Vintage Pattern Giveaway with MOMSPatterns!
I, personally, just me, own over 1000 patterns. It’s a sickness. A whole, huge bunch of them are the result of the Good Old Days when Jo-Ann would put their patterns on 99 cent sale every month; it seemed RUDE to leave something behind at that price, even if I only kinda liked it. Then, I started finding them at flea markets and thrift stores and street fairs. What really pushed me over the hump into the four figures was when my mother passed along her stash and added a solid 300+ to the total. Ouch.
This summer, my teen is home and looking for ways to earn some pocket cash (if she gets over $1000 this summer, she gets to buy another pet, in addition to the lizard she already owns; don’t laugh: last summer she banked a cool $1500 from babysitting alone). I offered to give her some tedious, busy-work jobs around the studio to help me tame my mess, and one of those is conquering the pattern clutter, like Kristy over at Lower Your Presser Foot did.
It occurs to me, at the beginning of this project of having her scan all my pattern envelopes into the computer so I can browse my own collection without having to leave my chair (oh, heaven!) that I could very well find a number of patterns that I don’t care for any longer and could just get RID of, already. The likelihood is low, I’ll grant, but it’s POSSIBLE. And allowing for that potential allows me to dream of replacing those patterns–what’s the good of breaking into the four figure range of pattern ownership if one cannot STAY there, you dig?
That’s where Jen over at MOMSPatterns comes in.
Unbeatable selection. Impeccable service. Delightful personality. My absolute go-to source for all kinds of yummy vintage pattern goodness (and the most insanely fast ship times). And today? She’s giving stuff away.
You heard me.
VINTAGE PATTERN GIVEAWAY FROM MOM’S PATTERNS
For the next week, you’ll each get to join me in drooling over Jen’s luscious collection–with the chance of winning $10 worth of patterns AND $20 worth of fabric for yourself!
Here’s how it’ll work:
Hop on over to the MOMSPatterns shop, and browse her collection of amazingly cool vintage sewing patterns
. Choose one you truly adore. Then, head over to the Whipstitch Etsy shop and find some equally cool fabric
to pair with your pattern–hypothetically, of course. Come back here and leave a comment with the pattern you’ve chosen and the fabric you’d make it out of, plus any other juicy details that might make us think yours is the best. (Keep in mind, you’re not locked into your selections, and if you win, can choose whatever you like!) Next Thursday, I will choose two winners (sort of like last week when I asked you to create your own fat quarter bundle
over on The Fabric Shopper
): one winner will be our selection for the most inspired pairing of fabric and pattern, and the other will be drawn randomly.
You’re not in the least locked into your selections in the comments, either, and are welcome to use your prize for anything in the shop. Winners will receive discount codes allowing them to apply their prize to their next purchase (excluding shipping, of course). And if you were to, say, successfully stitch your pattern and fabric, I’d be overjoyed to feature you here on the blog, too, so there’s that. More motivation (as if you needed any).
Well? What are you still doing here? Get going, and make some fantasies!
Want an extra chance to win? Do one or more of these:
- Twitter a link to this contest, then come back and leave a comment saying you did
- Follow this blog, then leave a comment saying you did
- Blog this contest on your own blog, then come back and leave a link (I really love discovering new blogs this way!)
- Write on your Facebook wall with a link, then come back and let us know in the comments
- Stumble/Digg/Kirtsy this and come back to let us know in the comments
Contest ends Thursday, June 25 at 10 p.m. Winners announced during the Grand Opening weekend of our Atlanta sewing lounge