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GIVEAWAY: ErikawithaK Vintage Patterns

February 1, 2013

You may remember Erika (from ErikawithaK Vintage) from the giveaway she hosted for us last year. I know she loves seeing what everyone here is making so she wants to spur you guys on with with another little treat. As I was prepping for this giveaway, I started flicking through Erika’s shop looking for my favorites and I hadn’t even reached past the second page before I had more pictures than I could ever possibly fit into a post. Seriously, go check it out – you’re sure to find something you love too.

The Prize

Our lucky winner will recieve $30 store credit to spend on whatsoever your heart desires from ErikawithaK Vintage. She has a selection of patterns from all decades and some fabric in there too. Erika ships worldwide and, as always, this giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live.

To Enter

Head over to ErikawithaK Vintage and pick your favorite pattern. Pop back here and let me know which one you love most and why. The giveaway will close on Friday, February 8th.




    1. Good heavens. I usually agree with Laura, but — a woman can’t go out drinking and dancing in her home town because she’s a massage therapist? That’s pretty extreme.I wonder if we’re negotiating a cultural difference between the urban coasts and middle America here? I’d be distressed if I thought my LMT was sitting at home (or commuting to go drinking) for fear of me glimpsing her flipping her hair!

  1. Just saw the free give away and headed oveber to the web site. She has some fantastic patterns. So many to choose from, but I really love is Simplicity pattern 4667!

  2. I LOVE the 1940s tennis dress with shorts.

    I’ve had my eyes on it for a while. I was going to make a sports – well: running – outfit in 2012, but buying an old house and not owning so much as a bed to sleep in (we had to get rid of all of our furniture; too expensive to move internationally with them) took all of our time and money. Now that we have an actual table I can sit with when I sew, I hope that 2013 will be the year!

  3. I absolutely love butterick 5147 from 1947′ I can picture myself wearing both that dress and the matching coat. Just lovely! I would have to size it up a bit but it would definitely be worth it!

  4. Advance 6200 because I’m already looking for the perfect Easter dress pattern. Two months lead time is not unreasonable. But can we talk about her fabric? I see a piece of floral corduroy from the 70s that I used to make my daughter a jumper! I may have to buy it to make myself a matching one!

  5. I’m so torn! I love three:,,
    The biggest reason I’m hot for these is that they are all slightly too big for me – I’m much better at grading down than up πŸ™‚ I also love that all 3 have interesting collar options πŸ™‚

  6. My favourite is 1980s Womens Jumpsuit Dress – Simplicity 7812 Vintage Pattern – UNCUT FF!
    Why: Because I can’t wait to sew it up and go Disco!

  7. Well, to start, I would absolutely need to buy the Red/Green/White plaid fabric she has for sale, which I think would look fantastic as McCalls 4032. Thanks for the giveaway! How perfect a spring/summer picnicking dress would it be?

  8. 1950s Womens Dress – Simplicity 1456 Vintage Pattern – Bust 32 Size 14 UNCUT FF I love any thing that buttons on,the pencil slim dress,plastron ,and a dickie

  9. Oooh it is so hard to choose just one pattern! I love the option of dress, jumper and blouse, A classic shirtdress is always appealing Again a simple shirtdress for daily wear
    A good blouse pattern with collar and sleeve variations

    However! I have to say this evening gown is gorgeous and I would love to make it in a blue silk!


  10. So many beautiful dresses to pick from! I’d have to agonize way too long before deciding. There are a couple of beautiful 40’s dresses that I would love to make. But a smart little 60’s suit might be in order too!

  11. This is the dress pattern that I would like. I want to add it to my other dresses that I am making from the 1950s. I like the style!
    1950s Womens Dress – Simplicity 1115 Vintage Pattern – 32 Bust UNCUT FF

  12. It was sooo hard to choose because she has so many great things! My final choice is 1115, which is pictured above, with the lovely evening dress in white with a shawl/wrap collar, and the day dress in the green polka dot. (I think it was a Butterick?) It is beautiful.

  13. This 50’s dress is really lovely:
    I like the crossing front and the gathers at the sides that end in a soft pleat at the front. Plus you can either make it very fancy with the draped collar or more simple and everyday wear without it. And I have to say I quite like the fabric pictured for the green one. ^^ I can totally picture myself wearing it! Thank you for this giveaway.

  14. Simplicity 2354 – the red dinner dress and slip – just to recreate and relive the wonderful black and white movies I lived through as a child

  15. What an amazing treasure trove! I really like day dress number 8180 because it is the first vintage pattern I’ve come across for a larger-busted lady, and it would be my first foray into vintage patterns. What a treat it would be to start on a new sewing journey.

  16. I really love the cap sleeves on 50’s style dress simplicity 4288! I would love to find the daughter’s version too and make one for my girls and I πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!

  17. I personally would not call my selection, the 1960s Teen Womens Skirt Blouse Stockings – Simplicity 6189 Vintage Pattern a “vintage” because I wore that outfit! Seeing the pattern led me down memory lane; I purchased it off the rack when my mom and I visited my brother in NYC and attended the World’s Fair. Black & white checked wool skirt with puce-color stretch-knit top and stockings designed with woven-in black asterisks. That outfit served me well. The skirt also looked terrific when paired with a peter pan collar, tiny-floral print blouse. Loved the 60’s look. Separates are still my thing.

  18. It’s so difficult to choose! But…I must say that I love the three bolero jackets of McCalls 6916. It’s a pattern that I would use often, as I live in Florida and I frequently use jackets for layering in the winter and warmth in extreme air-conditioning. They look sleek and modern, and would match so many other wardrobe pieces.

  19. The Advance 5057 shirtdress is so elegant. I’d like to try the Simplicity 5435 tent dress because of its simplicity (and learning how to smock the dress) and the 1960s SImplicity 5072 women’s blouses with the wonderful elbow patches.

  20. Just starting to get into vintage sewing and I love the clothing of the 30s and 40s. There is just something so elegant about those years and the sacrifices that clothing had to make as a result of the Depression doesn’t detract from the beauty in anyway. Its so hard to pick but I think I would have to choose Advance 2131. It just reminds me of one of my favorite movies – Stage Door with Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Lucille Ball. Definitely something that those elegant ladies would have worn in that movie, especially Andrea Leeds.

  21. I like the simple wrap skirt from the 40s, McCall 5847. The detail on the front makes the skirt interesting. Simple to make, elegant to wear.

  22. Like Lisa above my comment, my favorite pattern is the 1970s Womens Mini Dress – Simplicity 7130 Vintage Pattern – Bust 32.5 UNCUT. I love this pattern, not because it’s listed as a mini dress (heavens, I’m too old for that), but because if you drop the length a bit, it looks like a recycled style from the 1940s.

    Good luck to everyone.

  23. Oooh, I adore ErikawithaK! She has such devine trasure, if I had the money, I think I would buy it all. Alas, as most of us, I have to work hard for my money and spend it wisely.

    Although I usually would pick a 40’s, 50’s or 60’s dress/skirt, my eye cought something different. Something I’ve been looking for for a while now. I never even thought of looking for it in vintage patterns, but gosh, I don’t know why I haven’t! I’m talking about Vogue 7312: Slip petticoat lingerie. I’m telling you, I’ll get my hands on this one, one way or the other! I absolutely love it!

  24. At the moment, my heart sings most for the 1950s Womens Dress with Sweetheart Neckline – Simplicity 4667 Vintage Pattern. Something about the sweetheart neckline, the kimono sleeves and the lace overlay….

  25. this is a hard one – but think I would pick the womens dress – simplicity 2617.
    Something I for sure would make and wear – a lot ! πŸ™‚

  26. My favorite pattern is this – 1940s Deep Round Neckline Blouse – Vogue 6238 Vintage Sewing Pattern – Bust 32 Size 14 – Off the Shoulder” .
    I have actually fell in love with it before I started sewing, and a few days ago saw it again on Pinterest. I remembered how I inspired I was by it.. and used to stare and study every detail. Then I discovered there is this giveaway- what a coincidence! Unfortunately Etsy says it’s link might have expired ( But here it is on my pinterest –
    If it still exists I would love to own it..

  27. I would have to go with McCall’s 7491, the mod sheath dress. It would be perfect for my wedding. It fits the late 1950’s, early 1960’s vintage vibe that we are going for! Beautiful!

  28. I love all of them, but I narrowed it down to Simplicity 2701 1950’s women’s Aline skirt. I need a Aline skirt pattern and this one is adorable.

  29. HI!

    My favourite is McCalls 7188 VIntage Sewing Pattern for itΒ΄s versatility, it can be used nearly anytime and everywhere!

  30. I LOVE S-4608. A beautiful 40’s dress and it’s the right size! I think. I haven’t made a pattern this old so I have to look up the resizing info. It really is quite hard to pick just one. There are soo many gorgeous ones.

  31. Wow, I’m absolutely spoilt for choice! But the one that really stops me in my tracks is Simplicity 1115. Not because I’ll ever have occasion to wear it, but because it reminds me so much of a dress that my Mum wore in the late fifties/early sixties when I was a little girl. Mum’s 82 now, and I’m no spring chicken either, but I can still picture her in that dress.

  32. My favorite is definitely the 1930s Women’s Dinner Dress and Slip. It’s beautiful. I can’t fit it, but it would be fun to draft a similar pattern.

  33. Such great vintage patterns! I love Simplicity 4288 1950s dress. I could totally make that with a modern print and wear it in spring!

  34. She has such amazing patterns! How do you choose just one, lol? I just love the unique closure on this dress, the scallops and lace are so feminine and the princess seams are most flattering on me. Too bad its not shown on a drawn lady like most of the other patterns, but I can imagine it all decked out with pearls, white gloves and matching hat. (sigh!) Please please please pick me!

  35. So many to choose from! I would love the Mccall’s 6738, I can see it with a mandarin collar, perfect for Chinese new year!

  36. I love the 1940s Womens Blouse, Simplicity 1796. I am trying to sew more things that I could wear everyday, and this pattern is lovely and practical. Thanks to you all for hosting the giveaway!

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