Spring Cleaning Giveaway

To start off my first Me-Made-May I’ve got a giveaway for ya’, and it’s a big un’! This giveaway has something for sewers and non-sewers alike.

From My Stash to Yours

For the sewists out there, I have some patterns to give away. I will mail these to fellow stitchers anywhere around the world.

The envelopes are not in pristine condition and the bell skirt is the only uncut pattern. Without further ado, here are the patterns:

First up, a swimsuit and beach-coat pattern. The top is similar to the one that I used (with some modifications) last summer for my retro swimsuit.


Simplicity 7692 from 1968, size 8, bust 31.5

Next, a bell skirted evening dress pattern.

Butterick 2906, size14, bust 34

Butterick 2906, size14, bust 34

Finally, a basic princess seam dress with different variations. There’s a detachable collar and buttons option, a cute pleat with contrasting insets option, and a dropwaist bow belt option. The dress can be sleeveless or have set-in sleeves.

McCall's 8263 from 1966, size 14, bust 34.

McCall’s 8263 from 1966, size 14, bust 34.

From My Closet to Yours

As I said in the beginning, this giveaway isn’t just for sewists. When I was going through my wardrobe and making my plans for Me-Made-May, I realized that there are several items that I made over the past few years and rarely wore or only wore once or twice. These dresses deserve to be worn and loved. I can’t bear to give them to a thrift shop, so I thought I’d see if anyone out there might be interested in a couple of them.

First up, a reconstructed dress that I’ve only worn once or twice.

100_2992Here’s the blog post about the dress, if you’re curious. Here are the approximate measurements: bust-34-35″, waist-27-28″, hips-free, length-37″.

Second, this dress with a pintuck bodice.

100_3339I absolutely adore this dress, but I’ve worn this maybe three times.

100_3323The neckline is cut a bit low for my taste, and it’s always been a bit too big for me. I’ve never really been able to comfortably wear it. Here are the approximate measurements: bust-35″, waist-27-28″, hips-free, length-40″, bodice length-14″.


To enter:

1.) Leave a comment letting me know which item you’re interested in. Make sure to include some form of contact information (blog or email). You’re not obligated to follow this blog for your first entry in the giveaway (but it would make me happy if you did :)).

2.) Here’s how you can gain extra entries:

-Follow this blog on bloglovin, through email or whatever feed reader you want to use (except Google Reader, which as we all know is shutting down). If you already follow, just let me know.

-Follow on Twitter

-Follow on Facebook

-Spread the word somehow (Twitter, Facebook and/or blog) about the giveaway

*Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, letting me know what you’ve done and which item you’re interested in. Each entry can be for a different item, if you’d like. Make sure to include some form of contact information (blog or email).


This giveaway is open to readers all over the world. The deadline for entries is 11:00 PM EST on May 17th, 2013. I will draw entries from a bucket or use a random number generator to determine the winners for each of the items. I’ll announce the winners on May 18th or 19th. Good luck!

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31 Responses to Spring Cleaning Giveaway

  1. Jana says:

    Oh, I adore the princess seam dress, particularly with the pleats and contrasting insets, and it’s even close to my size!

  2. Jana says:

    I follow you in my RSS reader, so a second entry for the lovely princess seam dress, please!

  3. Lauren says:

    i would love the bell skirted evening dress pattern!

  4. Lauren says:

    i follow you on bloglovin’!

  5. Hi! I would also love to get the bell skirted evening dress pattern. I follow you through RSS and I also just followed you on Twitter (wasn’t aware you had an account!). Thanks for the lovely giveaway πŸ™‚

  6. diya says:

    Nice of you to host a giveaway. Lovely the pin tuck dress looks , its just not my size though πŸ™‚ I would love to win the princess the seam dress pattern;)

  7. Jeannine says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to win either dress. They are both so pretty!

  8. Jeannine says:

    I also follow you on Facebook. I love both dresses and would be happy to win either one! Thanks again!!

  9. Nay says:

    The pintuck dress deserves to be worn! I hope you find it a lovely new home!

  10. I love both sewn dresses! The dainty Sound of Music one the most, however, so if I have to choose just one, it’s that one. Is it safe to guess that flat measurements can be doubled to find the actual ones?

    • Becca says:

      Thanks! I realized the measurements could be confusing to some, so I changed them. Yes, you were right the flat measurements I originally posted would be doubled to find the approximate measurements. πŸ™‚

  11. I follow on Blogger already- one entry for the stripe dress now too!

  12. Now I follow on Facebook too! One entry for ether sewn dress, please.

  13. I really want a new dress πŸ˜€ I shared your Giveaway post on Facebook! There, that makes two for Stripey, two for Pintuck, hooray.
    This is a really great idea for those projects that just don’t turn out the way you’d like. Maybe I’ll do a giveaway too, instead of donating to Goodwill… hmmm.
    Ok, I’m all done now.
    Happy Friday!

  14. What a lovely giveaway! Please count me in for the bell dress Butterick pattern – so beautiful, and my size! πŸ™‚

  15. Also following you on bloglovin!

  16. Tina Falkner says:

    I loved the striped dress!

  17. Ooh I’d love to win the white dress! Great giveaway!

  18. Elen says:

    How lucky am I that your dresses would fit me! I would love to have the striped dress. I have shoes that would go perfectly with it πŸ™‚

  19. Elen says:

    I also follow you via email… Hope to win the striped dress!

  20. I am a beginner at sewing, and the Butterick 2906 evening dress pattern caught my eye.

  21. Found this giveaway on my facebook newsfeed (Phew!), so naturally, I’ve been a facebook fan.

  22. Following you on Bloglovin’!

  23. πŸ™‚ Tweeted as well.

  24. sorbetsurprise says:

    I would love to enter for either of the dresses, they are so gorgeous!

  25. Ashley says:

    I would love to have the bell skirt pattern!

  26. Ashley says:

    Liked yr Facebook page:)

  27. Ashley says:

    And subscribed to yr blog;)

  28. Ashley says:

    N shared yr blogpost on my Facebook newsfeed as well:)

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