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GIVEAWAY: Simplicity 1061 by Sew Chic for Simplicity

July 1, 2015


It’s been a good long while since we hosted a giveaway but when I heard about the new Simplicity pattern by Laura from Sew Chic Pattern Company I knew you guys would love it!

Laura is a hugely talented designer  of vintage inspired originals (see some of her amazing Sew Chic patterns right here in the WeSewRetro shop) and you are going to love her flirty new pattern, Simplicity 1061 which hits all the usual Simplicity-stocking retail outlets on June 12th.

But why wait? Throw your hat in the ring by leaving a comment on this post and you could win a copy of Simplicity 1061 for your very own. Just tell me what fabric would you pick for this dress/jacket combo? Polka dots? Gingham? Floral? Avengers? Something else? The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, July 8th. As always on WeSewRetro, the giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where in the world you live. 

Would you like an additional chance to win? Heck yes you would. Laura is hosting a sewalong for the new pattern and will be picking an additional winner from amongst the sewalong signups. Head over here to sign up for the sewalong – I’m signing up myself as soon as I finish writing this post! Don’t miss out on her wealth of knowledge.

Here’s the nitty gritty from the back of the envelope, because I do love a line drawing when planning things out in my head. You can scope out the details on the Simplicity site too.


Good luck!

  1. I just love this pattern! I would choose a light pink or violet cotton and use a lacy fabric for the edging :3 Thanks for the opportunity to enter!


  2. I would go for a tartan for the main color in the dress, and then a coordinating color for the trim. (I’m kind of crazy about tartans these days). I’d also be curious to adapt the skirt into a straight, semi-wiggle style.

  3. Well most of my wardrobe is already filled with pink floral dresses….. So i might make it from a pink floral…….. Or I did just buy some very bright yellow Sunflower print cotton, which would look great used in a dress like this.

  4. If I make this for my best friend, it’ll have to be in a girly pink floral cotton. If it’s for me, then something in black white and red then…

  5. If I made this dress (which I definitely will), I would use a light blue vintahe sheet I’ve been hoarding for the perfect project. It has a large floral pattern on one edge that I would potentially make as the skirt portion of the dress. The bodice would probably be the plain part of the sheet and since the flowers are different shades of darker blues, I might add some dark blue piping around the waist and neckline!

  6. Nice pattern. I need it!!I love vintage patterns I would do it with a dark polka dot or a black and white gingham print. I’m so happy it is a worldwide giveaway.

  7. I would love to make this dress a few ways! I have a white cotton/linen with black floral silhouette along the bottom. I also have quite a few yards of a black on black zebra print in a heavier satin that would really make for a classier dress. But what I really really really would love to do is buy some stargazer fabric from spoon flower and make a Ms Frizzle dress! She was the teacher on The Magic Schoolbus for those who aren’t familiar. But I do love the idea of this being done in zombie fabric as well! If I don’t win this is going on my list for when simplicity patterns go on sale!

  8. I would make this dress in a bird print cotton, because birds.
    Also, Wednesday July 8th is my birthday so that would make a great gift!

  9. I would like to do this dress in an old sleeping sheet that I just rescued! Its small stripes in yellow and white and I think it would be supercute!

  10. Yay such a gorgeous pattern! So exciting to see Laura collaborating with Simplicity. 🙂

    I’d love to be in to win, please. I’ve got my eye on a wine coloured poplin with mustard yellow polka dots for this one….

  11. I’d make mine in solid colours so I could get more wear out of it 🙂 First one I’d make would be a simple black poly cotton blend! I’m going to sign up for the sewalong too!! 🙂

  12. I would go for the long sleeve version in a deep emerald silk with either red or black for the collar, belt etc. to make it more of a winter evening dress

  13. I would love to make this in a bold color with polka dots, or just a solid color with a great contrast for the jacket and waistline. Great pattern!

  14. Love this pattern! I think I would make it in a polka dot fabric, since my wardrobe suffers an appalling dearth of dots. Perhaps white dots on an apple green fabric?

  15. I bought 5 yards of the most lovely flowery print cotton from our local Pow Wow that happens each year in the fall. I have been saving it for something special, and this would look adorable in that floral fabric. 🙂

  16. I think I would use polkadots or maybe a floral pattern. and a coordinating solid for the jacket. Such a fun dress.

  17. I would love to be able to make this up in a solid cotton fabric and then add some embroidery or fabric paint designs to the skirt. Would love to see what everyone makes from this pattern!

  18. If I were lucky enough to win this, I have some lovely cotton fabric with school/houses on it. Although the gingham looks gorgeous too.

  19. I don’t know why, but we don’t have any patternsellers left in Norway. How I do miss them! I would love yo get my hands on a pattern like this. Love it 😀

  20. So pretty! Love vintage/retro designs. I’m automatically drawn to polka dots. Checkerd print might be cute too, or small floral.

  21. I was going to say gingham until you mentioned avengers! That may end up happening. Or star wars or doctor who. 🙂

  22. I have almost purchased this pattern twice recently, but I was at the fabric store for comissioned work and money’s tight in my house, so my pattern obsession has to wait for awhile 🙂 gorgeous pattern though! One day soon I will get one!!

  23. I have almost purchased this pattern twice recently, but I was at the fabric store for comissioned work and money’s tight in my house, so my pattern obsession has to wait for awhile 🙂 gorgeous pattern though! One day soon I will get one!!

  24. This is interesting, but it wouldn’t be very flattering on me as I am long-waisted. I AM a fan of several of her other patterns. I can see that the lower waist is a trend in her designs.

  25. Oh this Simplicity 1061 dress is just wonderful! I think it would look good on me and most anybody really. Even if I don’t win I’d love to see what this group does with this fabulous pattern! Thank you, Kathy

  26. I love the polka dot version on the envelope but would probably look for a floral and matching solid. Or maybe a nice Doctor Who print.

  27. I’d use a border print for the dress, with the border on the skirt hem. Then a coordinating solid for the bolero.

  28. I would use a bold floral I think. Going to a wedding in September and this would be the perfect pattern!

  29. I would make this beauty in a lilac gingham with a dark purple bolero, and also another in olive green with pink belt, trim and piping.

  30. Love this very feminine pattern. I would probably make it in polka dots as shown. BUT couldn’t resist the beautiful florals . I would be thrilled to have this pattern.

  31. Toe, this desperately needs a novelty print! I need a Firefly themed dress in my life. Or of course a teal or red gingham.

  32. I saw this pattern but thought it would be too challenging for me but now I kinda need it in my life due to the SEWALONG! If I made this dress, I would pick a pretty girly cotton. I’m a wanderer when it comes to fabric stores so whatever sugary sweet girly girl print I could find!

  33. What an adorable dress! I love the longer bodice on it. I can imagine it with contrasting colors.

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