Pattern giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that at the weekend I decided to tip out the boxes into which I’d hurriedly unpacked patterns and have a bit of a sort out.

Hubby has kindly offered to scan everything into an Evernote catalogue for me so I’ll never duplicate a pattern again, and I’m itching to sew but not sure where to start.  It’s been so long, I don’t trust my hands at the moment for much other than sock knitting!

As I emptied each of the 4 boxes that will be the permanent home of the pattern stash, I sorted them into piles of the same…..dresses, trousers, skirts, etc., etc.

It’s a bit of a revelation. I’ve some fabulous contemporary patterns in there, Big 4 and Indie, and also a growing collection of vintage ones that is bigger than I’d originally thought. This is entirely thanks to the kindness and generosity of my lovely friends Liz and Christian, who have gifted me some corkers over the last year or so. Liz is a whizz with the charity shops and is the person who always finds the most amazing things. Vogue Couturier for £4 anyone!?!?

I think I need to get some archive envelopes for these and store them separately. I’ll happily share details in another post if you’re interested.

But for today I’m sharing some spares I have in my stash.

I’ve got half a dozen Cake Patterns up for grabs and a Frozen costume.  Here are the ones available:

If you’d like any of these patterns then please let me know in the comments.  If more then one person wants it I’ll draw names out of a hat!

Let’s say I’ll close comments on this on one on Friday 7th April.  I hope they’ll find a good home.

7 Responses to Pattern giveaway

  1. Caroline T says:

    Hi Evie. How generous of you. I would love a copy of the Red Velvet vlutch bag pattern if it’s still going. Hope your sewing room is coming together. Caroline x

  2. I’d love the Frozen pattern for little niece Greta if I may! Denise x

  3. If either of you has a smart phone I think it would be faster to use that to take photos of the fronts and backs of the patterns and put them into Evernote that way, rather than scanning. I put my pattern collection on Evernote a while back and it’s been great having it with me wherever I go! It took quite a while but it’s been worth it.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Funny you should say that 😉
      We use the ‘Scannable’ app that sends the scans straight to Evernote. It’s just a case then of tagging them accordingly and voila! And, best of all, you can do it on the sofa with a glass of gin in hand! (And by “you” I do, of course, mean “he” 😉 )

  4. Ooh that’s a lots of patterns! I’d love the cake one…I had one but it got damaged in Spain and I’d love to make another dress!

  5. Ruth says:

    Hi I’d love the cocoa knit shrug if it’s still available. Came to your blog, from your comment on fabrikated blog. Interesting to read about your challenge to use up your stash, that’s what I’m trying to do this year! I think I am using more than I’m buying! But it’s hard not to buy though!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Hi Ruth,

      Oh, I’m so sorry…all the patterns have found new homes.
      I agree that it’s so hard not to buy. I’m in the process of unsubscribing from tempting fabric emails for the time being. Good luck with your challenge.

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