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5.26.2009

Giveaway #3


Last but not least. . . I LOVE vintage patterns! I love collecting them. . . and sharing them with you! And you get to pick which three patterns you want. Just click on the picture to see it larger (I think. . . I am sort of electronically challenged!). The women's patterns are mostly size 12, bust 32 or 34, but since they are vintage, I am thinking it is more like a size 8. Several of these are uncut, but I have not counted all the pieces, so you are getting as is ;0). If you are the winner and you have specific questions, just let me know.
Just leave me a comment about what you would look for in purchasing a vintage pattern and how much you would pay. Winner will be picked randomly and announced May 31st.
International friends very welcome!

81 comments:

Lisa said...

Sorry L,

The Julie comment was supposed to be me (Lisa) - My sister-in-law is visiting, and she was signed into google and I didn't realize it! I still want to win the vintage patterns, but I don't know if she does. LOL

Daisy said...

I love vintage patterns.

Ginger said...

In a vintage pattern, ilook for it to be uncut, all pieces intact- I rarely will pay more than a few dollars, because I amnot sure I will use it, or even like it!

Jessica said...

Wow, all great giveaways. Sorry I don't have any input on the first two, but in vintage patterns (which I love too!) I look for them to be something I would actually use/make and would pay up to $15 depending on the pattern.

Damia said...

Hmm in a vintage pattern I'd probably be looking for a fabulous silhouette :) And having all the pieces would be great too! As for price, I appreciate that these are more rare than current patterns, so probably up to $15. However like Ginger said, I worry mostly that I might not use/like it!

cheers!
damiarain @ yahoo.com

KBraden said...

For the skirt and shirt outfit I have seen them start at $50 and go up. It's very cute by the way. I too have a hard time putting a price on stuff I want to sell. Great job! :)

littletwinkletoes said...

Oh I L-O-V-E the skirt/shirt combo, and think it would so adorable on my daughter! As far as pricing, I've paid $25-$35 dollars for sets like this, but would consider up to around $45 or so if the fabrics were to-die-for in my opinion! Good luck with your etsy shop! I just opened mine recently :)

Dionne said...

I love all the giveaways! I wish I had a daughter young enough for that adorable skirt, but really the baby quilt is the greatest! I love the recess fabric! That ric-rac edging is a great touch!
Cheers,
Dionne

Jesse said...

In vintage patterns, I look for patterns from the late 50s or early 60s; the narrow sloping shoulders of those styles seem to work for me!

elizabeth said...

eep. I'm bad. I shop thrift and usually don't pay more than a dolalr or two for patterns! I think if I found one I HAD to have, I would pay up to ten though.

Anja said...

Love the skirt.

letterwoman said...

With vintage patterns I look for them to be something I would actually wear or use. I'm pretty cheap, so I probably wouldn't pay more than $5 for a pattern.

Jessica said...

Would love these.

Tiff said...

I would love to win the outfit. I don`t have experience selling but I have seen them go for around $40-$50.

Ellyn said...

I love the quilt. Gosh I would think you could get $100 for something like this!

Eema-le said...

I love vintage patterns. I think that the price I would pay really varies depending on the condition of the pattern, as well as the age of the pattern.

Marsel said...

Fun -- who doesn't love vintage?! I would pay around $10 for a pattern like this if I were sure that all the pieces were included (I wouldn't mind if they were already cut, if it were cut to a usable size.)

sandyandcosmo said...

I like vintage patterns but I won't pay more than a few dollars because you really don't know what you are getting.

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Leanna said...

I love the baby quilt. I haven't really been looking for these, so I'm not sure about price...if it's a smaller size - $25-35.

Cravings Frocks said...

Vintage patterns are ace! Let's see, what was your question... When buying a vintage pattern I look for design features particular to the era - unusual seam lines and so forth. For an uncut pattern in a pristine envelope I'd pay up to US$8.

Tanya said...

When I buy vintage patterns I look for styles I like honestly, very simple. I would pay about $3 a pattern average, but would pay more for something that was rare or I really really loved.

Ashlee said...

I look for something fun but classic. I don't want it to go out of style before I get around to making it.

I am not willing to pay a whole lot since I have a whole closet full of patterns but I insist I could use a few more!

Grace said...

I have never used a vintage pattern or any pattern at all for that matter. I just eye ball it and hope for the best!

I LOVE that outfit - please please my girl needs that!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I do a lot of thrift store shopping. I would not pay much for a vintage pattern. It would have to be exceptional for me to pay $2 for it. I am on the look out for less then a dollar ;-) Used to see them all the time, but not as much lately.

MB said...

Love the baby quilt!

Christy said...

I sew lots of outfits for my triplet nieces and think the first out fit is adorable and would pay $30 -$40 wasy. I really want the baby quilt to give to my first great niece that is due in August. What an awesome gift to be able to pass on. Need the measurements to say for sure what I'd charge. I'd suggest going to Etsy.com and comparing your style, sizea nd fabrics to set your prices. Good luck.
littlefamily1997@msn.com

Robyn said...

I don't know much about patterns... I guess I'd look for my size, (or my daughter's) and modern/classic designs.... I'd probably pay $10 for one.

Poerava said...

I love vintage patterns I especially love adding to my collection.

Ashley said...

You would sell these on etsy. People love vintage!

I would pay $5 for the pattern it's self.

Ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Mel said...

Fun items!! Thanks for the opportunity!

isabel f. said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
count me in, please!!
love your blog :)
love all 3 :))

go see my giveaway
http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
and my flickr :))
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosaechocolat/
hugs Isabel

Kelly said...

I LOVE the baby quilt! How beautiful! I have never purchased a vintage pattern, but would pay $15-20 for a vintage dress pattern =]

amandasasikirana said...

I would see if the style is still wearable for now and whether it would work with my fabric stash.

Ana said...

Some very nice vintage patterns you have there!
I look for something that's still stylish, and probably wouldn't pay more than $15, but I'm cheap ;-)

Digital Misfit said...

LOVE that baby quilt!

Vintage patterns are wonderful, but the sizing can be a bit tricky. I would like to know the exact measurements given for the size. I look for uncut patterns most of the time.
I LOVE vintage toy patterns (plush animals more than dolls)

heidig@gmail.com

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

OK, that quilt is adorable and I love the little outfit. So cool.

debbiekl said...

Very nice giveaway! I look for funky styles in vintage patterns - something a little different but not too old fashioned. I don't mind paying $10-$20 for the pattern I want (in good shape!). Thanks!

Jessica said...

my mom sell vintage patterns at about $3 to $5 each. More if they are really old or especially cute looking. She's sold quite a few on etsy.

ChrisC said...

Ooh, I also love vintage patterns. I look for a cute style that's not too dated. I tend to go for cute 60s and 70s styles -- dresses with peter pan collars, etc. I don't have much interest in stuff from the 80s -- way too out there for me. I don't care if they're already cut, as long as they're my size and all the pieces are there. I get vintage patterns at the thrift store for 50 cents each, but if I found a really cute one online and it was in good shape, I'd pay maybe $5-7 for it.

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway! My mom would love these patterns.

I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Greentechmama said...

For the vintage pattern if they're uncut I'd pay $10-15. Love your giveaways! Good luck with your store. =)

Tam said...

I have yet to buy/find one (a vintage pattern)...well I've seen them on Ebay, but I want to Op shop some (and am about to raid my mums stash when I go home). But everytime I walk past an op shop I duck in and have a look

I am loving
7369
3463
3887

JBear said...

Those vintage patterns are fabulous! Good ones are so hard to find in good condition these days.

Alexis said...

I have a dream to learn to sew properly - if I won these I'd definitely make them! x

fawnda said...

I have never baought a vintage patterns but these look cool! I would love to try and work with some! thanks for hosting!

Trudy Callan said...

I didn't leave my contact info. Sorry.

www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Knittin' Diva said...

Oy, definitely count me in the drawing. I love vintage, and I love the quilt!! Love them all!

seemommysew said...

I'm no help on pricing! I've only bought them at the thrift store or garage sales. I love them, though! I would compare on Etsy to help price them.

faith said...

Oh my goodness, I love vintage patterns. I just found some of my grandmothers old patterns the other day. I would $5 - $15 for a pattern depending on how much I really wanted it.

Ali said...

In vintage patterns, I would like them to be uncut, and I love stuff that is harder to find now - high waists, etc. I 'm not sure how much to pay, $5 each?

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh my goodness! You have the best giveaway I've seen! I love that girls outfit. I suppose in a pattern I look for something that aligns with what is in fashion now. I would pay up to the normal price for a pattern - say up to $15!

introublewithmyhusband said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I love vintage patterns, though I find them difficult to find, particularly in a size that would fit me at a reasonable price. I cringe at spending more than $10 for a pattern, and even that's a stretch sometimes.

hcotten said...

O.K. I would love to have the simplicity 3463. I don't know much about vintage patterns and probably would not pay more than $12 for them, less if pieces were missing.

bylulu said...

I love the skirt and the blanket is to die for, and the patterns... I'm a bit bigger than an 8- but for a pattern in my size (that i liked) I'd pay... well if i really liked it 20

sewfunky said...

loving the patterns...

Please enter me in the draw, and don't forget to enter mine. :)

Paul Thompson said...

I have no idea, I've never bought a vintage pattern unless it was just considered "old" and at a garage sale!
I think I'm going to win!
pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

emadethis said...

Those are fabulous!
emadethis.wordpress.com
elizabethmadethis@yahoo.com

nicola @ which name? said...

i love vintage patterns too! love them! i look for whether or not they have been used, ease to sew, materials needed, etc. awesome giveway!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

javede said...

It would need to be complete and usable. Then it would depend on what kind of pattern it is e.g. an evening dress would cost more. So between 10-20 for very good quality.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Oh so pretty... I can enter this one YAY!! Depends on fabric.. and time again $15-$80 the detailed and dressier I would pay more for... I want to win a vintage pattern now... I am going to check my local Op shop!!

xo Steph

ktquilts said...

Wow!!!!

Kelly O. said...

I love vintage patterns!
I like want to frame some and put them in my sewing room as art (this isn't an original idea--can't remember where I saw it though)

carmel said...

i think that vitage dress for wemon are the best thing!
but im 7 monthes pregnant so that is exactly what im looking for this summer!

Vanessa Monet said...

I love your blog!
Those vintage patterns are great. I am new to sewing, but I can see myself collecting vintage patterns.

VickiT said...

How awesome! I love vintage patterns.

Just in case I win I've already chosen those I would love to have.
3463,7369,3887.

Mary Ella said...

I am starting up an etsy shop as well and having some price questions too! I would pay 40 for the skirt and top together. And for the quilt 25-35. I havent ever made a quilt but it seems like something you could price higher because of the time it takes. Good luck with your shop!! Blog about it so we can all check it out!

knitaddict said...

I always under price things when I sell them and then rarely make enough money to cover my time!!
I would pay $30-$40 for the set depending on the fabric!! The baby blanket I'm not sure but you need to decide on what you're paying yourself per hour and add that to the cost of materials etc.
Vintage patterns HAVE to have all the pieces, preferably uncut. I don't generaly buy them from shops as I like to "find" them myself!!

Please include me in all three giveaways!! Your stuff is deelish!!

T xxx

Robin said...

I am dying to have the simplicity pattern for children! Great finds.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I like the pattern in the top row, second from the right - sort of a peasant blouse? I love vintage patterns and I think a cool picture on the cover is what I look for!
Hugs,
Kerry

Sarah said...

vintage patterns are great!
preferably they'd be uncut.
a buck or 2 is pretty fair.
and i'd want to know the measurements that correspond to the sizes, since sizes have varied so much over the years.

charonfamily said...

Hi. I have an etsy store and I sell little girls skirt (like 0-9m months) I sell them for 10-15 dollars, but they take ALOT less time and fabric. I also do patchwork quilts, I have had success at selling them for 25.00, so add in the shirt and I say 35.00 for the set? The quilt I would say in the 40 dollar range. I personally don't think people who make homemade/handmade things get paid enough for the time, it't just so hard competing against a place like Target where you can get shirts for 3.50 along with matching shorts for 5.00. I want to see your etsy store when you open... let me know! I am excited for you!

Barb

www.rusticraspberry.etsy.com
www.rusticraspberry.blogspot.com

Ginny said...

I love vintage patterns, nothing specific I look for.

Sara said...

i'd pay up to $15 for a pattern ... I mostly look for toddler/kid patterns :)

wildflowerhouse said...

I collect vintage patterns, too! What a fun giveaway. Thanks for participating.

dianastirling[at]stirlingarts[dot]com

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Oh, I forgot...I've paid up to $20. for a vintage pattern. Well worth it to me!

Ali said...

Wow! What a giveaway! such lovely items! I love hunting for vintage patterns - for me to buy them, they need to be my size and have a certain 'retro-ness' to them so that they are a shiny example of the fashions of that era. I usually pay no more than a couple of dollars for them.
thanks for the opportunity!

trinitylou said...

Oooh, I adore all of this!

For a vintage pattern--timeless style (or not, if it's funky enough!), completely uncut and untorn, and of course, my size! I would probably pay up to $20 depending on how fabulous and unique it is. Still beats buying something mass-produced and just as expensive from a store!

AllyJo said...

What I look for is usually dresses or skirts. Baby clothes too. But I love vintage dresses. I have a lot too, and see a few in your stash I would like to have.

My daughter loves vintage sewing too. This win would bless two people. :) Take care.

Christina said...

what a cool giveaway! thank you =)
christinaleigh1@gmail.com

sew happy Stacy said...

I love old patterns and have quite a few myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

susan marie designs said...

I would look at the style. If I can imagine it in a more modern print, and it either a) has a hint of vintage cut or b) could pass as totally current, then I'm game! Oh, and also if it's not too advanced, I'm a newbie at sewing :) The only ones I don't like are the patterns that scream the era they are from (mod 60's cuts especially). I think I'd pay $5 - $7 per pattern.