May 24, 2010

Pattern giveaway!

(Or, how my complete lack of organization can be your gain!)

So I'm giving away my favorite blouse pattern, New Look 6407. After yesterday's decision to revisit this pattern for my plaid shirt rather than the less-than-flattering Burda pattern I'd originally picked out, I discovered that my instructions were missing! See, I'm not the most organized person around by far. I have this bad habit of leaving scraps and pattern pieces and such from my sewing projects on the table rather than putting them away when I'm done sewing. And sometimes I've lost things this way. Apparently these pattern instructions are the latest victim of such--I looked around in several pattern bins and around the sewing table, but to no avail. (And things are actually pretty clean right now, since I did a pretty major tidying up several weeks ago, so I know it's not hiding under something!)

It's not like I've never made a blouse before, but I didn't trust myself to quite remember how to do the slanted facings right. And if I ever make the tied-sleeve view again, I definitely wanted the directions for that! So I bought a second copy of the pattern today. And since I don't need two, I'd love to give it to one of you! (Pretty good timing, since I realized that yesterday's post was #450, and it's been awhile since I've done a giveaway, so let's celebrate that, shall we?)

About the pattern: It's size 10-22, and completely uncut and unfolded (save the directions, which I photocopied tonight.) It's both a great basic blouse and a really good one to customize, since the lines are pretty simple. I'm going to leave this giveaway open for the next two weeks, until June 7. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a random number after that!

These are the two looks I've made from it so far--this one straight out of D, (scroll down to see), and this one, which is a version of A that I modified to give the stripes a chevron effect. Just to give an idea of the next version...
Attempting to match up the stripes....hopefully it worked! (At least I know the back is pretty much straight...)

I'm attempting to make a cuffed sleeve. We'll see if this works!


  1. I hope I win, but I never do.

  2. I hope to win too. it looks like a great top!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! I have been wanting to start sewing again and had been looking online for pattern sales and stumbled onto blogs and into your blog. I have not sewn anything for myself in about 16 years (maternity clothes). Would love to try this. Ruth

  4. I don't need to win; I just bought this pattern last week! I'm pretty psyched to try it, though, now that I've read your good review!!

  5. I am enjoying your fun, inspirational blog! I would like to try this new pattern in a very unexpected fabric - skulls? camo?

  6. This looks like a great pattern. I'd love to give it a try.

  7. I'd like to win this pattern! (If it's OK to join if you live overseas). Looks like a great standard pattern for a blouse.

  8. Kitty4:40 PM

    What a lovely pattern! I would love to try it...
    Crossing my fingers!


  9. I'd love this pattern it is a classic!!!

  10. Hm, I like the pattern. I won't be sad if I don't win, though. :-)
    And I can't wait to see the new one. You have a thing for green, don't you? I rather like that. I have a thing for blue and white or beige, but green's becoming a new favourite.

  11. I'm doubling my chances because I love this pattern so much.

  12. Wow...thanks for the opportunity to win this pattern! Mary

  13. Matching plaids isn't easy at all, which is why I generally avoid them. You are doing an amazing job on this shirt!
    My word verification word is 'peemen.' Uh...okaaaay...


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