Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wendy's Pattern Stash: EU-only Giveaway!!!!

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


Before Christmas a lovely lady and reader of my blog Wendy contacted me with a bit of a dilemma, here's what she wrote:

'Today I've been rethinking my future sewing plans and have cleared out my small pattern stash. I have 13 patterns (most used, some not) that I know I will never use, they are all women's clothing. Sadly here in Luxembourg we have no charity shops to which I can donate them and I have no sewing community either. Being a follower of your blog I know that you are involved in the sewing community in Brighton and give classes etc. I wonder if you, your students or your favourite charity shop could use these patterns.'

After some emailing back and forth, we agreed that the best way for all these lovely patterns to reach a new owner who would really want to use them would be to hold a giveaway. Wendy has no blog of her own (yet!) so we agreed to host the giveaway here on my blog, and she will very kindly post the patterns to one winner who lives anywhere in the EU completely free of charge! Damn, there's a very lucky potential winner out there right now...

Here's what's on offer and what condition they are in:

New look 6945  8-18 uncut
Colette Clover 0-18 cut to size 18
Burda 8361 6-18 cut to size 18
New Look 6104 10-22 cut to 16/18
Vogue 8634 Lrg/XL  cut
New Look 6885 8-18 view E cut to 16/18
Vogue 7837 L/XL uncut
Simplicity 2508 14-22 some pieces cut to 16/18
Burda Style 7239 10-20 cut to 18
New Look 6669 8-18 skirt cut to 18
Style Arc Samantha 16 cut
New Look 6937 10-22 view E cut 16/18
McCalls 4769 12-18 uncut

The cut patterns will still be intact and usable for sizes smaller she cut. Look the numbers up on Pattern Review if you would like to know more about each style.

As mentioned above, all these patterns will be re-homed to one single lucky recipient. To enter, let Wendy and I know why you'd like to receive these patterns in the comment section below. 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 the winner of this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of EU countries only and the winner will receive all the sewing patterns completely free of charge. The giveaway entry period will close at midnight GMT Sunday 20th January 2013 and the winner will be chosen and contacted by Wednesday 23rd January. Good luck, my pattern-loving friends!

71 comments:

Trees said...

Darn it! Wished I lived in the EU! The winner is very lucky:)

SwinginCat said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway - i will try my luck :)

I would like to get the pattern, because I've especially vintage patterns and need a little more experience with designs and tailors generally to be able to sew them. And normal pattern are perfect for practicing.

Esta said...

The reason I'd like to win is that I haven't used neither New Look, McCall's nor Pattern Runway patterns, because they're not sold here in Estonia and shopping online for patterns would mean I had to pay a fortune for shipping costs.

My email address is esta (dot) prangel (at) gmail (dot) com

Miriana said...

As they're in my size, it would be rude not to enter so please count me in. Mirce75@googlemail.com

MadameRenard said...

Oh, amazing giveaway!!! Thank you girls!
I'd like to win these patterns because I've started to sew clothes for myself in 2012 and this is I want to learn more about sewing clothes and patterns.
And some of these patterns you are offering aren't available here in Italy!
Silvia
silviatriv @ g m a i l . come

Tuia said...

Yep, my size so I could actually use them! Seriously, I have not been sewing to myself enough lately, only for my daughter or as gifts, so I made a New Year's resolution to make more wearable garments for myself this year.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tuija
Tuijahyppanen at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for organizing this!
I am a beginner in sewing and would love to have this patterns as a wonderful start to some projects for myself as they are actually in my size!

Cornelia
ck (dot) ge (at) web (dot) de

Louise said...

What a kind gesture, also my size, so I too would like to be included in the draw.

Googlowka said...

Hi! I live in Poland and about a year ago I've started sewing. I started my own blog and I feel like the happiest person in the world because FINALLY (after years of searching) I have found my HOBBY. I am aware that while sewing I make a lot of mistakes and I try to learn from them as much as posiible and EVERY TIME I FALL I STAND UP (if one may say so about sewing failures :) ).
These patterns would help me to learn even more, to try new fabrics, new sizes - my dream is to make something for my Mom. I've already tried but nothing I made siuted her. Maybe this time?
Hope you're well!
googlowka@gmail.com

Allynara said...

What a kind gesture of Wendy! I'm not entering her give-away, but I just wanted to say that I'll keep her idea in the back of my mind, because I do have a lot of patterns and perhaps I've got to sift thru the ones I didn't really like or will be sewing again and do something familiar. It's a great, inspiring idea!

Gaynor said...

So generous of Wendy! I'd love to be considered for the win. It's been a tough 2012, physically and financially but I'm ready for this year and Wendy's patterns would be the best starting point.

Gaynorwalsh@talktalk dot net

Sara said...

I would love to win this giveaway to try out new patterns and maybe learn new skills on the way! I live in Belgium, so that's not so far away;-)
ps my mailadress is sara_hoste@hotmail.com

juicyknits said...

I'm in. I'm just a starter, but that would be a great help for me. My email is juicyknits AT gmail DOT com.

westmoon said...

Fantastic giveaway. Just my size and all patterns I would love to own!

I am calathea.uk (at) gmail.com

Grace said...

I would like to win these patterns as they are the right size and I have only recently started sewing so they would be an excellent way of building up experience

Grace

grace @ hotmail.co.uk

Grace said...

sorry email for above should be gracecunningham @ hotmail.co.uk

karla said...

What a great giveaway! I would like these patterns as I'm trying to increase the amount of sewing that I do for myself this year. I've had enough of practical sewing and need to push myself out of my comfort zone.

karlaeabryant@yahoo.co.uk

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

Thank you so much Wendy!

Yvonne said...

Oh yeah already cut in my size and especially the clover pattern would be awesome to have.
Thanks a lot!

eva lo said...

For one giveaway I live in the right place! yuhuuuu
I would like to win these patterns to continue experimenting with this great hobby!
thanks in advance,

elocose arroba gmail.com

Beklet said...

As others have already commented - FINALLY something in my size! Most vintage etc patterns are cut to a 10/12, and it's rare to find anything in a 16/18 so count me in!

bekletatntlworlddotcom

AK said...

What a wonderful idea & a great way to spread the love of patterns.
I would like to win these - I might just hold 13 seperate giveaways via my blog & re-distribute to 13 more lucky gals.
angekronaus@gmail.com

Sew little time said...

oh amazing! i'd love to win (if only for the clovers as trousers are my objective to sew this year!). thanks wendy (and Zo!)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I dont think there is anything in that pile of pattern that I wouldn't like to make. Ive just come back to sewing after a 20 odd year gap and these patterns would provide so much inspiration.

Sarah
sarahjbullard@gmail.com

Ari said...

Thank you. This giveaway is amazing :) I hesitated first but I realized there are a total of 13 patterns and we are in 2013 and 13 is my lucky number :D
I am from Romania, I am new to sewing but I dream to make sewing the love of my life. We are still at the flirting phase and I guess a bunch of lovely patterns will give me the necessary boost.
ariada_elena [ at ] yahoo [dot] com

Helen Made said...

Wow how generous is this! Count me in for sure! hbennett28@gmail.com

ldolan25 said...

What a really lovely and generous giveaway! Real gems of patterns there! :-)

I volunteer for "Reworked for Oxfam" in Reading and we would make fabulous use of these new/almost new patterns.

All the items for "Reworked for Oxfam" are created, by volunteers, from donated and recycled materials. Some are Reworked, others made from scratch. Each piece is unique. All the profits made from sales are donated to Oxfam.

I can't find a link for our Reworked stuff but here is Oxfam's page - http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-shop-caversham/

Thanks for the chance to win,

Lisa (lisacdolan at gmail dot com)

Patricia Major said...

What a lovely idea. I have been making a few dresses for myself from vintage patterns and have realised I need tops and more casual clothes - SATM not dripping with glamour you see. I am not familiar with NEW LOOK but those look just the ticket for everyday
trish42@live (dot)co (dot) uk
thanks Wendy and Zoe

jadestar said...

Wow. Thats so generous of you wendy. I know whoever gets there patterns will be very grateful.
Its funny. Looking at the picture of these patterns they seem to cover all the targets I have been mentally setting myself this year.
1. Coat
2. Jersey top
3. Trousers
4. Underwear
And there are top patterns, cake. I'm not good when it comes to buying cake patterns :-) which is my last target of the year. Try to make more clother I can wear on a day to day basis.
Craftedbyme@rocketmail.com

Mareike said...

Hi, that's so kind of you to give your patterns away. I definitly would flip out, if I could win it, because this way I could try different pattern styles to find out which fits best (which is not so easy).
Thanks for your generousity!

HoffiCoffi said...

Hi, I would love to win because these are all fairly new patterns and most of mine are from the seventies and eighties. It would mean that I could invite the girls over and offer to make them something - I think I may have previously scared them off with my full skirts and puff sleeves! :)

Amy said...

Thats so nice!
As a beginner (I am only on my 2nd sewing project ever!) I would love the challenge of sewing up those pieces!

Thanks

vickikatemakes said...

That is so generous! I'd love to win and those patterns that I wouldn't use I promise faithfully to pass on to another who will use them.

eitchy said...

What a generous giveaway!

After my 2nd pregnancy (I'm due in April) I want to reinvent my wardrobe and this lot of patterns would certainly help me do it.

e-mail: escorpio (at) spray (dot) se

CraftyGlitten said...

This is a great giveaway and I'd love to win them and would share with my fellow Cambridge sewers at our monthly group meetup

Thanks for the giveaway - Collette

Sweetie4 said...

I would like to win these patterns . thank you

Sweetie4 said...

i would like to win these patterns thank you.

Els said...

wow! love to win...

Anna said...

So generous of Wendy! Thank you both, Wendy and Zoe, for making this giveaway possible.

I love these patterns and would like very much to win because they would help me to develop my sewing skills.

Anna

a(dot)sinkoli(at)gmx(dot)net

Chiara said...

fantastic chance, I love sewing and play with fabrics...
why not?
chiara (dot)arciglio(at)gmail(dot) com

Fiona said...

I'd love to enter! I would like them because, although some of the patterns already suit my style some do not and this year I am trying to look beyond the pattern envelope as I think I can be blinkered by that sometimes. I think I could get some really great results from using a pattern in a different way. These would be a great way for me to get started, I could challenge myself to use every single one to create something that is my style!
This is my email parker.fiona@hotmail.com

audreyswardrobe said...

What a generous giveaway! I would donate the patterns on to a friend in Serbia who is a wonderful seamstress but has struggled financially her whole life from lack of opportunity and discrimination. I live next door to Luxembourg myself!

I'll try to set up an easy contact function on the blog I am linking, but if it doesn't work, could you perhaps consider leaving a comment at the top post?

House of Pinheiro said...

Wendy, that's so sweet of you, thanks x

de gele koffer said...

Wow how nice! I would love to win the give away it would make me more and more expierenced making nice clothing....
lucky winner!!!! Good luck.

By BORG said...

Wow that is very nice, I would love to win! Then I could even make more than I already can, so I would like to improve my skills with your help...-X- By BORG

By BORG said...

By BORG is
http://www.thuismetingeborg.blogspot.nl (above comment had the wrong adress.....)
-X-
ps I would love to have also some members......

Amy said...

Oh my goodness,what a lovely giveaway! You're both earning some serious sewing good karma right now!
I would love to win because in a moment of madnesd I signed up to Karen of Did You Make That's new years resolutions blog post,promising to make 6 items of clothing for myself from sewing patterns this year,with the aim of conquering my fear of the sewing pattern!

sadie's sewing adventure said...

Thank you wendy, what a great collection of patterns to get me started on the sewing journey.
hansonpink ( at ) hotmail ( dot ) com

Amy said...

Oh no,I forgot my email address! Discount this comment,I'm honestly not trying to enter twice! 3rdlawofmotion [at] gmail [dot] com :-)

Carol Bailey said...

I have come back to sewing after having quite a long illness. I am rebuilding my pattern stash. These patterns are in my size and would give me both practical and inspirational help. It is a lovely giveaway I would love to win it. Carol. baileysisters@hotmail.com

Karen Shaw-Jones said...

What a generous giveaway.
The patterns happen to be in my size!

I have taken a pledge for 2013 not to buy anything new, so I will be attempting to sew all my clothes.

Email karenshawjones at btinternet dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this. I am sewing on a very tight budget and am working from a bunch of old 70's and 80's patterns I got from my mother in law. I can't justify buying these patterns but I would LOVE a chance to win them and make some more... contemporary clothes :) And they're all in my size so it would be amazing to win these!

Eleanor
eleanorkrause87 at gmail dot com

Eirini said...

What a generous offer from Wendy and you! I am a relatively new sewist (I just completed 1 year of sewing) and from these pattern companies only Burda is available in Greece, where I live. Of course, you can always order them online, but then the shipping alsmost doubles their cost. I would be glad to try my skills to new designs!

Anonymous said...

What a treasure, I would love to get my hands on these patterns. Since I only used patterns from burda magazine before, this would realy simplify my life. Plus I'm from Belgium, so they would stay close to home.
anso766 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Vairë Gwîr said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! Thanks to you and especially to Wendy.
I am a beginner and I'd love to win this giveaway because I probably wouldn't have dared to buy some of the patterns included in this bundle! This means I may have an opportunity to try out something I've never done before and never dreamt of doing.

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NAAN POCEN said...

This is Awesome (and I hope I get lucky). I am getting married in a couple months and would so love to make my own (non traditional)dress. Receiving these will certainly be kind on my budget. I forgot my email (sorry).....email is naanpocen (at) gmail (dot) com

Paulina said...

My newyears resolution is to only use my fabric stash and to not buy anything commersialy made. My problem is that I don't have very many patterns and I see several in the pic that would be perfect! I think it is super nice of you guys to do this and I am keeping my fingers crossed I think it is said in english? In Sweden that means lying, so I will keep my fingers crossed in english and hold my thumbs (wich is the swedish version of hoping to win) in swedish :) I would also take this oppertunity to tell you that I made your camisole from my boyfriends old t-shirt and I think that it is the sweater I get the most compliments for! Have a nice evening. //Paulina (email: paulina.hesselgren[at]outlook.com)

Kitty Kanzashi said...

Oh I would love to win this!

I have just start to make my own clothes and this giveaway would give me a great start!

You can contact me on kittykanzashi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a nice competition! I would like to win to give my sister some patterns to start with, now that she has asked me to learn her how to sew different types of clothes.
Malin
malinkinberg@hotmail.com

sheila said...

I live in Brussels. If Wendy wishes to meet other sewers and would like to contact me, I can let her know when we have occasional meet-ups. We are a small but expanding group of sewers from Netherlands,Belgium, sometimes Germany, and of course the UK. (Our nationalities are many but we all speak English.) Meet-ups usually are loosely based on a sewing-related event (fabric market, fashion exhibition, visiting sewist,...) and "develop" from there. Our last get together was a sewing weekend in Broadstairs in October.
For information, I lived in Luxembourg for many years, myself.
My e-mail is sheila(dot) cumming (at)gmail (dot) com.

Tina said...

Well, after taking up dressmaking in order to make clothes that actually fit my 'over-large' figure, I have now lost weight and need smaller patterns! BUT, more importantly, I have two beautiful teenaged daughters, both of whom have taken textiles as their options at school. It is a joy to be able to try and share with them the idea that we can all dress as individuals, rather than wearing poorly made overpriced 'fashion' from chain stores. They are just beginning to see how attractive the prospect of 'making their own' is; so if we did win, there woulod actually be three winners rather than one.
Whoever does win, I am sure they will make good use of the patterns, you are very generous :)

Ragged Wren said...

Oooo, I'd love a chance to win these lovely patterns :)

I'd like to win them as I'm at-the-moment learning to sew my own clothes in what is going to be our most low budget/frugal year yet.

My clothes sewing is coming on gradually, and I'd love some quality patterns to try :)

Thankyou kindly for the chance :)

Ragged Wren said...

Whoops, forgot my email :)
raggedwren@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Jess said...

Hi Zoe, I would LOVE to be included in the give-away:) I am determined to sew more this year and teach myself some new techniques and these patterns would be a awesome kick up the bum to actually do it!!! Plus they are in my size which is a bonus:)
Thanks so much for hosting this!

Jess Aka Pink Sunshine

pink_sunshine@hotmail.co.uk

hannybobbins said...

I would love to win these patterns. I've just got in to clothes sewing and these are loads of thenpatterns on my list to buy!

Ingrid said...

OMG, it's the coolest give away ever! Can't believe someone has those patterns and won't use them. I'd like to win them to share them with the girls of our sewing club :)
My email: nipitirile@gmail.com

Lynn said...

Wow, there I was thinking I had to pick one! A very generous giveaway!
If I won I'd have to enter the world of giveaways on my blog( or maybe join in a pattern pyramid!).
There is a coat pattern I spotted in the mix- that is my aim- to make a coat for me.

Alice alice(dot)grillet(@)gmail(d said...

Wah! That's a kind idea!
I would like to win the patterns because there is a lot of separate and especially blouses or top and i would like to sew for myself more top and blouses, because i love dresses and sewing them but the truth is that's not what i wore the most during the year... Thank you so much for this initiative!

ingarosa said...

Almost missed this!
I'd love to win this stash, 'cuz - my mom's birthday is barely a month away and i'd be happy to give her something her size sewn by me. Since i'm not a pro in sewing - a proper pattern is a much appreciated help and half way to nice looking garment :)
email: ingarosa (at) inbox.lv

Zoe said...

Congrats to Vicki Kate Makes for winner these patterns Thanks everyone for entering xxx

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