Monday, 24 December 2012

Giveaway: Eliza M's Vintage-Inspired Sewing Patterns!!!

**PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ENTERING**


So, dear sewers, have you heard of Eliza M's vintage style sewing patterns (website pictured above)? Due to time constraints I don't get to spend as much time surfing the online-sewing community as I'd like, but I have to admit that I hadn't heard of them myself until last week. But I am very pleased that I now have! Based in Manchester, UK, they have recently relaunched themselves and I recommend you to head over and see what they've got on offer. 


If, like me, you're into sewing vintage-y/retro-y garments but find all the sizing-confusion and redrafting of vintage patterns a bit of a drag, their range is definitely worth a look. I've just received my copy of the Pussy Galore blouse (pictured above paired with the Hop and Swing pants) and the packaging looks great. I'm really excited to get cracking on it early in the new year, after which I'll of course post a full review. 

In the meantime, the Eliza M team are offering up a free pattern for three of my lovely blog readers so you can give them a whirl yourself for nowt. Consider it a Christmas present you'll really want to receive! And what better way to kick start your New Year's sewing, with more than enough time to create a nice addition to your self-made wardrobe for 2013's Me-Made-May?!


Excitingly, entrants to this giveaway can pick their favourite pattern to win. So whether it's the 40's inspired swing style Grace dress (pictured above), early 60's style Ruby Wiggle dress (pictured below), or any of the others in their ample collection, there's probably something that could become your next party outfit or daywear addition.  


Eliza M patterns are like genuine vintage patterns in the respect that they are single sized, so you'll need to let me know which pattern AND which size you require when entering. So let me know those two things in the comment section below, and whilst you're at it, let me know what fabric you'd possibly make your pattern in if you're successful in winning it (just because I'm nosey!). 

If I can't access your email address within two clicks of the mouse, please include it in your entry comment. Email addresses will not be used for anything other than to contact you if you are one of the three lucky winners of this giveaway. This giveaway is open internationally and the winners will receive their choice of sewing pattern completely free of charge. The giveaway entries will close at midnight GMT Sunday 6th January 2013 and the three winners will be chosen by random number generator and contacted Monday 7th January. Good luck, my pattern-loving friends!

66 comments:

Diya said...

Wow,Just checked out the site.. Interesting vintage styles out there.. Gypsy Jayne is my fav.. Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

spartanwoman said...

Wanda dress please in a 16, goodness knows what fabric, im not a stasher!

Gaynorwalsh at talktalk dot net

Nikki said...

Oh how difficult. I discovered these patterns through Handmade Jane, but to choose between the Ruby wiggle or Grace dress is sooo hard! I think the Grace dress might just win! Not sure on the size though, possibly a 12-14, will need to check that one! What a fab belated Christmas present!

Phil said...

Hi Zoe, I think I would pick the A-line skirt pattern because I could see it made up in many different fabrics and used throughout the year. I would use a felted wool or plaid first and wear it all winter! Thank you for the giveaway and happy Christmas! philippa.lincoln@hotmail.co.uk

Createlas said...

Oh, so many lovely patterns...I like the Peggy dress pattern in a 16. I have many lovely petit pan cotton fabrics which could be an option.... (info@createlas.com)

Allynara said...

Oh, I'm soooo glad you're blogging about this one! I never even knew they excisted, untill you posted this! What've I been missing!? Definitly something to be saved as a favorite!

Oh, and I just adore the Alma Wiggle Skirt pattern! I think a size 12 or 14, but I'll have to check that at home.

Miriam said...

These are stunning patterns. My first pick would have to be the grace Dress I think - I'd probably make it up in a navy and white polka dot I have waiting around for a special occasion. I think I'd go for the 14 although I am a bit worried that they say they are small in their sizing.... I might even have to go for a 16?? Usually I grade out to a 14 in the bust and am a 12 elsewhere. Great giveaway and Merry Christmas to you Zoe - thank you so much for your inspiration throughout the year. I am so looking forward to joining in with Me Made May next year. Blessings and Peace - Miriam x

Sacha said...

I would go for the Daisy Dress in a size 14. I would love to make it in a retro cherry print!!

ps my mailadress is sara_hoste@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

I love the Hop and Swing pants! I can just see them made up in a lovely warm wool, in plenty of colours to see me through winter.

Size 12, please!
frenchkrc@gmail.com

House of Pinheiro said...

I saw Jane rocking the ruby wiggle and that would be my choice... Size 12 .. Merry Christmas Zoe x

Bambi Cottage said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for finding the site, it'll definitely come in handy ;0)
I've chosen the Peggy dress, in size 22 please. I think I've done right in choosing the 22 as it fits my bust measurements. My waist & hips would be between size 16 & 18 but I can resize the pattern.
I'd like to make it in Alexander Henrys "from the hip" Cowgirls fabric in blue or maybe pink, if I can get some. If not then a polka dot & cherries fabric, or roses & teapots in blue.
Merry Christmas x

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

Sign me up for an Audrey in size 10.
Great giveaway, thanks

agirlinwinter said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. I would choose the Pussy Galore blouse in a size 18. Thank you!

Crystal said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I've been wanting to buy the Grace dress for a while now... I think I'd need a size 16. I've got a lovely 3m piece of Tana Lawn from last year's Liberty sale I'd like to use for a twirly dress like this!

Jo Campbell said...

My choice would be the Greta Tea Dress (size 16) and I already have a lovely drapey brown polkadot viscose that I think would be perfect.

prttynpnk said...

Oh- I really love the Connie- thanks for posting this- I love how many sizes these come in!!

Anthea said...

What a great give away! I still need to sew 40s trousers. So my pick will be the hop and swing pants, a size 12.

Carrie said...

I would love the Audrey dress! Size 18. :)

Shelly said...

I only found these patterns last week too and I simply adore the Grace dress in a 14. Lately I've been thinking I need a red dress so probably some shade of red.

Andrea said...

I'll have the Hop and Swing trousers in size 22, please! So many of these patterns are on my Christmas wish list this year. andrea@gideonfamily(dot)org

sewbusylizzy said...

I'm definitely an Audrey - and I have a lovely black swiss dot which would be PERFECT! I'm a size 10 (actually a tad smaller but I will cope!). email ejanebrennan (at) gmail (dot) com

Roisin Muldoon said...

Oh lovely! I'd go for the Eliza pattern in a 12, and I'd make it up in royal blue polka dot cotton sateen :) I'm thestreakATgmailDOTcom xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love to sew up Wanda in an 18. I look forward to finding the right fabric.
lnespbor@yahoo.com

Nikita said...

Eliza dress pattern in a size 8.. love that dress

Bambi Cottage said...

I've just realised that I didn't leave my email address!
Not so clever!
It's bambicottage@btinternet.com
And I found some perfect fabric it's a cotton toile called cattle drive / range which is wonderful ad I love cowboys!
Lisa x

Kay said...

Zoe, Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

What a fab giveaway! I love the Wanda dress in size 14 please. It's so lovely!

I don't have the right fabric for it as sewing woven dress has not been in my sewing horizon yet.. it will be some sort of natural fabric like cooton..

email id - misskayosis AT gmail

Andrea said...

This line of patterns is pretty sweet. I would go for the Ruby dress in a size 12. Thanks for the great giveaway!

stitchparae [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I've been eyeing that Peggy dress forever! Size 14! librik@yahoo.com

Shirley Ann said...

Wow, these are great patterns! I love the Gypsy Jayne shirt pattern. I can see where that would be a very figure-flattering blouse! Merry Christmas!

Alessa said...

Oh, such lovely patterns! Thanks for telling us about them and yay for the giveaway! I really like the Peggy Dress, I'd make it up in some white and pink rose printed cotton, for daytime, and I'm sure it would also look great in a navy and white polka-dot with white collar! :D I'm a size 14.
(aldara at gmx dot net)

rantygobshyte said...

Very torn between Grace and Peggy, either are lovely. Not sure aboit fabric but i'm coveting some Alexander Henry Sebastian Ghastly fabric is smoke. I'm a size 16 :)

Beklet at ntlworld dot com

Macska said...

Cute patterns! Thanks for they chance to be in to win one. :-) I'd choose the Pussy Galore blouse in a size 12.

Thanks, and have a lovely Christmas!

anne jewell said...

i adore the pussy galore blouse and would love it in a flowered voile--annejewellsews@gmail.com.

anne jewell said...

anne jewell--continued--size 20.

Alayna Sanders said...

I love the Hop and Swing pants! I've been looking for a wide-legged pair of trousers and these might just be perfect. Size 16.

alaynarsanders@yahoo.com

Sew little time said...

Love audrey in a 14! It would have to be in black tho!

jo90 said...

The wanda dress. Not sure of the fabric but I have some lovely Alexander Henry ghastlies fabric which I was going to use to make something for my daughter!! size 12.

joannaelisabethbatey(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I just discovered them, too, last week and am in love with the Grace Dress :) I have a gorgeous red slub silk in my stash that would be perfect for this pattern!

Sarah
rhinestonesandtelephones[at]gmail[dot]com

superheidi said...

Thank you for pointing them out, I haven't heard of Eliza M's patterns. I love the cute pussybow blouse (size 14) and can't wait for you to show the results of the patterns.
Hope you enjoy your christmas and thank you for the give-away!

Margaret said...

The patterns all look quite nice, but I think the Pussy Galore Blouse may just fit the bill! I don't know how the size conversion works from UK to USA.

Margaret

senjiva at hotmail dot com

Lori said...

I have been searching for a rtw dress exactly like the Daisy dress. I'd choose a size 12 and I'd love to make in linen. A navy or maybe emerald since it's the color of 2013!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway. Good luck everyone :)

only (dot) lori (at) gmail (dot) com

Elisha said...

I hope this is open to US entrants! I like the Daisy pattern in a size 22, sewn up in a floral from my stash! hemandhawblog at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Pattern discovery twins! I only just found Eliza M last week at work (totes doing work things and not surfing sewing blogs at all...) I am in love with so many pieces! I would say my current favourite is Grace and I would need a size 16. Fabric wise some kind of epic jersey to get a cool drape. Though who knows with me- whatever I grab at a fabric store, in all honesty ;)

geogrrl said...

The one that appeals to me most is the Greta Tea Dress, and I'd need the pattern in a UK Size 22.

As for fabric, I'm not a fan of the fabric used for the original, and I'm not a floral girl, particularly. The skirt is cut on the bias, and for a nice drape I could not use a stiff fabric. I have a heavy rayon in a solid jade green that would look fabulous made up as this dress.

SEW RED HOT said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Totes the ruby wiggle dress, not sure of the size... 10? In a red stretch satin. VA VA voom!

Michelle said...

Oooo, January 7th is my birthday!

I love the Pussy Galore blouse (16)! Thank you for the giveaway!

kitschymommy@gmail.com

Raelene Grueber said...

I would love the Eliza pattern for my daughter in a size 22, she is very busty and struggles to find anything to fit let alone flatter her so it would be nice to be able to make her a special dress. I would do it in a black with white polka dots and another in red with White polka dots it would look great in many fabrics I have on hand
Thank you for the oppurtunity to win raegrueber[at]gmail[dot]com

Tors - Girl meets Wolf said...

Ooh, I've not heard of them before, they look fab! I'd probably go for the Pussy Galore blouse in a 12, because you can never have too many tops and I clearly don't have enough to begin with ;)

Marghe said...

My fav? the pussy galore blouse, size 10. the fabric? maybe a cotton whith flowers or the one whit little cars i have in my stash!!
Marghe
tredita@yahoo.com

Lady Cherry said...

I like the hop and swing pants, would make them in navy, check and khaki wool fabrics. And in a red too! Size 16.

ursy87 said...

I would plump for the peggy in a size 20, and it would have to be a classic polka dot!

geogrrl said...

I'm not sure if you can get to my e-mail through my profile or not. I can be reached at chemgrrl @ hotmail dot com

Just remove the spaces and replace "dot" with an actual dot.

Naomi Knows said...

I've literally just created a post about Audrey Hepburn!

I would love the Audrey Dress Pattern, and I think a size 18 would probably be a safe bet. That way I can reduce down as I lose weight!

I'm just a beginner, but I'd love to create it in the black, but I think it would look amazing in cream, and/or white too. I think it would be really pretty in polka dot for the summer time as well. :D

naomiknowsblog@yahoo.co.uk

handsinthedirtheadintheclouds said...

Amazing! I'd love the Grace dress! I have a 34" bust and usually fit into a vintage size 12-14. In modern sizing I tend to be a 7.
mlangfitt777@comcast.net

Lisa P said...

Definitely the ruby wiggle dress, size 14. I've got some bright blue (somewhere between a teal and a royal blue) stretch taffeta in my stash that I'd use for it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! poldapop[at]gmail[dot]com

Mary said...

Wow. Either Wanda or Gypsy Jayne in size 20. Thanks for the opportunity to win and Happy New Year.

marydevol at comcast dot net

Caroline said...

Oh, I like the Audrey dress. It would make a lovely LBD. I do like the gypsy Jayne blouse too, it looks so comfortable and easy to wear, but so much nicer than a T shirt and dressier than a button up. hmm, tough choice. I 'll cross my fingers that I have to choose.

I'm between a 10 and a 12 ... so I guess I would have to figure that out.

Thanks for pointing out a pattern source I'd never heard before. I'll be adding to my virtual wish list!

run2mommy(at)verizon(dot)net

Jacqueline said...

It's the Ruby that does it for me, in a size 10. As for fabric, I think I have some teal coloured fabric that would be just the ticket.
sewinginbrogues-at-gmail-dot-com.

journeygrl said...

Peggy Dress in size 16!! Wow that's pretty.

amo679 at att dot net

Nykie D said...

Eliza in a size 10 for me. I'd make it in a lovely floral fabric with a pink background. Or polka dots. Or a plain purple. Cadbury purple. Oh, I'm indecisive! My email is Nykie [at] another.com

Sox said...

Happy New Year, Zoe.
I am dreaming of summer already! The Daisy dress in a size 16 would be lovely.
I wish you success in your 2013 endeavors.

Megan said...

I love the Audrey and I would need the size 20. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

BusyLizzie said...

Wow, generous giveaway. If I win, I would like the Audrey Dress in a size 16! Thanks so much!!

serendipity said...

wow, what a greyt giveaway, I love all Eliza's patterns but I would love the Greta tea dress in a size 16.

thanx for your generosity
joan in italy

bart-joan ( at ) libero ( dot) it

Lynn said...

They are all such lovely patterns, either the Wanda dress( have some lovely summer weight Hawaiian/Batik style fabric that would look lovely!) or the Gypsy Jayne- in gingham I think!

Zoe said...

Thanks for entering everyone, this giveaway is now closed and the three lucky winners have been selected and contacted.

Congrats:
Lori, Kay & Allynara!

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