Patterns Ava. I came across this first on Pinterest, I think, right when it came out and loved it since but haven’t had a chance to splurge on new patterns in a while. In fact, it may have been on a birthday or Christmas wishlist, but no one got it for me!


Anthea June 1, 2013 at 1:56 am


Great giveaway, this one would be my favourite:


Laura Mae June 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

How fabulous! And what a great idea!

I am reminded of a few patterns I have been meaning to pull out for Summer projects, and of a few that I would love to get my hands on. The one calling my name at the moment is Sew Chic’s 5th Avenue Dress. Love it!


Nicole June 1, 2013 at 4:48 am

What a fantastic idea! I’d love the Renfrew because, despite lurking and loving this site and the fabulous clothes for years, I am still very much a beginner in the sewing stakes. I’d like to hone my skills on the basics before moving on to some of the more adventurous patterns in my collection.


SwinginCat June 1, 2013 at 5:36 am

Very nice! I love the Sailor Girl Playsuit :)


Amber June 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

Oh man, do I want the Cambie dress pattern! I love love LOVE anything from sewaholic patterns but I have been stalking this pattern for what feels like forever now! The sweetheart neck line, the full skirt! Oh the possibilities! I sigh.


Fien June 1, 2013 at 7:12 am

The anouk dress from Victory pattrens please! I AM IN LOVE WITH IT! And it’s very hard for me to find suittable pattrens, because I’m little. But this one would be perfect!


Miranda June 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

I love the Sailor Girl Playsuit by Wearing History. It screams summer and fun to me.


andrea June 1, 2013 at 8:49 am

Awesome! The cambie is calling my name


rad13 June 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

I would pick the Fifth Avenue dress. Why? Because….omg. And it’s just the kind of dress I can’t justify purchasing because, let’s be honest, I have no place to wear it. But who can begrudge me making it (…with a supple dupioni…) if the pattern came my way for free?


Zarah June 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

It’s great having so many repro and vintage-inspired patterns together in one place! So many are tempting, but I think I’d probably go with the sailor playsuit from Wearing History. Anything nautical, I can’t resist.


Skottimama June 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

1950s Repro Vintage Sewing Pattern: Bow Belt Dress or Jumper. Simplicity 3673 is one that I could actually make several variations and wear all year round.


Mary June 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I have been wanting the Cambie dress pattern for-like-ever!


Gail D. June 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I would love to have the Mytlewood dress…no one else will ever have one like it!


Peggy June 2, 2013 at 9:27 am

My choice would be the Hazel Secretary Dress. Love the lines of it.


Anna June 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I would love to try the Darling Ranges dress pattern by Megan Nielsen!


Bianca June 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I would love to win the

Colette Patterns Juniper Pants Sewing Pattern

As a novice sewer (just finished my second piece of clothing!), I strive to have enough clothes under my belt to finally participate in Me Made May. And to never have to spend hours finding the right pair of pants, but making them myself! (Plus it’s my birthday on the 3rd. So I would love an extra present this year ;-) )

Love, Bianca


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