Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boredom leads to giveaways...

I'm bored. My husband left at 3:00 this morning to catch a ferry to Denmark as the first leg of a two day motorcycle trip to the UK. So naturally I'll be anxious and incapable of concentrating until I get the phone call tomorrow that he's safe at his hotel.
So I'm doing a nice little giveaway to get my mind off of things.
I'll be giving away one free pattern PDF of your choice from my etsy shop to one lucky winner.
I'm a huge fan of pdf's because sometimes you just don't want to wait for the mail, you want to sew it NOW!
I especially like patterns that are short and sweet. I'm an instant gratification kind of girl, and I don't want to use up all of my printer ink on 60 pages, which is why I chose to make these into PDFs for my shop.

Many of you are already familiar with the beach bra pattern. I love sewing this one and I recently discovered it looks great with a nice vintage pair of overalls.

Then there's the flight cap pattern you might have seen as well. I was lucky enough to get my husband to model it for me, after receiving a nice lecture from him on how to wear it at the proper angle.


And my newest pattern that I just finished is a 1940's mitt or fingerless glove pattern. This one is super cute and I'm trying to figure out just how to incorporate it onto my every-day wardrobe. The pattern suggests lace but I can't stop thinking black suede... we'll see.

To enter the giveaway, you don't have to go through the usual hoops of checking out my shop (unless you want to, that is).
All you need to do is become a follower (if you're not already) and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite thing is to sew.
You can also leave a comment to let me know if you became a follower for an extra entry.
For a third entry, you can like A Few Threads Loose on Facebook

What's my favorite thing to sew? I love sewing bras. I don't know why, but I can't seem to resist a vintage bra pattern.

Good luck! I'll announce the winner on Saturday the 14th.

47 comments:

  1. My favourite thing to sew is 50s skirts because they are quite simple but really suit me :)

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  2. ooohhh...lovely patterns! That's a hard one, but I think my favourite thing to sew might be outfits with unusual features (neat lines, deco styles, etc.)

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  3. What a great way to cure boredom. My favorite thing to sew is a cute sundress (at least I hope that's case when I finish the one I'm trying to draft).

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  4. @Annabelle
    Wow, Anne, way to go! I wish I had the stones to try drafting my own pattern!

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  5. So today my favorite thing to sew is baby blankets. That is my instant gratification for the day.

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  6. I love sewing dresses from the 50s! I am not too picky. I love showing up to events being the only gal with an original on! I also enjoy buying great vintage accessories and making the perfect dress to compliment them!

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  7. Oh, what a lovely blog and dito giveaway! Thanks a lot! My favorite things to sew is at the moment vintage skirts. Simple skirts, and that's only because I'm a novice. As I progress I reckon it'll change. :)

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  8. Oh, and I became a follower instantly! I'll be back often I believe! :)

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  9. My favorite things to sew are dresses, I like details and it seems I like frustration as well!

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  10. I love to sew knit tops because they are instant gratification projects that I can whip out when I don't have alot of time to sew!

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  11. Wow that first pattern is so cute! I could so use one of those for my upcoming trip to Fiji!

    As for favourite thing to sew - dresses! Absolutely. Haha! They're my favourite thing to wear so naturally I love to sew them. A girl can NEVER have enough dresses!

    (I follow under my Google account - kittymeow :-D)

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  12. I love to sew clothes that I will genuinely wear, having 4 boys and living in the uk country side means not to many vitage clothes although I do love them. My best pattern at the moment is a lovely T.shirt dress. I am very tempted bt that bra top, I have never tried out a pdf pattern before.

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  13. I love making dresses :) Especially summery ones.

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  14. I love dresses. I've made several, but somehow never got around to making a skirt. Hmmm, me thinks I must remedy this situation!! :D

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  15. I love to sew skirts, even though I'm more of a jeans girl. I think I just love the quick satisfaction and femininity that comes with a skirt.

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  16. Ooh, how cute is your husband, lucky girl! I love sewing purses, but it's been a while.

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  17. It's a tie -- I love sewing retro blouses & dresses!

    I just added your blog ... partially for the giveaway (at least, that's how I stumbled on your blog, from SewRetro) but mostly because I like your projects!

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  18. Hats, because they're how I make my living and I get to be creative with every one! For myself though, definitely 1950s dresses - it's great to receive compliments on dresses you've slaved over ;)

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  19. Hi! I can't believe I haven't run across your blog til now. Love your projects!

    My fav thing to sew is circle skirts. Love them! I especially like to line them with taffeta because it sounds amazing when I walk.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  20. Oooh, I can't resist sewing somthing sweet in lawn and broderie for my identical twin two year old girls. :D I'm on the hunt for a vintage sailor dress pattern for them now!

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  21. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I love it! I love sewing circle skirts - fairly easy for such an amazing outcome, I think :)

    spinny_sakura@hotmail.com

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  22. Such a great giveaway! I've never sewn a bra before, but I'd love to have a go. My favourite projects are sewing simple dresses with gathered skirts. It's quick & easy, no fussy around and I can wear the dress in a matter of hours :)

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  23. p.s. I'm a follower too :)

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  24. Hi! My favorite thing to sew is skirts! they're easy and versatile to wear!

    paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  25. And I just became a follower!

    paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  26. I love dresses, it's an all in one outfit with no coordinating involved.

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  27. Cool giveaway!
    I love to sew skirts skirts skirts!

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  28. I love your blog which i found via your Etsy shop:) i'm not sure i have a favourite thing to sew... Ok yes i do; i like children's clothes because i like fast results lol i'm an instant gratification kind of gal :)

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  29. Hi, I'm a new follower, can't believe I haven't seen your blog before - its fantastic!

    Not very original, but I love making dresse. I always say to myself that I would love to make corsets, but I don't have the confidence yet

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  30. Fantastic giveaway!!
    I love to sew sheath dresses!Sooo chic ^_^

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  31. And I'm a new follower! I love sewing and your shop is perfect for me :)

    I have a blog too:
    http://alicecloset-sewing.blogspot.com/
    It is about sewing,vintage,fashion history,etc...

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  32. I love to sew skirts, especially pencil ones. I rarely have occasion to wear them but I love the way they look.

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  33. 18th century gowns.They are very fun to sew.

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  34. I love to sew skirts..! I follow you and I like you on facebook. Great giveaway.! renia_kl@hotmail.com

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  35. I love to sew hats.

    lilvintagehomemaker.blogspot.com

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  36. And now I'm following you on facebook! woohoo

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  37. I love dresses, any type of dress, summery, posh but I love doing dresses!

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  38. I like to sew kid pj's! I ran into some vintage patterns at a garage sale (super surprise) when i bought 10 boxes of fabric. the patterns were stashed inside the boxes literally over 100 of them. Will be trying my first project this summer!

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  39. Im a new follower! Love your blog :)
    -Shelly
    you can find me at michi2009@themak.com

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  40. Oh and my favourite thing to sew are skirts :D
    -Shelly (michi2009@themak.com)

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  41. Found you on Sew Retro. Love your stuff! I recently rescued my Mom's pattern stash. She's kept every pattern she bought since the early 50's! The bonus is she has collected fabric all my life and she has two walk-in closets stuffed with of vintage 60's, 70's and 80's fabrics. I can't wait to get my feet wet sewing them.

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  42. I too found you on Sew Retro - love your blog! I am a beginner, but definitely trying to build up a stash for when I'm a master seamstress! :) I love sewing on paper! Greeting cards in particular. But my main focus is going to be on Aprons... here's hoping I'm in consideration for the giveaway! :) p.s I am doing a BLOG HOP on my blog where I will talk about someone elses blog each week. I would love to link over to yours one of these times. Keep an eye out! :)

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