Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway + Some Exciting News

It's here again, Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day.
So much fun and such a good opportunity to find interesting blogs.
If you haven't joined in before,
Sew Mama Sew host this regular event,
where lists of giveaways are published on their blog.
You can visit the blogs and enter the giveaways.
In the past I've found heaps of new and interesting blogs this way.

I'm giving away this fun book, Retro Crafts which I'm sure you will love
and is a nice addition to the inspiration shelf,
and also....

A pack of vintage/retro goodies!
This is where the exciting news comes in...

My friend Kate and I are working on opening our very own Etsy Shop
in the new year, probably the end of January.

We are going to sell vintage sheet packs, retro fabric packs,
also my own patterns (designed for the less experienced sewer)
and kits containing most of the things you need to make that pattern.

This pack we are giving away here, contains 50 5" vintage sheet squares,
two fat quarter sized sheets, buttons, braid and thread.

There are so many things you could do with this pack,
bags, cushions, quilts... really so much!

Can you resist a bunch of retro buttons?? no I didn't think so!

We are very excited about this new venture,
if you follow this blog, you will see the Grand Opening Announcement
which will include more giveaways of course!!

Are you excited?? I hope so!!

Anyway watch this space.

To win this pack and the lovely book
please leave a comment telling me something you wish there was a simple pattern for!

Thanks so much for visiting,
and do come again.

178 comments:

  1. I can't think of any pattern I desperately need. I always find too many and my housework suffers. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a neat book.

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  2. Thanks for such a wonderful Give Away. The only simple pattern I need right now is one for life. It just seems to get more complicated as I go along.

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  3. ohhhhh I can't wait! Iwsh there was a simple pattern for a knitted hat. I have tried so many times and quit! haha, I think I really just need more paitence. ;)

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  4. Please let us know as soon as your store opens!! I would love to buy some of the fabric packs.

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  5. Oooh, lovely fabrics, please include me in giveaway! Maybe a really cute teddy pattern, will be my next project for new bub :)

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  6. A simple pattern? Can not think of one at the moment

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  7. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING EARLY!

    I wanted to participate last year but forgot! I forgot this year too until I read this! You rock Deb.

    I have plans for an Etsy shop in the New Year too, exciting stuff.

    Now, easy pattern eh...? A tiered patchwork skirt. Make that easy (for me!!) & I'll love you (even more) long time. ;)

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  8. I am always looking for a simple pattern for roman shades. I think I just want them to be easier to make than they are.
    I enjoy your blog - thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  9. I'm with Jackie , a simple pattern for life would be good . Can't wait for your new shop it sounds great !

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  10. I can't think of anything I need a simple pattern for that I don't already have. Maybe a simple sunhat pattern that boys won't turn their noses up at.

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  11. A simple pattern .... hmmm .... with the wealth of the internet I'm not having any trouble finding things to make so I'm going to take it to a higher level (like many of the others already have) and say it's got to be something along the lines of balancing life, work, kids and home.

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  12. Congratulations Deb. That is exciting news indeed!!
    I'd love a simple pattern for handling a six-year-old tantrum ;)
    Andi x

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  13. Deb this looks awesome! I think simple patterns with quirky/changeable elements appeal to me - eg a simple bag but with a couple of applique ideas, things like wheat bags, pencil cases, kiddie aprons.... things that can be made simply but with individual elements for thoughtful inexpensive gifts....that's my take!!

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  14. Hi Deb - yours is the first blog I started reading! I'm home a lot due to illness and you opened a whole world to me - I even started a blog of my own. I'm loving your vintagey look. I'd like to see a pattern for wooly baby pants from felted sweaters. Good luck in your new endeavour!
    Barb

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  15. Ooh I like the idea of the shop/packs; best of luck with that. I'd like a pattern to make simple obi belts and other fabric belts that tie with an (op-shopped!) buckle. That are easy to make!

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  16. What a beautiful collection of loveliness!! I would love to win.

    Hmm, I wish there was a simple pattern for a jacket. They always seem so complicated!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  17. I would love to get my hands on that book, thanks for the opportunity Deb.
    I am not a sewer although I have a sewing machine it doesn't get much use. Whenever I try to sew I get a headache. Even the patterns marked basic/easy/beginner give me a headache so if you can come up with a pattern that doesn't I'd be your new best friend! Ha-ha!

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  18. lovely giveaway Deb and how exciting to open your own shop- I'm sure it will do well with your great vintage style. I'd love a pattern for a simple adult tunic style dress maybe with some cute pockets

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  19. Good luck in your new venture - sounds great! xx

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  20. So excited about your new venture Deb! I am really really tempted to try sewing some clothes for myself and Rascal clothes patterns scare me! A simple girls pinafore would probably be a good starting place.

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  21. Sounds like some exciting developments!! Looking forward to your opening. I'd love to get hold of a simple quilt pattern, it's something on my to-try list that sometimes just looks so complicated!

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  22. How exciting for you Deb!! Cant wait to see your etsy shop!

    Im with Megan, a simple adult sized tunic pattern... would be great!!

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  23. I Wish there was a simple way to make a double wedding ring quilt
    Merry Christmas!

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  24. I'd love a simple pattern for reusable cloth diaper covers

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  25. I wish there was a simple pattern for LIFE.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  26. a simple double wedding quilt would be nice

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  27. Simple pattern? Can't help you here. I don't go in for simple patterns because they often look, well, simple. If you could make a pattern that looks like the real thing, like a double wedding ring, but was easier to cut and put together, I'd be the first one in line.
    Love that book, and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'd like a simple way to make a small pattern bigger...or vice versa!

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  30. I too struggle to follow regular patterns. I often makes things up as I go or unpick an old item and work out from that how and item is made and use it as a rough pattern. So if your patterns are going to be suitable for someone like me, I'll be very interested in all sorts of them.

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  31. Lots of simple suggestions being posted..I am all for a simple tunic and double wedding ring! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. I think I'm copying at least one commenter in that I want a simple pattern for a tunic (one that can be made in a Large size). And I totally heaved a big dreamy sigh when I saw that pile of buttons. I love vintage buttons.

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  33. Oh that IS exciting news! Thanks for posting in SMS's blog, I'm glad to have found you! I'd love to make a vintage-y toy(s) with this fabric - maybe button-jointed? I like to make my own patterns, too, but they always end up way too complicated. Anyway, I think the things I could use in patterns are dresses/shirts with super simple sleeves. That's the part I always struggle with. For other patterns, what about baby toys? Especially ones that rattle or crinkle, as there are not too many patterns for those. I was thinking of making them (taggie toys that crinkle and have lots of texture), but again, mine end up complicated. Thanks for listening! :) C
    cadamsCREATIONS.blogspot.com

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  34. How exciting! I'll keep my eye open.

    I really wish there was a simple winter jacket pattern.

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  35. I love vintage stuff! I'm always upcycling from the local thrift store (so much fun!)
    I wish there was a simple pattern for a 1 year old snow suit (not too bulky, but warm).
    :)

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  36. I wish I had a simple pattern for pants that would fit me properly. It's impossible to get a good fit.

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  37. I AM excited!!! I love vintage :)

    A simple pattern for a child's bathing suit would make me happy :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  38. I need a simple pattern for a cicrle skirt! Love the giveaway book, looks like it would have lots of nifty things!!

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  39. Who can resist vintage buttons?!
    I would like a simple pattern for pants. I find it so hard to buy ones that fit (I'm very tall and thin) but I'm a bit intimidated by sewing clothes so I haven't tried yet. I think I might have to take a class in the new year.

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  40. Lovely giveaway! Your new shop sounds wonderful!

    As for a simple pattern....hmmmmm....I love to sew for my kids, so maybe something for them...clothing or toy related with a vintage twist!

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  41. How to make stuffed toys poseable without wire. I'm sure there's a way...

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  42. Oh! I recognize patches from the first quilt my mother made me.! The book looks fun too.
    As for patterns, I'm on the lookout for a simple A-line skirt, with tips on hotw to fit it just so!

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  43. easy wide-legged overalls for kids AND women too!

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  44. Anything quick & easy for gifts! Love the book

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  45. I'd like a pattern for a paper pieced Christmas tree pillow. I'm sure there are patterns out there, I just haven't seen one yet.

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  46. I can't think of a simple pattern I need. Maybe a good fitting shirt. Or a simple pattern for a good bra.

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  47. I wish there were simple patterns for wonky/improv blocks. I know that makes no sense at all, since they are supposed to be scrappy and creative and spontaneous. I get all OCD while quilting and need measurements, patterns and tutorials. I am crafty, but not creative, and the thought of doing wonky blocks almost gives me hives!

    Thank you for the great giveaway. I love vintage things, and would make some amazing pillows and a cute table runner out of this prize pack.

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  48. I was there was a simple pattern for a car seat organizer. You know one of those you make to put kids stuff in that hangs off your seat.

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  49. A simple pattern for clothing...or maybe I just don't get it! Quilts are so much easier for me then clothes!

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  50. Buttons and trim!!!! Can anyone who sews turn down a chance to win either?
    I need a simple pattern for a square bottomed bag maybe with some sort of bottom reinforcement.

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  51. Flowy skirt pattern for people with big butts. Honestly, this is what I need.

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  52. A pattern that would enable me to be in several places once?? not very likely!
    Bags with a top fastening which isn't a zip or magnetic clasp!
    thanks!

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  53. I wish there was a simple pattern for a pair of pants. Those things are hell to make! Especially the crotch!!!!!!!!! my worst enemy.

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  54. Congrats and good luck on your new venture! Sounds like a blast and I can't wait to see the shop. I have been looking for a simple pattern for a girls dress that my 7 year old daughter could follow. She loves sewing, but reading a pattern is confusing for her.

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  55. I don't think there are any simple patterns out there that I'm missing - maybe one for a pair of slippers?

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  56. I wish there were simple pattern for a fabric shoes.
    Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

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  57. Wish there was a simple pattern for an easy diaper bag!

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  58. What a nice bunch of gifts (I love a good theme!) I'm always partial to good bag patterns, myself.

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  59. I'd love a simple pattern for a gorgeous apron.

    michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  60. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!! :)
    Actually I need a pattern for simple hats to sew :)

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  61. I wish there were more patterns that fit girls 14/16 to small adult that were more childish and less shrunk adult.

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  62. I think we need more boy patterns simple or not. There just isn't a lot out there:(

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  63. I wish there was a simple pattern for a good dslr camera bag.

    My birthday is this Saturday, and this would be a wonderful birthday present!

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  64. I wish there was a simple pattern for coats!
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  65. Great giveaway!! I would like a simple pattern for a simple top. I tried making one when I first started sewing, but it turned out so horribly that it's balled up and shoved in a drawer in my sewing room. :)

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  66. Making an easy peasy diaper bag!

    I am currently hosting a giveaway on my blog too! I am giving away TWO $50 gift cards to www.BathByRiley.com! Enter now! :)

    http://www.sarahleeweaver.com/search/label/giveaway

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  67. I want a simple pattern for a great fitted tee.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  68. What beautiful fabric! I'd like a pattern for lovely coat, something for an adult that has a bit of whimsy like a lily pullitzer dress.

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  69. Hmmm... how about a simple pattern for a Christmas stocking? I never seem to get the sizing right! haha
    Thanks
    Tia
    mtrand2 at gmail dot com

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  70. I wish there were a *simple* pattern for a great pair of pants that fit well.

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  71. a simple pattern for a diy roller shade would be nice!

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. I wish there was a simple pattern for anything with curves! I have tried sewing curves together and just can't get it. :/

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  73. Love all the vintage fabric. I have some sheet that would go great with these fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays lauri (dot)rymar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. I wish there were a simple way to make patterns fit...actually maybe there is, but I'm not good at it. I haven't seen that book before, but it's right up my alley. Good luck with the shop! Merry Christmas!

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  75. Congrats on your shop! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fabric with us. It would be such a great addition to my stash. I think it would be great to have a simple pattern for a nice purse.

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  76. I wish there were a simple pattern for pants! I am so confused by pants making;)
    solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. What a lovely giveaway! I would love a simple pattern for a tiered dress for my little girl. One with a chart b/c math makes my head hurt.

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  78. I would love to see a simple pattern for a cute top for me! I am big busted and there is nothing made for me and I am not good at altering patterns.

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  79. I would love to see a simple pattern for fitted sheets & ironing board covers!

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  80. That is a hard question because there are patterns for EVERYTHING out there. I guess a simple boy shorts pattern.

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  81. Can I say everything? Seriously. I have the hardest time with patterns.

    Instead of thinking of what I'd like a pattern for, I can say that I wish patterns had more pictures. I need them to understand what I'm supposed to be doing. :)

    Good luck with your shop - - it sounds like you will be successful!

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  82. I'd like to see a simple pattern for a sofa slip cover

    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I would love to have a simple pattern for adjustable (not elastic waist) shorts for my daughter.

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  84. Simple handkerchief patterns, it hard to find a good hankie anymore.

    goldencrafter (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  85. I would like a simple pattern for pj/lounge pants :)

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  86. We need to find a pattern for those 'old fashioned' toilet paper dolls that used to be popular years & years ago.... :)

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  87. I wish there was a simple pattern for a cute dress that would fit me and make me look thinner than I am and that I could actually understand well enough to follow the directions. That was a mouth full but I quilt b/c it is simple. thank you for the give away.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  88. I'd love to find an easy crocheted hat pattern!

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  89. I love all things vintage. I can't think of a pattern, but love incorporating old things into new.

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  90. I wish there was a simple pattern for a wrap skirt! With these vintage fabrics I would make pillows for our vintage camper! Thanks!

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  91. I would love a simple pattern on how to make adjustments for large busts in dresses and blouses. That aside I love vintage. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

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  92. I don't make many clothes, but probably because I find the patterns too complicated! A dress pattern that is simple yet not shaped like a potato sack would be nice!

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  93. Whata fabulous giveaway! Iwish there was a simple pattern for plus sized clothing.

    Tammi'
    songsiren1@yahoo.com

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  94. I would love to make a quilt with those squares and the vintage sheets I have in my stash. It would be perfect for spring.

    I would love a simple pattern for pants with a zipper fly. I need to be ready for the time my kids are no longer wearing elastic waist pants.
    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  95. I want a simple apron patter that I can follow lol. Love the vintage squares so much.

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  96. children's garments...I'm always intimidated by them..thanks for the giveaway!

    nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. I wish there was a simple pattern for a woman's shirt!

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  98. A simple pattern...hmm, maybe for some older boys clothing and accessories, but only stuff that they would actually wear! Maybe some padded bootie slippers (for the older kids).

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  99. I would like to see a simple pattern for a sofa slip cover. I would buy that in a heartbeat! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  100. I'd like a simple pattern for a bridesmaids dress for little girls!

    I am entering this give away day too, so come and visit my blog and say hello if you get the chance

    http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

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  101. I would love to make a traveller bag but they seem to be difficult.
    Susanne

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  102. Thanks for a great giveaway. I think any clothing pattern that is directed at beginners would make me happy. I sew quilts but clothing scares me. Thanks again.

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  103. yes, I love that book!

    I wish there's simple pattern for jacket/coat with linings..

    thanks for the chance to win,
    Happy Holidays!

    Lucy

    lucy.chen848(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. A kids shirt (or grownup) for that matter. I wish there was a simple pattern for that.

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  105. I'd like to see simple patterns for elegant looking cushions. Good luck with your new venture.

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  106. A messenger bag style diaper bag

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  107. A holder for many gift cards. It is probably out there somewhere, but I don't know where :-) Thanks for the giveaway and good luck on your new venture!

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  108. I would like a simple pattern for women's slacks. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. i wish there was a simple pattern for a rollup case for supplies like scissors and needles and things :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  110. Hi Debbie looks like a lovely book. Did you see my SMS giveaway? Hugs Baukje

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  111. I'm quite new to sewing so most of the 'starter' tyoe projects have loads of tutorials - so not sure if I can suggest something new. I do find tutorials that assume things quite irritating though. Loads of pictures and basics like seam allowance etc. is always a must.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. that book looks amazing - and all the pretty tys - swoon.

    Good luck with your store next year :)

    Marilize
    marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Simple pattern for making fabric boxes with lids attached. More importantly I'd like to learn to make my own paper piecing patterns.

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  113. Boy clothes!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  114. I wish I could find simple patterns for children to learn to sew with, that did not involve felt or cross-stitch!

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  115. Interesting fabrics! A simple man's shirt.

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  117. I have been searching high and low for a simple pattern for footed PJ pants for my toddler! All I can find are vintage patterns which is fine, but why, oh why, isn't there a simple pattern out there for footies right now??

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  118. I want a simple pattern for basic underwear. No wait, I want to just buy plain black panties at the store and not have other colors mixed in - so I'm ending up wanting to make my own basic underwear. So I suppose a pattern would be nice.

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  119. I need simple clothes patterns as I want to try dressmaking in the next year.

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  120. LOVE your giveaway! I wish there was a simple pattern for making your own umbrella! Nuthin' like the vintage umbrellas that actually hold up in rain and wind!

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  121. I just need a simple tutorial for a nice peter pan collar.
    And I love those vintage fabric. (I cant find in anywhere)

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  122. Hmm . . . I am drawing a complete blank. I have been on a hiatus from making a lot of stuff lately and feel completely out of it. I'm super excited that you're opening up on Etsy though! Congrats!!

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  123. I wished and wished and just yesterday I found a simple (looking - I haven't tried it yet, but soon) tutorial for a drawstring bag. I have struggled with that one for eons. I really want to wip up some Christmas wrapping bags, but each one seems more of a headache than the last! Here's where I pinned it:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/200621358370181230/
    And, I have to tell you, Deb: it has been so long since I have been to your actual *page* that I didn't even realize it was you at first. And I'm all in my head "Hey! I think I have that pattern on a square Deb sent me!" Funny, screwy me.
    I probably should be banned from winning, but I can't help but try :) After all, I'm still collecting squares for what might be a fully NZ-vintage-sheet quilt! Well that's not quite true. I have a couple sheets that I bought. Somehow the little collection of squares always looks best, though! I can't wait to see your shop. Will you have buttons, too?

    Oops - sorry to be so verbose. I mean long-winded. I mean - can I just stop already?!

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  124. I wish there was a simple pattern for a kids indoor tent.

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  125. I wish there was a simple pattern for a cardigan that I could in fact not screw up = )

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  126. Wow Deb, that is wonderful news! I'll be watching for the announcement. I haven't looked for one, but I would love to have a simple pattern for a card trick block. I really like the look of that one. Thanks.

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  127. Stuffed animals like those cute retro felt animals. The retro patterns don't have enough directions and the new patterns are complex and not the same style. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  128. I love simple patterns for totes of all sizes and shapes. :) Good luck on your shop!

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  129. Simple raglan tee shirt? Thanks for the chance to win! ryansarahn(at)gmail.com

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  130. I wish there was a simple pattern for a retro 50's black dress. I would looooooooove that.

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  131. Well, I wish there was an easy pattern for the storm at Sea quilt--it's just too daunting for me!
    Best wishes for prosperity and happiness in your shop venture!

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  132. I wish there was a simple pattern for a backpack that could be used as a child's school bag. Bag patterns always seem so complicated.

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  133. A simple pattern for vintage style childrens rompers seems a bit hard to find!

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  134. I'd love a simple pattern for a child's dress coat !

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  135. I wish there was a simple coat pattern.

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  136. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck on the Etsy site! I wish there was an easy pattern for a cute purse...I'm trying one out today, fingers crossed!

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  137. Hmmm, a simple pattern for a dressy dress (for a little girl) would be great!

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  138. Can't think of a pattern that I would need, if I can't find what I want I design my own.

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  139. I wish there was a simple pattern for finding peace and quiet!

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  140. I would love a pattern for a simple-to-fit-well skirt that isn't too funky/young. Thanks for the giveaway! ellen@myerly.net

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  141. I'd love a simple pattern for having a happy and fulfilling life. I'd pass that on to my kids and all their friends ....

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  142. I wish there was a simple pattern for a jacket. Facings and collars always mix me up!

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  143. I've always wished for simple, yet attractive, maternity clothes patterns. Have you seen the maternity patterns out there? Who wants to wear a tent? LOL Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  144. I'm always looking for simple and elegant patterns for vintage sheets. I've got a bunch but haven't cut them up yet!

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  145. I would love to have a simple pattern for curtains. People who know I sew always ask me to make them, but I really don't know how to go about it.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. Great giveaway--thanks for the chance!
    I wish there was a simple pattern for potty training. :)

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  147. I wish there was a simpler pattern for shoes... I think they are easy but I get it confused... thanks for a graet giveaway!

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  148. How exciting with the opening of your Etsy store - I love retro!!
    I would love a pattern for a retro style full length apron!

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  149. Life! ;-) But I guess that is not what you meant ... I would love a simple pattern for a tunic for myself! Or a wrap dress! Something easy, cozy, but nice looking, too!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  150. I can't think of anything I need a simple pattern for. The internet has everything I could possibly want!

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  151. I think the trouble is there are so very many "simple" patterns out there that between the patterns and tutorials the market is getting saturated. I'd LOVE to see updated versions of vintage children's patterns!!

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  152. Maybe a simple skirt that doesn't use elastic.

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  153. I'd like to see a simple pattern for a nice dog harness, something like the ones by Puppia.

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  154. I wish there were a pattern to create time :)

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  155. I woud like simple patterns for women's tops that still look stylish.
    jmclean at mts dot net

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  156. I would like a simple pattern to make my own gift bags. Spending too much on them this time of year and should be able to make my own.

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  157. i really want to make a dbl wedding quilt but it is just so hard

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  158. simple pattern for cute clothes that I would actually like to wear. everything seems so boxy or just looks frumpy.

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  159. That's exciting news! The idea of putting together the kits for inexperienced sewists is brilliant! I am pretty experienced now, but I definitely would have liked to have found something like that when I was learning since I mostly learned using online tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  160. I need a simple pattern for EVERYTHING! Hehehehehe, I have only been sewing for 2 years so everything looks complicated at first!

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  161. I wish there was a simple pattern for nursing tops. The only ones I can find are either a pain to make, or I don't like the look.

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  162. golly, a simple pattern. i wish they were all simple, really. hmmm, i know there are tons of simple pj pants patterns for kids out there, but it would be fantastic if there were one that wasn't huge in the bum and actually looked good when they wore them.

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  163. Good luck with your new store! I love retro and vintage fabrics and I love kits!

    I'm with If Toys Could Talk, simple patterns for maternity clothes would be great!

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  164. There probably is a simple pattern for most of the things I wish I could sew. The biggest problem is with me reading them, LOL. I just don't get patterns anymore.

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  165. I wish there were a simple pattern for a baseball cap. roguekeri at live dot com

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  166. A simple pattern that looked good for a dress for myself. One with sleeves.

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  167. Your giveaway is lovely and I am dying to get that book.
    I wish there was a simple pattern for making your own camping tent. If there is, I haven't found it yet.

    aaminah1964 at gmail dot com

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  168. I wish there were a simple pattern for pants that actually fit me and looked great - no alterations required! Thanks for the chance to win.
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  169. I wish blue jeans were simple! Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  170. I wish there was a simple but cute pattern for a zipperless pillow cover.

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  171. I'd love a simple pattern for really cute and wear-able pants.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!
    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  172. Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm a new follower! For a really cute shirt. Happy Holidays! :)

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  173. I wish there was a simple pattern for bras.
    Love vintage, love crafts, and love books - what an awesome prize! :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  174. I would like a simple pattern for a wetbag for my cloth menstrual pads.

    erikaahaj at verizon.net

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