Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I won!

I have entered a few giveaways on sewing/craft blogs, and I finally won one!  Okay, all I had to do was call first dibs on some patterns and they were mine, but I'm counting it :)

I am the happy owner of 4 new patterns, thanks to my sewing friend Aroura.  Her blog is called "Sew Creative" and she really is.  She's made costumes, including some Renaissance ones, holiday sweaters for her family, and lots of upcycled items.  Two of my favorite projects she's done include the darling pair of Tinkerbell shoes she made using a Goodwill find and the dress she made her daughter out of paper bags.

Here are my prizes:

McCall's 6024

I think I am going to try to make the sleeved view of the dress out of this lightweight cotton.  It's blue with white flowers and I think it will be pretty with the ruffles. 

Vintage pattern Simplicity 6121

I'm very excited about this one because I have some fabric my mom gave me from the 70s.  I'm going to make the top out of the stripe, and the pants out of the solid.  Danielle will be darling in it!

Finally, she also included two other patterns that I can see making a couple of times.  

The first pattern--McCall's 5495--looks like it would be so comfortable for the humid weather in the south.  I just haven't been able to narrow down what fabric I want to try it in first.  The other one is Butterick 5495, and I have several solid color knits I can make it out of.  I'm going to start with the view shown in red, then make the longer sleeves if my first version turns out well. 

Thank you so much for the generous gift Aroura! I've tried to pay it forward by donating two bags of fabric to Newborns in Need. :)


  1. AWESOME!! I can't wait to see the outfit for Danielle!! (Your other creations will be great, too!)

  2. I just now found this post on your blog, and I'd like to say I am very glad these patterns are going to such a good home! Looking forward to seeing what you make. :) The 70's pattern is a great one, and I really hope you like them all when you get to them. :)


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