Monday, December 17, 2012

Giveaway Sponsored by Patterns from the Past!


Hello readers! Today I have a really special treat for you! Not too long ago I bought a few patterns from Patterns from the Past that were really special. Michelle, the knowledgeable proprietress has an amazing collection of 1920's and later patterns available. It is in fact, the best selection I've ever seen in all of my pattern shopping years.


I mentioned to Michelle that I would love to blog about her patterns and then in the massive shuffle that is family visiting, food poisoning and various other disasters, blog features got put on the back burner to simmer. Michelle recently contacted me though with a great idea. A Giveaway!
She is very generously offering one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to Patterns from the Past!

Patterns from the Past has just under 5,000 patterns available from early turn of the century to modern times. Michelle has an excellent reputation amongst sewing enthusiasts. She has been selling patterns online for 18 years and in that time has sold patterns that have been used in productions like Mad Men, American Horror Story,  and the New York Ballet.

A great deal of her love for vintage fashion stems from her love of the old Oz books by L. Frank Baum. We have this in common, both of us were completely enchanted by the combination of Art Nouveau and ragtime illustrated fashions. These books and the wonderful art in them are still among my most treasured possessions today and it's wonderful to have something so unique in common with a fellow vintage pattern enthusiast!


Michelle has taken her love of vintage fashions and created a wonderful website, full to bursting with vintage and new patterns for every kind of fashion lover.
You'll definitely have a hard time choosing just one thing, I know I did.

Here are a few of my absolute favorites:
I'm completely in love with...

McCall 5903


McCall 5935

Butterick 8558

McCall 6357

Vogue 5261

McCall's 4219

Simplicity 3927

Ohhh la la!
If I wasn't saving up to buy a house at our next assignment, I would completely blow at least a month's income on these sweet little patterns!

So, how can you enter to win the $50 gift certificate?
 1.To enter the giveaway pop on over to Patterns from the Past and pick out your favorite pattern (it will be hard to choose!) then leave me a comment here with which one you like most.

You can also do each of the following to get an extra entry, just leave me a comment for each thing you do!
2. Like Patterns from the Past on Facebook.
3. Share about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.
3. Mention the giveaway on your blog.
4. Become a follower of A Few Threads Loose, if you're not already.

Be sure to post your entries in the next 10 days. A winner will be randomly selected on December 27th.

To read more about Michelle, check out this great interview on Sew Retro and good luck to everyone who enters!

96 comments:

  1. Done and done!!! looks like it could be a dangerous site!! :-)

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  2. Seriously?!? Just one? Hollywood 1678 is definitely on my list... but that list is very, very long. Heaven!

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  3. Patterns from the Past is now officially "liked" by me, Carey Cherivtch. I think I could get lost browsing her collection for days.

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  4. There is no way to pick just one! I love her selection of 1920s patterns especially the coat pattern McCall 5903.
    -Emily

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  5. Shared on FB via GypsyThread... which auto feeds to Twitter. :) How could I not share? (even though it may reduce my own chances at winning.)

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  6. Yes, of course I'm a fan/follower. Great postings always! Thank you both for this giveaway and sharing Patterns from the Past with us.

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  7. Too many wonderful patterns, but I'd probably choose Butterick 8558 or Hollywood 1620 from the 30's.

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    1. Liked Patterns from the Past in FB.

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    2. ... and became a follower of A Few Threads Loose.

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  8. It was a toss-up between McCall 7650 dress and Woman's Day 5048 "SMART TOGS FOR ACTION". But now that I think about it, it seems that "Togs for action" imply work of some sort ... so, I guess we'll have to go with the McCall's 7650 party dress!
    p.s. I love you're posts!

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    1. p.p.s. I follow you on facebook as Missy Kendrick!

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  9. Liked and shared on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Vintage-Visions/449224581781602
    -Emily

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  10. My favorite is http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_65_164_577&products_id=6393&zenid=36c100a6d680260fb10b80d619f39475

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  11. tweeted... https://twitter.com/vintageattempt/status/280680174901678083

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  12. Already a follower :)
    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!
    I am definately bookmarking that site!

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  13. Wow, I had to stop looking. The more I looked the more I found, of course. And I can't decide, for work I would want McCalls 9602 but for dress-up Simplicity 2276. That site could be a total time suck, but in a good way. ;)

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    1. I also liked the site on facebook. In case you need to know that here. What a fun thing, thanks for the fun distraction, during holiday time!

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  14. Wow - there are so many to love...either the Hollywood 538 or the McCall 6302, both from the 1930's. I can't choose! :)
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway, both of you ladies!

    Love,
    Mugsy

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  15. Posted to my blog! http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/2012/12/sewing-update-and-giveaway-announcement.html
    -Emily

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  16. Butterick 8558. Without a doubt. It's even in my size.

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  17. I am going to have to go with the Simplicity 1729 (http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_65_163_224&products_id=6811&zenid=b431ddbfb44c3dad051a372e3cba565b). How fabulous!

    I also liked Patterns from the Past! on Facebook.

    HRF

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  18. Oooh, I really like the Butterick 8558. The perfect daydress! :)

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  19. took forever but i finally picked one lol Advance 7965
    also i liked few threads and patterns on facebook

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  20. Oh wow! I really love the pattern Simplicity 1685 from the 1950's. It's a beautiful dress with buttons all down the side front with a sweetheart neckline and two sleeve lengths. Thank you! :) Kathy from Arizona

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  21. So many lovely patterns...not enough time in my study break to pick one. I think my favorite is 4584 from the 50's. I think. There's so many pretties!

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  22. Probably not my favorite because I like so many of them but a pattern I have had pn my want list for quiet some time now is Simplicity 2123 B.

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  23. I liked Patterns for the past on facebook!!

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  24. http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_69_296&products_id=5791&zenid=45f80c398eaae05e609f554a5c95c4b2

    What an amazing pattern. 30s coats are my favourite.

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  25. Additional: I am a follower of your blog.

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  26. Count me in! Fabulous giveaway! I love ALL the 20s patterns but 5903 is divine! Also count me in for 2 more entires as I follow the store on Facebook and I'm a follower of your blog!

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  27. Ohhh, Butterick 8558 for sure! Loving these late 30s/early 40s dresses lately :)

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  28. Just "liked" Patterns from the Past on facebook :)

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  29. Gah!!! Too many beauties to choose just one. The 1950 McCall 8098 caught my eye. I love the back buttons.

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  30. I like Patterns from the Past on FB

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  31. And of course I follow A Few Threads Loose!

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  32. There is so much gorgeous stuff there that it definitely is very difficult to choose. However I was able to find two lovely patterns that I really like. One is this 30's decorative blouse: http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_81_177&products_id=5775&zenid=cf22bbd509bf607bc5b8999665321fad

    and another one is also from 30's this gorgeous gown at the wedding/formal section:
    http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_84_287&products_id=5671&zenid=cf22bbd509bf607bc5b8999665321fad

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  33. I am also liking Patterns from the past in FB.

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  34. And also I'm now follower of A few threads loose :)

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  35. And yes, I could not help myself for sharing this on FB...

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  36. I just added Patterns from the past to my "likes" on facebook (I already like a Few Threads Loose). And, I think I would use the gift certificate toward Simplicity 2303! This is a fun giveaway. Thanks for hosting.

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  37. I love Style 3163! (http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_65_162&products_id=5634&zenid=5f99fc717132947188a088ea2fd6d2e3) An amazing 1930s dress with asymmetric seams and button trim. But it was hard to choose just one favourite…

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  38. My favorite pattern from patterns from the past is the 1940 coat, buttrick 2777.

    Nadine

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  39. Love your blog and look forward to reading you new posts. I liked patterns from the past on Facebook and found a cute one well many cute ones but the one I really likes is Simplicity 1721. Have a great Holiday season
    Tammy

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  40. You showed Butterick 8558 and I think that might be my favorite one!

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  41. I'm a few threads loose follower

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  42. I'm a patterns from the past fan

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  43. I'm having difficulty commenting...I hope this one takes.

    I have always loved those Oz books for their illustrations!!!

    I always have a hard time choosing a favorite. Right now I really like the 1930s Dress Style 3163. The asymmetric is wonderful!

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  44. So many fabulous patterns that I don't need but I want!! I narrowed it down to 2. Hollywood 1620 a dress from the 40's and Butterick 7759 fabulous pants from the 50's.

    Thank you very much for introducing me to a pattern website that I can widdle my time away in front of!!

    I follow your blog and I now like Patterns From the Past on FB.

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  45. I'm already partial to pattern 3927 Simplicity. Follow your site already!

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  46. Too many pretty patterns!!! But one that really caught my eyes was Butterick 4175, gorgeous! Butterick 7648 is also dreamy...

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  47. Too many nice patterns!! (Dangerous site you sent us to there - I could spend hours and lots of money, if I'm not careful, haha! ;-)

    I'd choose Style 3163 (http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_65_162&products_id=5634) from the 1930's.

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  48. I'm a follower of your blog already, as well. :-)

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  49. So hard to choose just one from so many patterns, but there is a 1940s Vogue dress pattern (6052) that caught my eye!

    I follow your blog.

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  50. McCall 7804 would make a nice addition to my 1940's patterns. I don't have a slacks pattern yet and having pants now that it's getting really cold would be great.

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  51. Okay this is not fair Christmas is not here yet, so I am supposed to wait for Santa. My list is very long but I would have to pu Originator 331 at the top, it would make a beautiful suit for when I graduate with my Dr.

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  52. Vogue 4065 is a lovely pattern.
    I follow your blog.

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  53. I had a hard time choosing from so many wonderful patterns, but I think my pick would have to be Hollywood 1759!

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  54. I'm already a follower of a few threads loose =]

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  55. Oh my goodness, Vogue 6830 is so gorgeous!

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  56. I love the little girls dress pattern Weldon 1052. I've been meaning to learn how to do smocking and this might provide the push to do so. I liked Patterns from the Past on FB and put an announcement on my shop FB page. Thank you Anna and have a blessed Christmas.

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  57. McCall’s 8865 would be a fun dress to have in the closet.

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  58. My favourite pattern is McCalls 4219, love that collar.

    Sarah x

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  59. And I follow you on FB and blog x

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  60. Advance 7965 - I just love the collar detail!

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  61. Advance 2194 - I've wanted a jumper skirt for ages and I think that might be the one!

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  62. I liked patterns from the past on FB (Emma Morton)

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  63. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and taking the time to look at my website. Advance 7965 is sold. I leftist up on the website because it is mentioned in a Dressaday.com blog. You might want to share your sewing pattern wishes with your friends and family so you can start your post holiday sewing making something for yourself!

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  64. I'm liking Simplicity 1381 - simple and clean lines. Plus, I do have an attraction to Simplicity patterns - it's the brand my grandmother used and introduced me to!

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  65. Also liked Patterns from the Past on FB - as Hazel on the James (my shop).

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  66. I'm digging the Butterick 3479. You are in my google reader. That's it though since I don't do the other social media stuff.

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  67. I liked Patterns from the Past on Facebook =] soo excited for this giveaway.

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  68. Butterick 8558 is amazing! I would love to make it.

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  69. I'm a follower of your lovely blog too.

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  70. I've bookmarked McCall's 6289 B, a cute 60s bathing suit in my size! Just added myself as a blog follower, and liked on facebook - looking forward to some new pattern discoveries!

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  71. Hi, love Butterick 7794, but as everyone has mentioned, it was tough just choosing one! :)

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  72. Oh, I'm following your lovely site! :)

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  73. Gee that's a hard choice - there are so many swoonworthy patterns over there! Can you count me in, nominating Butterick 9006... Thanks!
    Gabrielle (corbettgabrielle (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  74. Oh and I'm a follower of your blog :-)
    -Gabrielle

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  75. And I've liked the page on Facebook
    Thanks, Gabrielle

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  76. My favorite is this one http://www.oldpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=104_65_164_230&products_id=6862&zenid=4aa6ae17a62bae613feb82f77c647d42 It looks almost exactly like an advance pattern that went for around $80 before I could get it, but if anything I like this one better. I'm so glad you pointed all of us in the direction of this store. I'll definitely be shopping there soon.

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  77. I've also liked Patterns from the Past on Facebook and shared the link to this post there as well.

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  78. What a fabulous giveaway! There are a plethora of fantastic patterns to choose from, and I think Butterick 8558 is stunning, but McCalls 4013 is pretty wonderful as well . . . too many choices!

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  79. I love vintage dress patterns. The one that caught my eye today is Vogue 6830.

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  80. Oh such a lovely giveaway, I hope I'm not too late. McCalls 9602 is gorgeous. I could see myself swanning around in that little number for many years to come.

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