Sunday, June 24, 2012

Celebrating 3 Decades Giveaway - closed

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kyle for winning!

I mentioned recently that I had been having some really good luck at the thrift store lately. And yesterday was my 35th birthday. So, I decided we should have a giveaway celebrating the 3 decades I've been on the earth. And what better way to celebrate than with 3 decades worth of vintage patterns??
Iconic looks from the 50s through the 70s, up for grabs for one lucky reader. All look pretty much intact, although I didn't count all the pieces. They are all size 12, bust 32.
Can you get more 1950s than this full skirted confection?! It has a lovely bateau neckline with a sneaky vee in the back. The sleeves are cut on, so it's an easy sew. The jacket has short kimono sleeves, a peter pan collar and pockets. I love that the fashion illustration shows the jacket lined with the dress fabric.
For the 60's, we have a seriously fab, Mad Men style wiggle dress. That collar!! I die. No waist seam, so you could get creative with dropped waist options too, just by hacking it off at the hips and adding a skirt. (Tanit-Isis, I'm looking at you!)
Oh the 70s. Y'all, I'm not gonna lie. I have a soft place in my heart for crazy 70s fashion. And these bell bottoms are screaming "crazy 70s fashion". Can't you hear them?! I love that they illustrated them in bright oranges and pinks. A-may-zing.

Since I'm not a fan of complicated giveaways, I'm making this easy on everyone (especially me!). To enter, leave a comment on this post. Be sure that your profile links to your email, or you leave your email so that I can contact you if you win. I am happy to ship anywhere on planet earth, but if you live across the waves, I don't promise fast. But it'll get there. Good luck! I'll close the giveaway, Wednesday June 27th at 8PM (Mountain time).
This is just a few of the patterns I've been finding lately, and since I can't sew them all, I've put quite a few into the Etsy shop. Since we're still celebrating here, how about a coupon to the shop for all of you lucky readers? Use the code HAPPYBDAY for a 15% discount on everything there. There are a ton of sweet patterns to choose from, and I'm still adding more! I'll leave the coupon active until July 23rd, so we can celebrate my birthday for a whole month!

20 comments:

  1. great giveaway love the decades Susan

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  2. Nice giveaway and happy belated birthday!
    /Katharina

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  3. Happy birthday! Those are some sweet patterns. Also, muahaha! ;) OK, off to check out Etsy now....

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  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you had tons of sewing time and some cake! g

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  5. Happy Birthday--a great idea with the patterns giveaway--and great taste in these iconic picks!

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  6. thanks for the giveaway and I hope you havea great birthday!

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  7. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day and what a nice way to share your special day! :) Please enter me into the give away too! Punkmik@gmail.com

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  8. lovely! please enter me (and if it sways you, 27th june is my birthday!). all 3 patterns are great. joanne.lambert@gmail.com

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  9. I am also particularly taken with the collar on the 60s pattern! Happy Birthday month to you :)

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  10. What a get giveaway. Makes me wish I had kept all my patterns over the years, but then storage would be an issue.

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  11. Happy birthday!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog--she LOVED it!!!

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  12. Have a wonderful birthday!

    The patterns are beautiful, but please don't put me in the draw - I don't think I can cope with grading up from a 32" bust ;-)

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  13. Receive my birthday wishes and please enter me for your giveaway. I am a size 34 bust but size 32 fits me perfectly because I don't like all that ease that comes along with the vintage pattern.
    I hope you have lots of sales in your shop.
    Hugs,
    Jackie
    cutekipepeo@gmail.com

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  14. These are great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Happy Birthday, Katydid! Many blessings pretty lady!

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  16. Happy birthday! Mine's Sunday, but I'm a full decade older than you - wow! I'd love to win - and I'm a 32" bust - woohoo!

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  17. Happy birthday and thanks for this giveaway!

    My mailadress is sara_hoste@hotmail.com

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  18. Happy Birthday to you! Still gorgeous at 35, I see!

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  19. Happy Birthday! I love vintage patterns, and am convinced that I was born in the wrong decade!

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  20. Happy Birthday. The patterns look fabulous!

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