Spring & Birthday Vintage Pattern Giveaway

Today is the first day of Spring, and also my birthday - Happy Birthday to Me! And, er, Happy Spring everyone! To celebrate both of these events, I am delighted to be able to bring you a vintage pattern giveaway.

Let me explain a little more about the giveaway. A couple of weeks ago when I purchased the patterns I posted about here, I discovered Miss Betty's Attic on Etsy. Now, if you haven't looked at this shop before, let me tell you that you are in for a treat. There are currently nearly 1,500 (!!) patterns for sale, including some of the finest vintage gems I have seen anywhere.

Here are some of my seasonally appropriate faves:

 A sweet 1930s playsuit with skirt - perfect for unpredictable Spring and Summer weather/the 20 minutes of sunshine we get annually in Scotland

Gorgeous 1950s sheath dress (look how lovely it looks in a floral print)

Adorable 1960s dress with cut out detail

Sweet 1970s top and skirt set (look, it's Miranda from Sex and the City!)

I was over the moon when Shelley of Miss Betty's Attic generously agreed to provide the prize for a giveaway on my blog. She has sooooo many fantastic patterns in her shop, there really is something for everyone, no matter era you're into.

Here's how the giveaway works:

What do I win?
A pattern of your choice up to the value of $20 from Miss Betty's Attic. The competition is open internationally.

How do I enter?:
  • Go to Miss Betty's Attic on Etsy to choose your favourite pattern from the shop
  • Leave a comment below to tell me your favourite pattern, including your contact email if this is not available through your Blogger profile
  • Gain an extra entry by following Shelley's Vintage Clothing and Sewing Pattern board on Pinterest - just leave an extra comment below to tell me you have done so.
The giveaway will be open for one week and will close at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 27th March. I will pick the winner at random and announce the winner on Thursday 29th March.

What if I don't want to wait to see if I win? - I want patterns now, dammit!
Everyone can take advantage of a 20% discount at Miss Betty's Attic, using the special code SPRINGY20. This code is valid with immediate effect and will remain in use until a week after the giveaway closes (Tuesday 3rd April).

Good luck and happy pattern shopping

K x

55 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! There are so many lovely things in Shelley's store, but my favourite was definitely 1960s Misses Half Size dress Vintage Sewing Pattern with slim or flared skirt McCall's 6331. Thanks! x

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  2. No.1 Happy birthday!
    No.2 You've just made me spend some money. I've ordered a pattern.
    No.3 I'd love to enter the competition to win 1950s Misses One Piece Rockabilly Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, Simplicity 4448, bust 34". You know my email address!
    No.4 Thanks for this fabulous blog post.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you indeed!!!

    I've been a longstanding fan of this shop, so your giveaway is everso tempting to me. However, I will abstain as I already have too many patterns and very little time ;o)

    The discount code is also brilliant and tempting too though... ;o)

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  4. Happy birthday!

    This is a really awesome giveaway. I'd love to win the adorable McCall's 6331--too cute!

    Also, I'm following Shelley's board on Pinterest.

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  5. happy birthday! hope you have a fantastic day :)

    This looks like a great shop! thanks for the giveaway. so much temptation, but my favourite is the sweet blouse: McCall's 5079 bust 32"

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  6. I would love a slip pattern, and there are two in my size that are lovely: Simplicity 2252 and Simplicity 2423. If I win, I would love the first one if it's still in the shop!

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    1. And happy birthday! I hope your own new patterns make you super happy. Simplicity 6042 is adorable...that back pleat is perfect!

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  7. Happy Birthday Dear! How wonderful that you get to celebrate with the first day of Spring. I couldn't believe the wealth of patterns from Miss Betty's Attic - I want them all, but will settle for the Misses Day Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, Button Bodice and Patch Pockets Mail Order UNprinted Pattern 2207 Bust 32" uncut if I win :)

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you're enjoying some good weather today!

    2970, a wiggle dress, is my favorite. Thanks, I've bookmarked Betty's Attic! What a great source for patterns!!

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  9. I'm now following Shelley's board on pinterest too!

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  10. Happy birthday. Thanks for telling us about this site. So many temptations.

    I love 1950s faux wrap blouse Adv 5563. Really unusual pattern.

    I've seen some other goodies so might have to part with some cash.... oh no....!

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  11. Happy Birthday to you! I won't enter as I have far too many patterns but it's a fabulous prize! x

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  12. Happy birthday! If I win, I'd love the 1960s Womens PLUS SIZE Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern Slenderette Scoop, Flared or Wiggle Skirt, Simplicity 3722 Bust 39". Too many great patterns on there... emmalawson at gmail dot com

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  13. Happy birthday!

    Wow, it took me so long to go through all those great patterns!

    I finally decided on" 1940s Misses Cap Sleeve Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, American Weekly Mail Order Pattern 3787 bust 28" uncut" It's adorable! And my size! I have such a hard time finding patterns in my size! From all the lamenting I read online from larger-figured ladies, you'd think there'd be a
    lot more small-size patterns out there, but I hardly ever find anything!
    (kelsey.brow[at]gmail.com]

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    1. Oh, and I am a follower on pinterest! Such an addictive site...

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  14. Happy Birthday. I think my fav pattern is 1950s Misses Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, Half Size Flared Skirt and Peter Pan Collar, Advance 9948 Bust 37" uncut. Super cute!

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  15. I have also followed the pinterest feed!

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  16. Happy Birthday! What a nice way to celebrate.

    I'm currently loving McCall's 3342-1950s Misses dart fitted blouse with convertible collar.

    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  17. Aw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Sheesh,you weren't wrong about the volume and quality of patterns!!
    I can't decide which I like best out of these two stunners:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/93759782/1960s-misses-jacket-vintage-sewing

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/92885977/1960s-misses-blouse-in-4-versions

    Have a great day Kerry ;)
    Px

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  18. I like Advance 3011 blouse patterns from the 60s. Happy Birthday!

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  19. I followed on pinterest too

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  20. I am so fascinated by the Simplicity 4193 Maternity Jumper Dress and Jacket pattern. Though that Mad Men maternity pencil skirt pattern is really something too...

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    1. Doh! email: sneakfuzz// at// hotmail

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  21. Happy birthday! She has soo many patterns, it was hard to choose. I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/94287474/1930s-misses-dress-vintage-sewing Mccall 8327 from the 30s- that is pretty and unlike anything I have made!

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  22. So many lovely patterns to choose from, I'm on overload! I think I would apply the credit to Early 1930s Misses One Piece Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, DuBarry 1640 bust 36". It's right on point with the peplum!

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  23. I also follow her lovely board on Pinterest.

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  24. Happy Birthday!

    There's almost too many to choose from! But one of the first ones I saw really stuck with me: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95729172/1930s-misses-dress-vintage-sewing

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  25. 1940s Womens Plus Size One Piece Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, DuBarry 5338 bust 40" is one of my favourites

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  26. I've just started following her board on Pinterest

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  27. So many pretty patterns! I couldn't pick just one favorite. I love the lines of Advance 2882, but I have been dreaming of a dress like Anne Adams Mail Order Pattern 2373 or McCall 8327 :)

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  28. Happy birthday! :-)

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. If I'm the lucky one, the Anne Adams cap sleeve suit (http://www.etsy.com/listing/95018708/1940s-misses-suit-cap-sleeve-top-and) would be my pick. It's very cute.

    macska at gmail dot com

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  29. Oh, and I'm following the vintage style board on Pinterest, too. :-)

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  30. I love Miss Betty's shop! What a great giveaway! And Happy Birthday, my dear! Sorry we missed you at the expo (by the way, I just got the text message yesterday. I'm a big dork. :)

    Gosh...so hard to choose a favourite pattern. I really like this reversible separates pattern (I'd have to grade up a bit but I think it would be easy): http://www.etsy.com/listing/95642597/1950s-junior-teen-reversible-separates Or this Spadea design pattern: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93215888/1960s-misses-dress-vintage-sewing?ga_search_query=Bust%2B34&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6063039

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  31. Happy birthday! I'm 12March which is firmly spring here in California! Hope you have a great day with lots of cake.

    I would choose Mail Order Pattern 4785 which would look very cute as a spring/summer dress.

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  32. I've been a follower of Shelley for awhile now. In fact, she's the one who got me started in Pinterest! So, yes, I follow her there along with our Homespunsociety team on Etsy.
    My pattern choice would be 91668693 as I could use up some of my stash of vintage linens to make some wedding bags or ring pillows.

    Everything looks great!!

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  33. Hi & happy birthday! (Sorry it's a bit late) I hope you had a great birthday.
    What a great giveaway. I've spied a fab 1960s jacket pattern in my size, Vogue 3007. That's what I'd love.....if I was lucky enough :-)

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  34. Happy birthday! Guess what? My birthday is the day before yours. Huh!

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  35. Happy Birthday, hope it was fantastic! If I were to win I would love to make this 60s pattern in view 3. Colour blocking. So hawt right now.

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  36. Oh, and I followed Shelley on Pinterest!

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  37. Happy Birthday and thank you for hosting such a lovely give away.
    I've spied the lovely 1960s Misses One-Piece Dress With 2 Skirts Vintage Sewing Pattern, Full or Wiggle Skirt, McCall's 7603 Bust 31" to 32"
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/94253228/1960s-misses-one-piece-dress-with-2
    Although I might need to grade it up slightly, the pattern is really versatile with the choice of skirt style and sleeve length and the collar is delightful.
    Thank you again and I hope you had a lovely birthday! x

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  38. Happy, happy birthday, lady! I will bow out of the contest as I'm hopelessly behind on projects, but I hope you had a perfect day!

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  39. Happy Birthday! And Happy Spring! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday--a gift for us!

    I'm going to submit the easy one first: I follow Shelley Duval's Pinterest board (http://pinterest.com/lindismom/vintage-clothing-and-sewing-patterns/)

    tina_crossgrove{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  40. Choosing just one pattern is very difficult. I have about 25 different patterns. Like... LIKE like.

    However, I keep coming back to these three (I told you I couldn't choose one!):
    1930s Ann Adams Mail Order Dress--I love the buttons on the front (http://www.etsy.com/listing/75952488/1930s-misses-dress-anne-adams-mail-order)

    1940s Blouses--I really need more separates in my wardrobe (http://www.etsy.com/listing/91564329/1940s-misses-blouse-vintage-sewing)

    1940s Vogue Dress--I LOOOOOVE the neckline on this one! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/93776446/1940s-misses-easy-to-make-dress-vintage)

    If I'm lucky enough to win, I can be reached at tina_crossgrove{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  41. Happy birthday to you.
    My favorite is Simplicity 4466, I am looking for a good skirt pattern.
    Email: cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Hope you had a lovely birthday and thanks for the giveAway! I love the 1960's sheath dress pattern advance 2881

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  43. OOOh, what a great selection of patterns she has! Butterick Retro 6582 REISSUE From 1960 Sizes 12-14-16 - I'd love that!
    Thank you for the giveaway, considering how generous YOU are I hope your birthday was amazing and people were generous to you!

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  44. What a fantastic etsy shop! I love 1940s Misses Easy to Make Dress Vintage Sewing Pattern, Vogue 6429!

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  45. I followed her on pinterest!

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  46. whoa the 1940s sailor dress is right up my alley! close enough in size and I so love the sailor collars but only find them in the charity shops on old lady bottoms...not the nicely softly gathered tops and fitted skirt. plus the girl on the right is wearing gillies!

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  47. I love Miss Betty's Attic!!! I stumbled upon her shop over a year ago and can't get enough. Great stuff!!

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