Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pattern Exchange!

I have a lot of patterns; many of them are old (or “vintage”:)) and I will never use them. Plus, sizing before the 80’s is off, and is very frustrating to fit to modern sizes!:) I thought it would be fun if you could get new patterns for getting rid of old patterns without having to buy any! So, instead of just getting rid of them, I decided to follow after Angela, from Sew I Thought. Below are the rules, borrowed from her blog. I hope you guys participate in the fun!:) And check out Angela’s blog; it’s great!:)

  1. In order to be eligible to receive a pattern I am asking that you either become a follower, or post a link on your blog. If you link to me on your blog post the link in your comment so I can check out  your blog and see what you are up to. Of course ideally I would ask that you send me a pattern in exchange but I know that’s not always possible so its not required
  2. Each person is allowed to request 2 patterns without sending me anything in exchange. Even if you plan on sending me something in exchange I  still ask that you only request 2 patterns per week to give more people a chance to get in on the action!
  3. I will post 5 patterns per week. I ask that you leave a comment with the pattern number or numbers you would like and your e-mail address so I can e-mail you to get your info for mailing them. I suggest you write out your e-mail to avoid spammers getting a hold of it.
  4. I will be posting both modern and vintage patterns but since I have so many vintage patterns, newer ones would be preferable. If I get something from you I will do my best to post about it, and make it.
  5. I will do my best to check each pattern for completeness and post as much information with each pattern photo but don’t murder me if a sleeve facing is missing or something, okay?
  6. As I will paying the postage, I would prefer not to  mail internationally, unless you are for sure going to send something in exchange .

1.Simplicity 9290, sizes 8-18 Uncut!1682. McCalls 5724, one size dolls w/ sleeping bag and clothes.Uncut!164 3.McCalls 8347, sizes 10-14. Uncut!


4. Kwik Sew, 828. Includes patterns for ornaments, tree skirt, and Christmas stocking. Uncut!170

5. Vintage Sew Easy pattern for Chatty Cathy dolls. Date on pattern is 1962. Includes coat and hat, dress pajamas and robe. Uncut!156 

Like they say, one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man's treasure!:)


  1. oooh my gran has a lot of these vintage patterns!

    helen x

    btw i have a giveaway on my blog! check it out!

  2. What a creative idea! Wish I could sew. ;)

    P.S Thank you Laura for stopping by! I know, there are tons of cute earrings out there. Grrr... I'm hoping I can train my ears to wear 'em all. LOL! Have a great day! :D

  3. that's such a great idea!

    i would ask for a few patterns but unfortunately, i cannot sew very well. i'm planning to learn!

    ps. thanks for visiting! x

  4. I wish i could sew too!! Sure il send you my adress again! :D have you got an email adress I can send it too? xxx

  5. What a fun idea! I don't sew (in fact, I'm lucky if I can cut a straight line), so I can't participate; but happy times to all who do!! :)

  6. what a great idea. like Erika, i can't sew at all. : (

  7. So fun! I need some patterns soon, I get my sewing machine in a week!

  8. Congrats, you are the winner of the You Can Make This Giveaway: http://designsbyvanessa.blogspot.com/2009/12/photobucket.html

    I passed on your email to them and they should be sending you your eBooks soon.

  9. My mom used to have a bunch of old patterns and I love looking at the retro drawings on the front! I think she made a dress for me once from them!


  10. I thought for sure these would be taken by the time I got around to commenting. I would love the doll pattern McCall's 5724. I will check my patterns and see if I have one to send you in return...I'll let you know.
    Hope you find time to sew when school starts back up! Hope to see you at Okolona in 2010!
    my email is: tryphenapaperie at yahoo dot com


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