Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sense & Sensibility giveaway!

As you may remember, I not only acted in a production of Pride and Prejudice last month, but I sewed a lot of costumes as well.

My favourite ones to sew were created by Jennie Chancey at I made dresses in several different styles, undergarments, and a couple of lovely little jackets.

And just for you, oh lovely reader, in honour of her new website redesign, she is giving away an ePattern from her site.

There are patterns from the Regency and Romantic eras... the Edwardian era (think Beatrix Potter)... the early 1900s (Titanic)... even a gorgeous 1940s Swing dress.

Many of the patterns are also sized for children.

I found the patterns to be very easy to use. The pieces went together easily, the instructions were very clear and easy to understand.

To enter, all you need to do is blog, tweet, or post something on Facebook about the "new", then come back here and post a comment with a link to your post. In a couple of days, I'll let the random number generator choose a winner :)

(Note: all photos in this post are used with permission from


  1. don't you know all that liinking here and there is waaaaaay to complicated for me? I'm ashamed to admit....

  2. sorry about that... :)
    But hey, it looks like you're good with commenting now!!

  3. Ohhhhh!!!! Nice giveaway Wendy! I couldn't resist... and why should I?

  4. I would so love to win one of these! I've been wanting to try them out!

  5. I would love to win some of these patterns! Thanks for the chance. I posted about it at my blog:

  6. Hi Wendy,

    I just checked out the website -- I wanted to make if everything works before I mention the site on my blog. At the moment one can't access any of the patterns... For example from the Romantic Era:

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    Maybe someone can check what is wrong? I would post about your giveaway and spread the word about the site, but at the moment it isn't working at all...

    Greetings from Munich,

  7. It seems to be fixed now, Birgit... I think there were a few issues when the new site went live, but I know they're working on them as fast as they can :)
    Thanks for checking it out!

  8. That is one very interesting website. I posted on facebook for my sewing costuming friends!

    Just realized though that my facebook privacy settings may not allow you to see it unless we be friends!

  9. Oh boy. I didn't need another project! But now I think I might just have to take some of those patterns up. :)!/lindsey.sainthilaire

  10. I have shared them on facebook with my friends and this is a WONFERFUL site! I know I will be heading back there soon! Such great stuff... thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. Oh. My. Gawd. Thank you for introducing me to this, I am so excited! You acted in a Sense & Sensibility, I will have to now follow your blog, I love Austen and the clothes. Oh wow. Ok, here's a link to my insane facebook post:

  12. OMG! I am so in love with these patterns...SO in love! I am such a fan of the regency patterns. I've never made a garment, but I'm going to try!

    I tweeted about the site and about your giveaway!

  13. OK I love those patterns! Tweeted

  14. Oh, I have wanted these for a long time. I want that cross over pattern, that looks so much like the one Lizzie wears in the film.

  15. These are my favorite patterns!!!/sewscute

  16. Congrats, you've won my ePattern giveaway!
    Drop me an email ... whimsey(dot)is(at)gmail(dot)com... and I'll let you know the details :)


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