Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sew Grateful Giveaway! Win Vintage Patterns from My Collection



Would you like to win a vintage pattern from my collection? I'm taking part in Sew Grateful Week, an initiative by the lovely Debi from My Happy Sewing Place, which is all about showing our appreciation for the sewing community. And I do really appreciate the sewing community. Due to craziness going on in various areas of my life recently, I have been posting less frequently and reading other sewing blogs more sporadically than my previous twice-daily fix. I'm hoping things will calm down by March and I'll have a bit more time in sewing blog land, but in the meantime just to say that I do still consider being part of this network an important part of my life, and ogling the gorgeous things other sewing bloggers make brings me so much pleasure. I love you guys!

Enough gushing, I am British after all. Onto the giveaway. This isn't any old rubbish I'm trying to fob off on you, readers, oh no. These are two patterns I really love, but I can't see myself making them up in the immediate future, so if you can, that's great.

The first one, Butterick 3030, is a semi-fitted dress with princess seams, gorgeous pointy collar and optional detachable contrast  over collar. I'm not sure of the date but I'm guessing late 1960s. It's a size 16, 36" bust. I reckon you could make a delightful nautical chic version in navy blue linen with a trimmed white collar and shortened hemline. Hang on a minute, why am I giving this away??

The second pattern up for grabs is Advance 8622. One version is a boring functional sleeveless top, the other features my beloved button back design and chic roll collar. It's a size 20 or 40" bust and I reckon should be quite easy to grade down if you're smaller than that. This one is pretty hard to let go of too, mainly because of the pseudo-sexy expression on the lady in the top illustration.

Two people can win one pattern each. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below saying which pattern you'd like to win (of if you like both, give your preference in case you're picked first). The deadline to enter is Sunday 12th February at midnight GMT and the two winners will be drawn at random. Don't forget to leave your email if it's not in your blogger profile so I can contact you if you win.

And now for something completely different and more than a little bit random. (This really, honestly is in no way related to the giveaway so don't relate entering to having to read this paragraph!) Someone, somewhere - I don't know who, so thank you if it's you - nominated me for a Dorset Cereals Little Blog Award. Basically this is a clever marketing campaign by them to lure people to their website, but, whatever, I COULD WIN AN EGG CUP! That's right, the stakes are high. If you have a spare seven seconds and fancy helping me in my quest to GET THAT EGG CUP, please click on this link and on the right hand side of the page click 'vote' under my blog. They're not an evil company or anything, quite the opposite, and I do eat their yummy cereals, and it's quite nice that they're showcasing little blogs, so there are a few reasons why it's not a bad campaign to get involved in. Plus I grew up in Dorset!

[Soundtrack: 'Rock Me' by Sister Rosetta Tharpe]

104 comments:

  1. i've only been sewing for six months so i think the sew easy Advance 8622 would be great! plus i LOVE boring *ahem* i mean functional clothes!

    fingers_chopsticks_bobbins@yahoo.com

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  2. I love them both, but my first preference would be the Butterick dress pattern. I would love to make it up nautical as you suggested. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com.

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  3. Dorset blog vote done! Hope you win it, your blog is great :) I love the Advance top for its simplicity and versatility, especially the buttoned low back...never re-sized a pattern but there is always a first time:)

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  4. Tilly they are both wonderfully stylish patterns- how generous! I've a pattern similar to the dress so please could you enter me for the top ( I adore that roll collar) thank you!!
    Not sure if email shows on my profile so here 'Tis
    Scruffybadgertime(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Love both patterns but I do need a buttoned back pattern in my life :) I have got a cute buoy pattern print cotton that would be perfect and still stay wit the nautical theme suggested. And I am not afraid of a good resize!

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  6. That Advance top is Great! So many options! What a lovely give-away! I agree, the sewing community has given me so much insperation and support!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'd love to win one of these!! I'd take either in a heartbeat, but I'll be honest and say the Advance 8622 is the one I'd sit down and make right away. Love it! hostess {at} host-itnotes.com

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  8. I like tha advance tops!
    Thank you for this giveaway!!!

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  9. Oh I would love to sew that dress from the first pattern! Thank you very much for this lovely giveaway! :)

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  10. Count me in for the adorable blouse pattern! And it's almost my size too!!!
    x
    Katherine

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  11. I'd love the blouse pattern. Fancy a button back especially after seeing your lovely chocolate dotty blouse. Thanks for the chance, Susan
    snippajone@yahoo.co.uk

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  12. Oh, what great patterns. If I win, I would choose the blouse because I have some adorable fabric in my stash that would work really well with it.

    PS: I shall go vote for you in the Dorset Cereals contest right now!

    amandarsurbey at gmail dot com

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  13. i love the second pattern, 8622! I'd like to know how to sew the button back blouse (:

    mhuangsmailbox@gmail.com

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  14. I have some big and bold fabric that could add a bit of fanciness to the Advance 8622 pattern.

    This year I want to make simpler clothes but with awesome fabric/added ruffles and ric rac - I really want to add some ric rac to a neck seam (weird I know) and this pattern seems perfect for some added creativity. :)

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  15. Please may I enter for the second pattern? Thanks!

    Hannah

    mzbhaving at hotmail dot com

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  16. Ooh ooh ooh that Butterick dress is just lovely, please enter me for that one. Thanks Tilly. x

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  17. Horay! A pattern in my size! Can I go for the advance one please? It looks Fabulous! x

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  18. I'm a 36 inch bust! Could I enter for the dress? I'm sorry you've had such a manic few months. Glad to hear things are settling down. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I would love to be entered for both of these Tilly, but my first preference would be the dress (I already have some blue linen in my stash!). Oh and good luck with the egg cup, I'm heading over there to vote now ;o)

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  20. I actually like the Advance pattern, Tilly!

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  21. I love the advance pattern, I'm just about to finish my first dress, inspired by your blog, very excited, keep up the good work :)

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  22. I like the advance tops!

    artenius@hotmail.it

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  23. I really like the Advance 8622, and would love to make a lovely button-back blouse for summer.

    jessicalee49@hotmail.com

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  24. Tilly, I can't wait to see a pic of you & the eggcup!

    What a kind offer. However, thanks to the bad influence of you & Scruffy Badger, I have way too many unsewn vintage patterns already! ;-)

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  25. All the best people grew up in Dorset ;) (I may be biased a little!).
    Would love to go into the draw for the tops pattern please; how lovely so see a vintage pattern in a larger size (I am both 'vintage' and 'large').

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  26. oh that advance pattern is just delicious, i am so i love with button backs! what a wonderful giveaway!
    joelle.stlaurent at hotmail dot com

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  27. Hey Tilly, is the pattern of the dress also easy to gradedown?

    I would like to have them both but if I had the choice and it was possible to gradedown the dress i would chose the dress.

    Thank you very much for this lovely giveaway!

    my emailadress is sara_hoste@hotmail.com

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  28. Please enter me for Butterick 3030. I'm on a crazy 1960s sheath dress kick and this would make me soooo happy.

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  29. The Advance blouse pattern is excatly what I have been looking for! I keep making or planning on making too many pretty and impractical dresses and really need to make some separates more suited to everyday wear! I love the details on this.
    Great giveaway!

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  30. I voted for you! If anyone deserves to win an egg cup it's you ;-). I love love love the Advance pattern!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I must have that "boring" top!!! I don't know why, but it calls to me :D

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  32. oh those tops are so cute and simple, I would love to win those. Thanks for a lovely give away.

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  33. I voted for you!! You deserve an egg cup and all the fame that goes with it!! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like both patterns but the dress is my favourite :)

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  34. I'd love the blouse pattern! So fantastic! emmalawson at gmail dot com

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  35. I'm not commenting for the giveaway... god knows I have enough patterns as it is :B I'm just here to tell you that I voted because I want you to win that egg cup! Goooo, get it girl!

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  36. While they are both wonderful, I think I am more drawn to the Advance pattern. Something in her eyes just draws me in :)

    I am so impressed by your ability to part with such awesomeness!

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  37. I'm on it, Tilly, you need that Egg Cup. YOU NEED THAT EGG CUP. I would take the dress over the blouse because I totally own that blouse pattern already. Yeah. And I made it. And it's cute, but a little boxy, so I'm going to make another one with more darts. Someday. Some beautiful day....

    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  38. Sign me up for the blouse pattern please!

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  39. Thanks for the generous giveaway ! I would love either so please count me in. Thanks loads xx

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  40. I love the dress, myself. Thanks for sharing the goodies! sneakfuzz at hotmail

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  41. Yay, thank you so much for the giveaway!
    I love that dress, it would be perfect for me :D

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  42. Ooh, vintage patterns! What an awesome giveaway.

    I love them both, but if forced to choose, would have to pick the cute tops (Advance 8622).

    Thanks again for the giveaway! :)

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  43. Love the advance 8622 view 2, Its very generous of you to part with these two patterns, Thank You x

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  44. I'd love to win the blouse pattern!

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  45. I would like to enter for the second pattern.

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  46. Ooh I'd love to be entered for both, but the dress is my favorite. Thanks!

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  47. I love both, but I would choose the blouse.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Well, if it wins you an egg cup... ;)
    That dress pattern is really cute, I'd love to win it. I don't own any vintage patterns yet!

    Btw, if you have the time, could you recommend a place (thrift shop?) in London where I'm likely to stumble over a cute vintage pattern or two? I'm afraid they're not easy to come by in Germany and I happen to be visiting London&Oxford in a couple of weeks... :)

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  49. I love that blouse pattern! Buttons on the back are my favorite. so simple so cute.

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  50. I'd take either, but I love the blouse. It's pretty close to my size, unlike the handful of vintage patterns I own, so grading it up wouldn't be a total nightmare.

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  51. How lovely that Advance blouse pattern is. I don't think my collection would mind welcoming it at all, nor would I! I really have very few blouse patterns. Thanks for offering.

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  52. I love both of them, but the button back blouse is quite darling. You can email me @ cynbular@hotmail.com

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  53. I love the button back blouse pattern (and the ones you've been sewing)!! I have been wanting to make one so this pattern would be perfect! My email is lindsay.osco (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  54. I love both of these patterns, but my preference would be 8622. I love the button back shirt. Tilly I came across your blog late last year and you have been my inspriration. I started sewing about 2 years ago but had been a bit nervous about making stuff for myself but after reading your blog and seeing the patterns I am drawn to made up I am an absolute convert and on the way to completing my 4th grament this year. My daughter is miffed because her orders are now on the to do pile, rather than the WIP's. My email is tania.bysouth@gmail.com

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    1. Aw Tania, that is lovely to hear, thank you for telling me! I've found reading sewing blogs so inspiring too so it's nice to know I'm passing that inspiration on...

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  55. Thanks, Tilly! I'd love a shot at the Butterick dress. And, good luck to you in your quest for the egg cup!

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  56. What a delight!!! I love the 3030 pattern very cute dress!!!
    bri.risa@gmail.com

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  57. 8622!! How awesome, thanks! nicole.runde@gmail.com

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  58. Neato Tuxedo! I love the Advance pattern! :)

    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  59. Oh I love the Advance pattern! I'm "sew grateful" that the vintage styles are coming back!


    chihuahuameetup@live.com

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  60. I would love the Butterick 3030 pattern, but either would do for me!

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  61. Great giveaway and so generous of you to part with vintage patterns from your own collection.

    They are both very sweet but the blouse pattern is my very favourite

    Take Care
    Nic xo

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  62. thanks for that wonderful giveaway:)
    My favorite one is the top pattern from advance.

    Magali

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  63. Hi Tilly, thanks. Sew grateful is a lovely initiative Im hosting a book for sew grateful and a month valentines giveaway.

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  64. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm a beginner, taking my first sewing class soon at a crafts store. I love the dress for its collar and silhouette.

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  65. Wow, an egg cup - you know you've made it now :-)!!

    I'd love the Advance pattern if I win - thanks Tilly.

    My email is spally55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Thank you fot that nice giveaway. I really love the slim dress pattern. If I win it, I'll definitely make it for the spring.
    pavla.toracova(at)seznam.cz

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  67. I like both patterns a lot but I think the blouse is just what I need for the upcoming wardrobe. You are such an inspiration thank you!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd prefer the second one, it seems like a very elegant blouse.

    erika.mdrs(at)gmail

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  69. Hello darlink! I'd love to win the blouse; and it's closer to my size! I'd be happy to send you a pattern in your size. I just cant seem to squeeze into the vintage 14s. p.s. if you come across anything in a 16 1/2 or 18 1/2 please let me know.

    senjiva(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. Oh gracious, I love them both but the dress pattern is great.

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  71. Hello! I would love to win either, I'm really enjoying reading your blogs and should now get back to doing some work!! Thank youuuuuu, Hayley :)

    h underscore gomm at hotmail dot com

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  72. Hi there! I would love to win the Advance pattern. And I love the new button back shirt - super cute! Thanks for sharing your sewing. It keeps me going!!!

    okeyren at gmail dot com

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  73. Ooo, so nice! The blouse really does look better with version #2.
    sean-mackenzie{at}live{dot}com
    thevintagedame.blogspot.com

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  74. Wow, why are you giving Butterick 3030 away? ^_~ It's a fantastic pattern and I would love to sew one up!

    email: azndragoncrimson at gmail dot com

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  75. I would love a chance to win the shirt pattern! That collar, and the button-down back are gorgeous!

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  76. These are lovely! I'd love the Butterick dress pattern-- thanks for the chance! My email is wildcatspow at gmail dot com

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  77. I am planing a couple of trips this year so I need some tops so I am very fond of the Advance pattern I love the bottons down the back.

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  78. I likes the Advance top! Thanks for the chance.

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  79. how neat! thanks for giveaway! they are both nice but i think i would have to go with the butterick dress pattern

    aprettymess@ymail.com

    *crosses fingers*

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  80. Hi Tilly, thanks for the giveaway. I'll have to go with the Advance pattern, I love the collar options and the buttons on the back. Ta!

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  81. I think I have a bit of an obsession with buttoned backs, so I would love to win the Advance pattern.

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  82. Hi Tilly! I would totally go for the Advance 8622 - such cute basics! Plus this would be my VERY FIRST vintage pattern so that would be exciting to win and also to show off on my inspiration board. :)

    Thanks for participating in the Sew Grateful week! I feel the same as you. Although I get super-busy with work and life in general, too, and may not have tons of time to sew for myself - it's still fun to poke around the blogs and take a look at everyone else's beautiful creations. :)

    Thank you!

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  83. I would love the Advance pattern, I have a thing for vintage blouse patterns and I'd not have to alter it as it's actually in my size!

    Thanks for doing a give away!

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  84. Oooh, I'd love to win, well either, but given a choice the Butterick one. I voted on the cereals site, you have quite a few votes now:)

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  85. Cheers from Brazil and thank you so much for the giveaway! I'd love to make the dress but either would be fab... my email is csebott@gmail.com.

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  86. something about the pointy collar on the butterick dress makes me really happy! dixiedavis at gmail .com

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  87. A long-time reader of your site I've enjoyed your Advance 8622 creations. It would be fun to make up one myself, so this is my first choice if I win. The back button detail is super! Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    Good Luck with the egg cup competition!!

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  88. I love the Advance pattern! It's beautiful, and so versatile. Love that!

    cpumroy at hotmail dot com

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  89. I am in love with those tops! It's hard to find a good roll-collar pattern these days.

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  90. I love both patterns, but especially the dress! I love it!

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  91. Both are beautiful but as we have to chose one, I take the second pattern. I've already have the perfect fabric to sew it...
    Thank you for the giveaway and good luck for the egg competition ( I'm on the way to vote for you!).

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  92. The advance pattern, love that collar... and that button up back :)

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  93. Oooo! I would love that first one! just my size and style- although maybe I'd find a printed crepe and some lovely buttons...mmm.
    thanks!

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  94. I'd love the dress pattern Butterick 3030...both are lovely though. Thanks for the giveaway

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  95. Cute patterns! I especially like the Butterick dress - that collar is super cute. :-)

    (I just voted for you, too. Hope you get that egg cup!)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  96. I love both of the patterns, but if I could choose I would take the lovely blouse.

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  97. I looove vintage patterns! My fave of the 2 has to be the dress, I am full out a dress lover, but the shirts are adorable too and I could definitely see myself in styles from either of the patterns. Thank you :)

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  98. Both these patterns are super cute, but I especially love the blouses. The egg cup blog prize is too funny, I hope you win!

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  99. They are both soooo lovely so please, count me in. Good luck on winning that eggcup ;)

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  100. Thank you Tilly. The dress is delightful, I would love the opportunity to make it. I went to vote for you but apparently voting is for UK residents only. Good luck though!

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  101. I love both of these, and I'd love to win one!

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  102. ohhhh the Butterick 3030 is darling! I love the contrast collar and the buttons, I believe if I made it up I would put some patch pockets on there
    thanks so much

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