Giveaway: duplicate patterns and Shape Shape 2

A short but hopefully sweet post from me today. For a variety of reasons (mostly related to my terrible memory) I recently realised I have a few duplicate patterns and a duplicate pattern book (all unopened) in my collection. I can’t say they are very similar to each other, but I thought it might be a nice little giveaway to anyone who is interested.

They comprise:

1. Shape Shape 2 book: a Japanese pattern book for women



2. Simplicity 1612: several knit dress options, with different lengths and necklines. Size BB


3. Butterick B6217: Gertie’s cute little 50s blouse for wovens. Size D5 (12-20)


4. Butterick B6259: Butterick Retro 60’s patterns, with long coat, jacket and skirt options. Size E5 (14-22)


If you like the look of this little bundle, just leave a comment on this post, telling me your favourite pattern of all time (inspiration is always good) and some sort of contact details (or check back with me) and I’ll randomly select someone this time next week. The winner will get this little package winging its way to them! Good luck!


10 thoughts on “Giveaway: duplicate patterns and Shape Shape 2

  1. My all time fave pattern? Hard to say, really. I think it is one I haven’t made yet. My most made pattern otoh is wide-legged trousers with an interesting side seam that twists to the front. It was traced from a burda magazine years ago, and has become both trousers and shorts. It’s a great pattern for simple linen summer trousers, and I took the time to adjust it properly, so it fits well.

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    1. Haha – I know what you mean about the one you haven’t made yet. I have earmarked a couple of Burda patterns to have a go at sometime. Did you find it as tricky as I’ve heard it can be? By this I mean the scanty instructions and scary pattern sheet. 🙂

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      1. Nah… I grew up with these. Burda magazine has been around for ages. We had it at school and I have several lying around. I’ve always found they’re easy to make, I don’t know if that’s because I’m used to them? They do assume you know some basic stuff, which you do the moment you’ve sewn a garment. So no fear, I’m sure you’ll manage.


    1. That’s really good to know! I was soooo close to buying this in a sale she had recently. But then I looked at my “to-do” list and figured I should use some of the patterns I have first. I have a feeling I will be back to that one though…


  2. My favourite pattern is a not particularly cool NewLook 6963. The pattern envelope looks dowdy, but I’ve made 3 versions so far and they are so wearable and always get great comments! I have two of them on my blog (below). Really love your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! I know what you mean about the pattern envelopes: I’m still fighting to get past them as I know it’s like judging a house by the previous owner’s décor. 🙂 I love your version though and the off the shoulder is so huge right now that you were obviously well ahead of the fashion curve! I really like the cherry blossom blouse too. Very pretty!


  3. I haven’t sewn enough patterns to have a favorite yet! Many that I long to see though. One that I really want is Sew Over It’s Shift Dress. Oh, and I did really like Grainline Studio’s sweatshirt. However, you’ve already made that so possibly not so inspiring for you! Haha!

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    1. Haha – I like that sweatshirt too! 😀 I still need to post the Sailor Top (curses, etc.), although it turned out well in the end. That Sew Over It shift dress is really nice – especially those ruffly add-ons (both the front and sleeves, although possibly not together). See you soon! 🙂


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